The Sacred Band

  • by Janet Morris, Chris Morris
  • Narrated by Christopher Crosby Morris
  • 31 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Sacred Band of Thebes lives on, a world away, in this mythic novel of love in war in ancient times. In 338 BCE, during the Battle of Chaeronea that results in the massacre of the Sacred Band of Thebes, the legendary Tempus and his stepson cavalry rescue 23 pairs of Theban Sacred Banders, paired lovers and friends, to fight on other days. These 46 Thebans, whose bones will never lie in the mass grave that holds their 254 brothers, join with the immortalized Tempus and his Sacred Band of Stepsons, consummate ancient cavalry fighters, to make new lives in a faraway land and fight the battle of their dreams where gods walk the Earth, ghosts take the field, and the angry Fates demand their due.


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Epic Fantasy Tale

This book is a rich tapestry of myth, war, love, and honor woven with great care by two outstanding authors. This epic book is reminiscent of classic literature, and I'd recommend it highly to lovers of history and legend.
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- Carmen C "I'm addicted to audiobooks, particularly thrillers and erotic reads. I'd love for you to follow my reviews!"

The voice of Gods.

What made the experience of listening to The Sacred Band the most enjoyable?

The story is exceptional. Its both epic and profoundly intimate at once.
Christopher Morris narrates with ease and a believability that carries you well past what even words can tell. You're there.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sacred Band?

Honestly I love the opening scene. There's so many others though. But mostly its the awe that you're left with when men mingle with gods.

Which scene was your favorite?

First Scene. That moment when history and mythology bleed together. The poetry and melancholy of war. When Tempus the demi-god is brought down low for tampering with the fates of men. What better story is left to come after than redemption. It's the best kind of story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Left me in awe.

Any additional comments?

Love the author. Love the story. Love that I now get to listen to it and fall into it a little bit more as well.

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- Tom Barczak

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-26-2014
  • Publisher: Perseid Press