Gates of Fire is a national bestseller!
At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.
Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces.
Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history–one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale….
The gates of fire is a book worth reading. If possible it is also worth hearing the spoken version of the text.
The story of the 300 Spartans has captured the hearts of Warriors throughout the ages. What a few men can do when they have the courage and will to dare is unimaginable.
It was because of these 300 men that Greece was not conquered by Persia. Imagine if Greece was not free but part of Iran. How would that have impacted the Iran/Iraq war? Our modern life? The impacts of this battle are immeasurable.