Strategos

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

Strategos Summary

When the falcon has flown, the mountain lion will charge from the east, and all Byzantium will quake. Only one man can save the empire ... the Haga!

1046 AD. The Byzantine Empire teeters on full-blown war with the Seljuk Sultanate. In the borderlands of Eastern Anatolia, a land riven with bloodshed and doubt, young Apion's life is shattered in one swift and brutal Seljuk night raid. Only the benevolence of Mansur, a Seljuk farmer, offers him a second chance of happiness.

Yet a hunger for revenge burns in Apion's soul, and he is drawn down a dark path that leads him right into the heart of a conflict that will echo through the ages.

©2011 Gordon Doherty (P)2015 Gordon Doherty
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  • Book 1

    • Strategos

    • Born in the Borderlands, Strategos 1
    • By: Gordon Doherty
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    When the falcon has flown, the mountain lion will charge from the east, and all Byzantium will quake. Only one man can save the empire ... the Haga!1046 AD. The Byzantine Empire teeters on full-blown war with the Seljuk Sultanate. In the borderlands of Eastern Anatolia, a land riven with bloodshed and doubt, young Apion's life is shattered in one swift and brutal Seljuk night raid. Only the benevolence of Mansur, a Seljuk farmer, offers him a second chance of happiness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting stuff!

    • By Steven A. McKay on 10-10-15

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 2

    • Rise of the Golden Heart

    • Strategos, Book 2
    • By: Gordon Doherty
    • Narrated by: Rob Goll
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    AD 1068: the armies of the Seljuk Sultanate tear at Byzantium's borders, poised to strike the death blow that will bring all Anatolia under their yoke. Alp Arslan's armies grow stronger with every passing season, while the beleaguered Byzantine soldiers defend for their lives, the hope in their hearts guttering its last.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • cracking listening

    • By duane on 15-11-16

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 3

    • Island in the Storm

    • Strategos, Book 3
    • By: Gordon Doherty
    • Narrated by: Rob Goll
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In 1071 AD, Emperor Romanus Diogenes has rekindled the guttering flame of Byzantium. Yet in the eastern borderlands, two vital strongholds hang in the balance. Manzikert and Chliat must be won to secure the empire's fragile frontiers and vanquish the would-be usurpers who covet the imperial throne. But Sultan Alp Arslan and his vast Seljuk armies look to those twin fortress-towns also, resolute on seizing them first.

    Regular price: £24.19