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Carrhae
Title : Carrhae
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Language : English
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 458

‘Carrhae’ is the fourth and final instalment in the Parthian Chronicles, the adventures of King Pacorus of Dura, and follows on from ‘Parthian Vengeance’.The great Parthian Civil War is over, leaving behind an empire exhausted by years of bloodshed. But no sooner have hostilities ended than Armenia, the client state of Rome, declares war on the empire and unleashes its arm‘Carrhae’ is the fourth and final instalment in the Parthian Chronicles, the adventures of King Pacorus of Dura, and follows on from ‘Parthian Vengeance’.The great Parthian Civil War is over, leaving behind an empire exhausted by years of bloodshed. But no sooner have hostilities ended than Armenia, the client state of Rome, declares war on the empire and unleashes its army against Parthia. Even Dura’s mighty army cannot stave off a series of defeats as the enemies of Parthia circle the empire like hungry wolves. And Pacorus knows that Marcus Licinius Crassus is also marching east to extend Rome’s rule from the Euphrates to the Indus and enslave the whole of Parthia. The scene is set for a final showdown on the battlefield of Carrhae, a clash that will decide the destinies of two empires and two men.


Carrhae Reviews

  • Brian Bigelow

    Excellent continuation of the series. I think it was originally intended to end with this book as it seems to close up the story line quite well. Pacorus is elderly at the end of this book. Now on to Companions for me.

  • Jerry Mercer

    A Novel EndingPayouts and his friends and family will always have a place in my memories of good novels. The ending was particularly moving and I commend author Darman for his well-written story.

  • Suryabrata Banerjee

    This is a story about King Pacorus of Dura-Europos, a sub-king and high general of Parthia empire during the time of Crassus, Julias Caeser and Pompei. It is written in first person by King Pacorus describing his life and the events of that era. It reaches its climax at the battle of Carrhae where Crussus get crushed after invading party. It is a good read, but for some reason I always felt that Pacorus is a good man (although described by himself), however, we never get to know his opponent's o [...]

  • Simon Binning

    This is the final book in Peter Darman's Parthian series, and is a fitting end (although I see there is now a fifth book set in the middle of the series). The author has managed to create a large cast of characters who have all grown and developed throughout the series; this is no mean feat. Some have become what you expected of them, others have taken unexpected paths, but always in believable ways. The weave of fact and fiction is handled well (we know remarkably little about the Parthians; ve [...]

  • Frank Shumaker

    I was so surprised to look on and find many of the characters performed exactly as they did in the Roman wars as the book said. Parthian books 2 and 3 were great books but this was a masterpiece as it's rating by others reflects. Through the 4 books you go from teen years through the life of Prince/Pacorus and the Carrhae battle has been told from the Roman version many times. But few have tackled the half century like Darman. As I sted in my first book review I found his writing like David Gem [...]

  • Guy

    The last in a stunning series. The story line was complex enough to engage in both it's complexity and sweep and all the characters came through in three dimensions. This final book was a superb read - the best of the four books.It was fascinating to read about the Carrhae campaign from the Parthian aspect rather than that of Crassus. I would say that Peter Darman is very under rated; he leaves Simon Scarrow in the cold, let alone Con Iggulden.It was hard saying goodbye to old friends. Domitius, [...]

  • Mark D

    Great conclusion to an amazing seriesI don't what else to say. All four books are among some of the best I've ever read. Pacorus is one of my favorite characters up there with Uhtred Ragnarsson, Jon Snow, Arimnestos from Killer of Men, Vaelin Al Sorna and Royce Gelborn.The author brings you to this time period and doesn't let you go, I was googling maps of the places he was talking about and searching about characters as they popped up. Now what the hell am I supposed to read!?!?

  • Ralph Halse

    As soon as I knew Darman's final in the Parthian series was released, I purchased it and I was not dissappointed.Without getting into a 'spoiler' recommendation, my interpretation of this conclusion was well thoughout, interesting, not predictable and set the final tone well.Readers of historical fiction will enjoy the series on Rome versus Parthia immensly.

  • oweb26

    The best one in the series, the best thing about this entire series is even with all the fighting you develop a connection with the characters through all the wars and turns with the books. Not many books can make me say wow when I finish them but this one did!

  • Jay Ranton

    Good book

  • Nabarz

    The best one in the series.

  • Margareth8537

    An excellent conclusion to the series.