When Melas is seven years old, he has to join the Spartan army. His twin brother Laïdes has vanished the night before. Therefore Melas is given a very hard time. After a few years he decides to desert and leave Sparta forever. During his escape he falls in love with a girl. He joins the resistance for her sake.
A realistic story about living and loving in Sparta and Athens.
Themes: history, Sparta, Greece, warrior