I have been reading novels by Christian Cameron for a while now.
In the past I enjoyed his series Tyrant (Scythia and wars of diadochoi, and I do hope for more books in the series) and the Killer of Man series(Persian Wars).
I read yesterday that pan Christian is about to publish a new novel taking place in ancient Hellas - The New Achilles.
This is going to be the story of well forgotten Hellenic commander Philopoemen.
I am looking forward to read this novel - it is not typical to see Hellenistic Greece in the English language novel - even if our esteemed author is 'furiously anit-Spartan.' We have novels of Mrs Helena Schrader to give us a different view of ancient Sparta.
I expect good storytelling, plenty of adventure and a feel of ancient warriorship all by Christian's skilled pen work.
Being in my usual critical mode, I just wish that they cover would reflect the ancient pottery techniques - red-figure, black-figure or white-ground ones.
His skill as warrior, horseman, cavalry armament and actual fighting as described by Plutarch(6.3) during a battle under king Antigonus III Doson of Macedon against Spartan Cleomenes III (one of my favorite ancient heroic and tragic figures) :
|XIX century sculpture|
and Pausanias giving a bit about Philopoemen.
And from Pausanias description, from the linked page above, comes another interesting story of Philopoemen as cavalry commander and horseman: