King of Kings

King of Kings
Author: Dan Carlin
Language English
Genre: History
Series Hardcore History
Goodreads Rating: 4.48
Published: August 7th 2016

I - Often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta’s spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king they created the greatest empire the world had ever seen. II - From Biblical-era coup conspiracies to the horrific aftermath of ancient combat this second installment of the series on the Kings of Achaemenid Persia goes where only Dan can take it. For better or worse… III - If this were a movie, the events and cameos would be too numerous and star-studded to mention.

It includes Xerxes, Spartans, Immortals, Alexander the Great, scythed chariots, and several of the greatest battles in history.