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Last of the s Read » 104 Æ In the time before Homer the legendary Theseus King of Athens an actual historical figure set sail on a journey that brought him into the land of tal Kyrte the “free people” a nation of proud female warriors whom the Greeks called “s” The s bound to each other as lovers as well as fighters distrusted the Greeks with theirY nation rose up in rageLast of the s is not merely a masterful tale of war and revenge Pressfield has created a cast of extraordinarily vivid characters from the unforgettable Selene whose surrender to the Greeks does nothing to tame her; to her lover Damon an Athenian warrior who grows to cherish the wild ways; to the narrator Bones a young girl from a noble family who was nursed by Selene from birth and secretly taught the way; to the great Theseus the tra. I can hardly put it down Striking imagery; marvelous words; compelling believable story No it isn't an easy read It's a deliberate read The writer went to great lengths to paint pictures of these warriors and the world they were in I loved the way you had opportunity to see the story from so may points of view from the Greeks to the s

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Gic king; and to Antiope the noble ueen who betrayed tal Kyrte for the love of TheseusWith astounding immediacy and extraordinary attention to military detail Pressfield transports readers into the heat and terror of war Eually impressive is his creation of the nation its people its rituals and myths its greatness and savagery Last of the s is thrilling on every page an epic tale of the clash between wildness and civilization patriotism and love man and woman. As Steven Pressfield points out there are few ancient references to the mythical s the mythical warrior women of the ancient world Since Schliemann's discovery of Troy however many scholars have come to believe that real history lies behind mythPresented through the eyes of several invented characters Pressfield brings to life Theseus the nearly mythical father of Athens and his love affair with Antiope war ueen of the sPressfield's guesses as to what the culture must have been like to have been able to exist and to thrive in a world of warrior men are convincing Answering uestions as to how it was that the tribes consisted entirely of women how new generations were propogated the organization of the tribes what happened to male babies and how they managed to remain free of male dominance Pressfield succeeds in presenting a consistent fascinating and sympathetic picture As no evidence exists to the contrary Pressfield's version might as well be true At the very least the story is sufficiently plausible and entertaining so as to make at least one reader forget uite freuently that it is grounded in conjecture alone For my part I'll take convincing conjecture over an unimaginative historical account any day

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Last of the sIn the time before Homer the legendary Theseus King of Athens an actual historical figure set sail on a journey that brought him into the land of tal Kyrte the “free people” a nation of proud female warriors whom the Greeks called “s” The s bound to each other as lovers as well as fighters distrusted the Greeks with their boastful talk of “civilization” So when the great war ueen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled with the Greeks the might. I beg the would be reader to notice that the majority of people who have given this book a one star rating did not finish it My husband also took this book up and became so instantly frustrated with it that he didn't even make the hundred page mark The reason is the writing style of this work sorry Steven you know I love you but this is true was absolutely atrocious It was VERY choppy especially at the start He changes perspectives faster than the reader can get into the characters However with this in mind I must say the book is still amazing What I would recommend would be a uick read of about the first half Do a speed read so you know the characters and you get the idea of the plot Then really indulge in the last half The last half paints some entirely world wide heroic pictures of these warriors He unleashes them with serious force The one on one combat scene between the ueen of the s and Theseus is probably one of his best written battles that I have read and the riding out and clashing of arms is epic in scope The story involves sisters and is well thought out and complex But damn Steven the perspective was so off on this one A birds eye view or a single storyteller would have made this work amazing Be warned this book is bloody like his others and frankly the choppiness may ruin it for you If you can get past that you will have some very amazing images of warrior women running around in your head after reading this one Choose to pick it up accepting this as it is or don't bother