The Long War
Arimnestos is a farm boy when war breaks out between the citizens of his native Plataea and their overbearing neighbours, Thebes. Standing in the battle line for the first time, alongside his father and brother, he shares in a famous and unlikely victory. But after being knocked unconscious in the melee, he awakes not a hero, but a slave.
"The Long War" chronicles Arimnestos' incredible journey from slave to soldier to hero across the tumult of the Greco-Persian wars, culminating in the Battle of Plataea.