Why Throne of Darius is not your typical Alexander the Great novel….

Throne of Darius is not just another pike man in that massive phalanx of novels glorifying Alexander of Macedonia, known to history as “the Great.” It is, instead, a story dedicated to those who fought against him. It is the first in a series that tells the tale of a band of Greeks, who, as the Theban lyric poet Pindar wrote of other heroes, “have taken strife as their bride, and are faithful until death.”

As Alexander marched on with his Macedonians, not all Greeks followed. Many stood up for their honor, their cities, their families, their faiths, and their freedom. History is of course written by the victors, but the vanquished, too, have their stories to tell. This is one of them.


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