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The Ten Thousand (Macht Series #1)

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    The most unoriginal book I have ever read

    For anyone who knows even a little bit about history, this book is a complete knock off of the real Ten Thousand. It is a fantasy telling of what in real life was the march of Xenophon and his 10,000 Greek mercenaries in their war against the Persian king and his brother. Instead of Xenophon, the lead character is named Jason. Everything else has a distinct Greek feel to it. The storyline is almost exactly the same. Jason is the reluctant leader who tries to get his people out of the enemy lands after the campaign goes south.
    I was highly disappointed with this story. Reading the cover I was led to believe that this might be a pretty decent story, but it turns out it's one that I have read in detail before. The author is not bad, per say, but there were a lot of sentence structuring that made me reread paragraphs to understand it. I would not recommend this book unless you have absolutely no clue about real history. Otherwise, we can read Xenophon's own work, the Anabaxsis and learn the real story.

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