Friday, 8 March 2013

HISTORICAL FICTION REVIEW: Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities - Christian Cameron

Release Date: 14/02/13
Publisher:  Orion


Demetrius, son of Alexander's former comrade, Antigonus One-Eye, was perhaps the most dashing and charismatic of the Successors, the Macedonian generals who fought a bitter war for the spoils of Alexander's short-lived empire. Still smarting from his epic defeat at the hands of Ptolemy, Demetrius has his eye on one of the richest prizes in the ancient world - the naval superpower of Rhodes. But the Rhodians know that defeat will mean annihilation, and Demetrius's campaign will entail five separate naval battles over several years before he can begin to breach the city walls - leading him to employ an array of fantastic war machines: ancient super-weapons like his gigantic lens of polished bronze used to focus on the city's wooden ramparts and set them ablaze. If she is to survive against such a merciless assault, Rhodes will need the help of every ally she can muster - including the newly crowned King of the Bosporus, Satyrus, and his fiery twin, Melitta...


Historical Fiction is a genre that I really get a lot of pleasure from and to be honest one man that’s very prolific is Christian Cameron, each book is not only an adventure but a story that I lose myself in for quite a while from the real world.

What Christian’s writing does is bring cracking characters, top notch action and blends it all with a storyline that moves at a great pace which when wrapped up in his own familiar writing style, makes him an author that I just can’t help but enjoy. Add to the mix characters that you really care about which when blended with some political machinations wraps it all up very neatly. Great stuff.

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