A European best-selling series, continuously in print since 1946, now for the first time in English.
570 BC. Imprisoned in Carthage, the confidential envoy of the king of Media — and a Zoroastrian priest — slips his jailers and rushes across the Mediterranean, by Sicily and Greece, to his next destination: Egypt – trying to fulfill his mission and prevent the outbreak of a war. He is pursued by the Carthaginian navy, her secret agents and assassins, all determined to stop him. All he has for his defense is his guile and his Greek teenage apprentice.
Continuously in print across Eastern Europe since 1946, the series has been compared, — for its fast-paced style and historical accuracy — to The Treasure Island and The Three Musketeers.
Come, find out what the world has been reading for 70 years!
This free prequel contains the first 8 chapters of the first volume in the series.