Sword of Marathon by Jack England
Approx. 106,840 words.
Published on November 25, 2012.
Luke, a Gothic prince, journeys south to prove himself worthy of kingship. But in Athens, Luke finds manhood and an unexpected destiny. Drawn into a vicious war against the Persian Empire, and confronted with superior military force on the plain of Marathon, Luke fights in bloody battle alongside the Greeks. The outcome impacts his life, his lovers, and the world’s future for millennia to come.