A Man at Arms: A Novel

A Man at Arms: A Novel

by Steven Pressfield

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Overview

From the acclaimed master of historical fiction comes an epic saga about a reluctant hero, the Roman Empire, and the rise of a new faith.

Jerusalem and the Sinai desert, first century AD. In the turbulent aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus, officers of the Roman Empire acquire intelligence of a pilgrim bearing an incendiary letter from a religious fanatic to insurrectionists in Corinth. The content of this letter could bring down the empire.

The Romans hire a former legionary, the solitary man-at-arms, Telamon of Arcadia, to intercept the letter and capture its courier. Telamon operates by a dark code all his own, with no room for noble causes or lofty beliefs. But once he overtakes the courier, something happens that neither he nor the empire could have predicted.

In his first novel of the ancient world in thirteen years, the best-selling author of Gates of Fire and Tides of War returns with a gripping saga of conquest and rebellion, bloodshed and faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393540970
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/02/2021
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 50,320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Steven Pressfield is the author of the best-selling novels Gates of Fire and Tides of War, as well as The Legend of Bagger Vance. He is also the author of the classics on creativity The War of Art and The Artist’s Journey. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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