The Spartan Dagger: A Novel

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Ancient Sparta comes to life in The Spartan Dagger, Nicholas Guild's vivid tale of murder and vengeance.

On a cold night, at the outskirts of a peasant village, two Spartan youths wait to perform an ancient rite of passage. A family--father, mother, and their son--approaches, unarmed and defenseless. The young men step into the moonlight and claim their manhood by killing the adults. The boy escapes.

The Spartans have no idea how terrible an enemy they have called forth. Nothing could have prepared them for the boy, Protos, whose name means “destined,” whose cunning and inborn skill with weapons renders his enemies almost defenseless, and whose heart knows no pity. The Spartans have oppressed his people for centuries, and to break their power is to free all those they hold in subjection. As Protos grows to manhood, he begins to understand that his private war against his parents’ murderers is also a struggle for liberation.

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NICHOLAS GUILD was born in Belmont, California, and attended Occidental College and the University of California, Berkeley. He taught at Clemson and Ohio State before turning full time to writing fiction. He has published a dozen novels, several of which were international bestsellers, including The Assyrian, Blood Star, and Angel. Guild now lives in Frederick, Maryland.
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Forge Books
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Published on
Dec 27, 2016
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781466851382
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English
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Fiction / Historical / Ancient
Fiction / Thrillers / Historical
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