Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities

Tyrant Destroyer of Cities 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 Alexa

  • Title: Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities
  • Author: Christian Cameron
  • ISBN: 9781409122241
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 superpDemetrius, 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

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    1. Must say I’m a big fan of Christian Camerons Historical Fiction Novels. Tyrant V: Destroyer of Cities did meet my high expectations. Rooted in the Wars of the Diadochi- era- the succession wars over Alexander the Great’s leacy, Tyrant V features the siege of Rhodes 305-304 BC by Demetrios, the golden one, son of Antigonus one- eye. The protagonists of the novel, Satyrus and Melitta, the children of Kineas of Athens and Srayanka, queen of the Assagetae (The Skythians) featured in Tyrant 1 and [...]

    2. ReviewCards on the table I'm a big fan of the writing of Christian Cameron, that said i approach every book by every author with the same open expectation of "wow me".It was like having old friends come to visit with wild tales of exploits and adventure Simply brilliant.Reading Tyrant Destroyer of Cities has had that WOW, it is a fantastic tale broad in scope, both for stand out historical moments and also Great names from Greek history and yet its still written and characterised in such detail [...]

    3. I am a huge fan of Christian Cameron's books. This one did not disappoint. As usual Cameron does a wonderful job filling his novels with historical detail without sounding like he is lecturing you. The rich history and culture of the Hellenistic world comes through as a natural part of the story.Filled with gripping action, the novel follows Satyrus (mostly) and Melitta (to a much lesser extent) as they take part in the epic Siege of Rhodes. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the [...]

    4. 3,5 The first two books were masterpieces, the third one I liked very much. But the fourth and now the fifth one begin to change my attitude to the series. This one's plot ( unlike the previous one) was good even if the siege description was too looong. But the final fight and duel, black and white presentation of some characters spoiled the impression. two main characters who grow more whimsical, blind and hypocrite and cause good people's deaths irritate me more and more .

    5. The grain trade is central to the survival of the Kingdom of the Bosporus. Satyrus goes to the aid of ally and trading partner Rhodes as Demetrius, son of Antigonus, puts the city under siege. Historical fiction at its best!

    6. I enjoyed this penultimate entry in the Tyrant series, and the historical setting in which Satryus and Melitta live is absolutely fascinating. I have enjoyed the fact that they control small (Satryus) and peripheral (Melitta) kingdoms that are caught up in the clash of empires that followed the death of Alexander the Great. In particular, the siege of Rhodes provided a great backdrop to the second half of the book. Satryus is still not quite a compelling character, but is definitely more interes [...]

    7. The 3rd Satyrus and Melitta novel and moving ahead in time some 5-6 years after the events of King of the Bosporus, Destroyer of Cities continues superbly the series with high octane action, narrative energy and the usual "realistic feel" of the author. While the main event is indeed the famous siege of Rhodes, the book covers much more and is chock full of action, intrigue and powerful moments.The prose style is very smooth - this was the main issue in the earlier C. Cameron novels but now the [...]

    8. My least favorite of all the Tyrant books. In Destroyer of Cities, Kineas' son, Satyrus, seems more resilient and unbeatable than his near demi-godlike father. And seems to follow a predictable course. He enters a major battle, miraculously defeating all enemies, yet, despite his win, his allies still seem to be losing. This happens a couple of times, then he gets hurt badly, or deathly sick, is out of commission for a while. then he returns and the process begins again. SPOILER ALERT: He domina [...]

    9. Great addition to Tyrant series. Satirus and Melitta are at their prime and continue to fight for their right.Cameron comes back to the seas and as always delivers an incredible insight into ancient naval warfare.This installation of the series also brings a new phase to historical and warfare account of the period with an engaging and detailed view into siege warfare.Well written and entertaining, with never failing action and combat.

    10. Excellent volume in Cameron's series on the Diadochi, the successors to Alexander the Great. Most of the book takes place during the year-long siege of Rhodes, which ultimately resulted in the abandonment of the siege by the aggressor. Cameron seems to be getting better and better, especially in comparison to a few of the earlier books in the series. There is a "final" volume in the series published this year, although the author is a little cagy about whether or not the series is really over.

    11. The siege of the great city of Rhodes, by Demetrios the Besieger of Cities, told through the eyes of a defender. Well, what can I say? Well written, exciting, lots of political and personal details, but, I grew tired of the constant slaughter, death, and destruction. I raced through the last half of the novel. If anything, this novel tells how dumb things are repeated through history. I would recommend to any interested reader of histfic, but I don't believe I will be rereading.

    12. ¡Que buen libro! es el último (por ahora) de la saga y la guerra de los Diádocos cada vez es mejor. El mejor ejemplo de cómo, después de un líder absolutamente brillante pero acaparador (Alejandro), surgen conflictos inimaginables y con proporciones realmente épicas como el asedio de Rodas. Muy recomendado.

    13. If you enjoy military history, this is a cracker. Don't know how accurate it is but a really exciting tale from Classical times about the siege of Rhodes. It would have been enhanced by better maps of the region, the island and the city.

    14. I just read this book in a day. Something I've not done since I was a teenager. It's incredible. Cameron really captures a period for me, and his writing is incredibly compelling. Bring on book 6.

    15. This has been by far the best Christian Cameron book I've read. Very well done. I enjoyed it quite a bit. It redeems some of the disappointment I had in a few of the previous books of the series.

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