Now this is a post that is long overdue and must be righted immediately! This book, 'Mithridates the Great', by Philip Matyzak is available to anyone that is interested, but the recipient must be prepared to 'Pay it Forward' once they have finished with it. This charming idea, with regards to the book, was started when Ian of 'The Blog with no Name' offered up his prize from Seb's 'Back to the Minis' blog giveaway! The only provision is that after you have read the book you then either do a blog giveaway for it (if you have one) or simply pass it on to someone else you know with the idea that they do the same. Think of it as a 'Blogging' lending library doing the rounds and enriching as many people as possible!
Ian wrote of the book,
"I really enjoyed the read and learnt about a character I knew nothing about. The book is well written though Philip Matyszak trys a little too hard to be slick and funny, not a normal style for military history but on the whole it works for him.
At 168 pages of written text it romps along and I was soon finished. A few possible battles to wargame if desired and it's worth reading if only for the end.
So it's a good general read and even better for those who have an interest in this period of war. If your not really interested in the period it still would be a good read, the style and length of the writing making it a quick read that maintains the readers interest."
I have to say that I wholeheartedly concur with him, as not an aficionado of the historical tome, my well documented short attention span preferring the more lighthearted jaunts of MacDonald Fraser for example, successfully navigated this with ease and jolly glad I was too!
If you want to be included in the draw and are happy to abide by the principles of 'Paying it Forward' when you have completed the book, then leave a comment below. The draw will be held on Sunday 17th November.