I enjoyed this book, and was pleased that this series has continued to be entertaining. In this episode Nikolaos and Diotima are in Egypt, accompanying Herodotus on his book research tour, and working for Pericles as an agent to help overcome the last Persian resistance in Egypt. A Libyan prince named Inaros, allied with Athens, has defeated the Persian occupiers in lower Egypt, but the Persian army is holed up in an impregnable fortress in the capital, Memphis, awaiting reinforcements from Persia.
The novel is a rip snortin’ action adventure from beginning to end - not usually something I like, but it works pretty well here. It helps that Corby provides us with a lot of historical detail; and it helps that this was an especially interesting time in Greek, Persian, and Egyptian history.