Vanquished

Medallion Media Group
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He lived in the shadow of kings. One trusted him with his empire; the other feared his every move...Memnon of Rhodes (375-333 BCE) walked in the footsteps of giants. As a soldier, sailor, statesman, and general, he was, in the words of Diodorus of Sicily, "outstanding in courage and strategic grasp." A contemporary of Demosthenes and Aristotle, Memnon rose from humble origins to command the whole of western Asia in a time of strife and slaughter. To his own people, he was a traitor, to his rivals, a mercenary. But, to the King of Kings, his majesty Darius III of Persia, Memnon was one man capable of defending Asia Minor from the rising power of the barbaric Macedonians. In a war pitting Greek against Greek, Memnon proved his quality beyond measure. His enemies fought for glory and gold; Memnon fought for something more, for loyalty, for honor, and for duty. He fought for the love of Barsine, a woman of remarkable beauty and grace. Most of all, he fought for the promise of peace. Through the deathbed recollections of a mysterious woman, the life of Memnon unfolds with brilliant clarity. It is a record of his triumphs and tragedies, his loves and lossess, and of the determination that drove him to stand against the most renowned figure of the ancient world-the ambitious young conqueror called Alexander the Great.
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About the author

Hope Tarr is the author of Tempting, a Romantic Times Book Club Award nominee for Best Innovative Historical Romance. She is also the author of Enslaved, It's a Wonderfully Sexy Life, and Lord Jack. She lives in New York City.

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Publisher
Medallion Media Group
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Published on
Aug 1, 2006
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Pages
503
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ISBN
9781605420264
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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This content is DRM protected.
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