Hey everyone! Bringing you another classic novel as I havent in a while. Its another classic by Valerio Massimo Manfredi, entitled "Spartan". Some obviously have become introduced to "Spartans" from the popular film 300, and dont worry, that battle is involved in this classic novel.
Started off with a cruel tale of the choice a father has to make in alliance with Spartan laws, his wife gives birth to a disabled boy, who according to ancient laws, must be ridden of. Like any father, he couldnt not bear this, and placing the young boy's fate in the hands of the Gods, he leaves his child in a hollow oak in the mountains nearby.Already, this gripping story has common characteristics of any classic novel.
This young boy, Talos, lives normally throughout his life with the servant people, until one moment where he is passed by several Spartan soldiers. A fire burns in his heart, and little does he know his destiny has already been made. This classic novel follows the adventures of the young Talos, and the struggles he has to endure in his life, his fame and glory, and ultimately, his heartbreak with his long-lost brother, an unstoppable duo.
Valerio Manfredi has definitely outdone himself. The first time I read this classic novel, it was truely heartwarming, and is definitely worthy of being talked about on here. This is another classic novel you CANNOT miss out on!