'This may be the greatest tale of the ancient world. Hugely enjoyable' CONN IGGULDEN
'Excellent . . . scintillating'
Forging Kingdoms is the fifth book in a huge, brutal and bloodthirsty series about the fight to regain Alexander the Great's empire after his untimely death.
From the shattered empire, five kingdoms are emerging.
Seleukos, triumphant in the capture of Babylon, now faces the challenge of holding onto his hard-won prize. One-eyed Antigonos and his son are newly reconciled and both hungry for revenge.
But Antigonos has foes of his own. Driven by vengeance, widowed Artonis sides with Ptolemy, planning to thwart the one-eyed brute. The key to their success is Herakles, the sixteen-year-old illegitimate son of Alexander. To see him crowned, they will not only need an army but also to eliminate Kassandros, a powerful rival with his own designs on the throne of Macedon. Meanwhile in the north, Lysimachus broods.
As loyalties shift like sand and political ambitions run rife, the stage is set for the greatest war in the ancient world.
Who will win the fight for the greatest Kingdom in the ancient world? Let the games begin . . .