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User Review  - Speesh - LibraryThing

Ah, Memphis; home of Elvis and the Ancient Greeks...erm... Most people who know anything about anything, know at least a little about the legend of Thermopylae and the 300 Spartans who fought there ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shimmin - LibraryThing

This turned out to not be my sort of thing. There is a perfectly understandable need to set the scene for the climactic battle, but with one thing and another, I never read far enough to get anywhere ... Read full review

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User Review  - RamzArtso - LibraryThing

What a book! A timeless masterpiece. All I can say is I wish it had been at least twice as long, or even infinite, for that matter. Legendary! I highly recommend this! Read full review

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Not too bad. Having seen the movie 300 will give you an appreciation for this book and reading the book will give you a better understanding of the movie. It is written from the dying perspective of a Helot servant of the spartans captured during the battle. He gives a narratvie of Spartan life and philosphy to a historian of King Xerxes. Xerxes wishes to know more about Spartans and why they fight they way they do. Entertaining with excellent battle descriptions. 

Review: Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

User Review  - Dragos - Goodreads

The qualities of a good battle squire are simple enough. He must be dumb as a mule, numb as a post and obedient as an imbecile. In these qualifications, Xeones of Astakos, I declare your credentials ... Read full review

Review: Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

User Review  - Dhiraj Sharma - Goodreads

“Here dead lie we because we did not choose To live and shame the land from which we sprung Life to be sure is nothing much to loose But young men think it is and we were young” What motivates men to ... Read full review

Review: Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Having just finished all the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books, this was a strong change of perspective and tone. I was initially disturbed by the depictions of war and life in ancient Greece ... Read full review

Review: Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

User Review  - Samanta Bićanić - Goodreads

In this novel we see the Battle of Thremopylae through the eyes of a "mere" squire Xeones (a non - Spartan born man who willingly came to Sparta as a child to learn from them). At the beginning of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - aevaughn - LibraryThing

Engaging novel, and largely true (to the best of my knowledge) of the time/events, etc. Read full review

Review: Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

User Review  - T Moore - Goodreads

Where to begin? The Gates of Fire, in my mind, is the best historical fiction novel that I have ever read. I have read over a 1000 at the very least. I have enjoyed reading it many times over. His ... Read full review


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