Can a Persian Princess stop Alexander the Great from conquering Persia?
Barsine, daughter of a Persian horse lord, niece of the Persian emperor Darius, wife of General Memnon, will stop at nothing to defend her country.
Three Greeks, survivors of the savage destruction of their city, Thebes, by Alexander’s army, swear revenge and join Barsine in her effort to stop the conqueror from advancing further in the Persian empire: Dimitrios, an experienced hoplite; Klemes, a physician who dreams of peace while treating soldier wounds; and Ari, a passionate young archer.
Epic battles, historical detail, courageous heroes, a spy network, humor, and a different historical point of view on Alexander’s wars, make for a read you will not want to put down. And, even though you know how the story finishes, you too will root for the underdogs of history…
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“Someday, you make a game for me, Daddy?” is what little Ryan McLaughlin asked her father, Mark, many years ago. He designed not one but two games for his daughter and then wrote a novel based on the latter of those: Princess Ryan’s Star Marines. Now he has written another novel – a work of historical fiction: Throne of Darius. It is the first in a series about characters (real and imagined) who fought against Alexander the Great.
A freelance journalist, Mark is the author of two novels and two books on military history and is the designer of 25 published games – the most recent of which is Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea by GMT games. Mark also writes for many clients and publications. Although his principal work as a journalist over the last 40 years has been in foreign affairs, he also writes on everything from travel and entertainment to serious position papers.
For more on Mark, his books and his games, please visit: http://www.markgmclaughlin.com/