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[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win A Man at Arms by Steven Pressfield

This immersive new historical fiction novel explores the ancient world.

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Get ready to be swept away to an era of mighty empires, clashing faiths, and bloodthirsty mercenaries. Steven Pressfield’s new historical fiction novel, A Man at Arms, is set just 20 years after the crucifixion of Jesus. As the Roman Empire sets out to quash what they deem to be a dangerous group of religious zealots, Telamon of Arcadia is hired to intercept a history-making letter sent from Paul the Apostle to early Christians living in Corinth.

Steven Pressfield brings a distant historical period to life, one that we rarely get to see represented in fiction. And now, fans of ancient and religious history have a chance to delve into that very same world. Together with W.W. Norton, The Archive is giving away 10 copies of A Man at Arms. Fill out the form below, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win!

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About the Book


A Man at Arms

By Steven Pressfield

From the acclaimed master of historical fiction comes an epic saga about a reluctant hero, the Roman Empire, and the rise of a new faith.

Jerusalem and the Sinai desert, first century AD. In the turbulent aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus, officers of the Roman Empire acquire intelligence of a pilgrim bearing an incendiary letter from a religious fanatic to insurrectionists in Corinth. The content of this letter could bring down the empire.

The Romans hire a former legionary, the solitary man-at-arms, Telamon of Arcadia, to intercept the letter and capture its courier. Telamon operates by a dark code all his own, with no room for noble causes or lofty beliefs. But once he overtakes the courier, something happens that neither he nor the empire could have predicted.

In his first novel of the ancient world in thirteen years, the best-selling author of Gates of Fire and Tides of War returns with a gripping saga of conquest and rebellion, bloodshed and faith.


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Note: The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, DC who are 18 years of age and older by March 29, 2021.

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