Spartans, our spears will be like Zeus's lightning bolts. Our war cries will shake Olympus The yells of terror from every Persian will bring a smile to every Greek. The gods will hear us, and they will know that we are Spartan They will know that once an enemy of Sparta steps onto Laconian soil, they will not be leaving ' In one more year, Lycus will turn eighteen and will graduate the agoge. His training has led him to prove himself as the most talented of the agoge trainees, to study under a great Spartan warrior, and to become one of the greatest warriors in the land. He's ready to finish his training and gain experience in battle. But all that changes, however, when the Spartans hear of a coming invasion from the Persian Empire. In the midst of his final test, Lycus finds himself as an integral part of the battle strategy, even though he's inexperienced and has never led men into battle. He discovers not only his potential and faithful friends but a great destiny that's been waiting for hima "if he can survive. Join author Weston Liefer on the adventure of a lifetime in A Spartan's Journey: The First Strike
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