See what the critics are saying about Blood of Kings:

 ‘This is a brilliantly written and scrupulously researched historical novel that uniquely captures the atmosphere surrounding the rise to power of Darius, the greatest king of Ancient Persia. His story is interwoven with parallel events in Egypt and Greece, making this novel of absorbing interest to anybody with an interest in the ancient world’ Dr John Curtis, OBE, FBA, formerly Keeper of the Department of Middle East, the British Museum

“Extremely compelling….. an almost Game of Thrones feel at times. The novel is certainly a page-turner…I look forward to reading a continuation.” Ancient Warfare Magazine

‘You must read Blood of Kings. . . a masterpiece of historical fiction’Dr Bryan Wood, Author

‘Vivid…original and fascinating’ F. Bailey, Scriptwriter for BBC’s ‘Peak Practice’

‘Andrew James has captured the very spirit of the Ancient Achaemenids . . . he literally takes the reader back in time to the Persians of old. I would highly recommend this historical novel . . .’ Dr Kaveh Farrokh, Lecturer and Reader of History at the University of British Columbia Continuing Studies Division