Fall of Empires

Historical Fiction Book 2

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
390 Pages
Reviewed on 04/28/2017
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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

It is the easiest thing in the world to tell you what an awesome novel Fall of Empires by Simon B. Jones is. That is because I have always loved a good historical novel. I have read a lot of them and this one ranks up there with the greats. I have read about this particular era several times, but it has mostly been from the Roman or Greek point of view. In this book, Simon B. Jones gives us a more detailed look at the Persian point of view and that is very refreshing for me. I think people who love to read about this era will like that as much as I did, and I think this series will create many Simon B. Jones lifelong fans. The history is accurate. There are a lot of characters and they are done well. There is more to the story than the clash of empires. It is about life and love, as well as armies.

The main reason I like Fall of Empires is that it is very well written. You can have great characters, a great plot, and even a great story, but if you cannot write, it is all for nothing. Simon B. Jones can write. He can tell the story of great generals like Shahrbaraz. He can tell the story of lovers like Theophanes and Anna; he can tell the stories of slaves, concubines, and merchants, and when you combine all these tales you have the real history behind the great events. That’s what I like to read. Tell me how these wars impacted all levels of society. That is history.