Jacket for 'The Lion Shield'

Publishers

UK - Michael Joseph

The Lion Shield

By Conn Iggulden

Published May 2020

Book #1 in the Athenian Series

The momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political systems will last for twenty-seven years (431 to 404 BC).

It will end in the fall of Athens.

Filled with cunning political scheming, astonishing military prowess, invasions, treacheries, plagues, ambitions, virtues, and emotions and a lot of intrigue, Conn Iggulden brings to life one of the most thrilling chapters of the ancient world.

Praise for Conn Iggulden:

Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction.
Daily Mirror

Pacey and juicy, and packed with action.
The Sunday Times

One of our finest historical novelists.
Daily Express