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The vast Persian Empire already dominates nearly half of the earth's entire population, but Persia's Great King now has his sights on Greece. Race to Marathon vividly imagines this key moment in history--the Battle of Marathon. The action unfolds through the stories of its participants--valiant women, fearsome warriors, and cunning leaders--woven into a fabric of intrigue and passion.
All logic is on the side of the Persians, and the fate of the Greeks seems clear: death or enslavement. But on the battlefield, shrewd intuition, a zeal for glory, and the breathtaking feats of long distance runners help the Greeks. At home in Athens, wives, mothers, and daughters wage a war of wiles against traitors who plan to help the Persians capture the city.
And the goddesses are watching.
Race to Marathon builds to a stunning end, which demonstrates that the story of Marathon is as relevant today as it was when men and women of fortitude struggled to preserve their freedom.