All Alexander wants to be is an Olympian. But, when his hoplite father is recalled to war, Alexander tries to follow and becomes trapped aboard a troop ship. His life spins out of control when they make port. The seemingly benign state of Samos overthrows the mighty Athenian army and tragedy strikes.
He soon realizes that the foes in his own camp are more dangerous than the Samian rebels.
When one of his only friends and allies on the island goes missing, Alexander has to further endanger his own life to try and find him, but by doing so he puts his friend’s life and his mother’s life in danger.