The Great Persian Saga

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Persia Pride & Power: Prelude to the First Ancient World War
Book 1 of The Great Persian Saga

At the time of this story, The Persian Empire was the largest (5.5 million square kilometers) in recorded history. It stretched from the Indus in the East to the Aegean in the west. It also included the ancient Egyptian Civilization. Its accomplishments were astounding, ranging from bureaucratic administration to roads, postal services, coinage, and metal work (to name only a few).

This ancient culture, born from the desert, grew into a template for many future systems.

This historical novel takes place as history is convulsing. The Persian King Xerxes, is contemplating beginning the first ancient world war, by bringing the largest army in recorded history to invade the Greek Peninsula. But history is not that simple, nor forgiving. Such a vast Empire is difficult to maintain. With the internal and external pressures pulling at his psyche, the young Monarch had to walk a challenging and dangerous path.

This is the first of the four novels that make up the Great Persian Saga. The second novel, Greece- takes place at the parallel historical time, as the young democracy is taking form. The third novel transfers to the Great Oracle at Delphi, as the two competing cultures prepare for their fates. The last novel in the series, “Pray to the Wind,” brings the reader face to face with the Ancient First World War.

Greece: The Rise of Democracy
Book 2 of The Great Persian Saga

The Demos, and the entire Greek culture lay on the brink of mutilation.

In Asia, the greatest Empire that the world had known, lead by an enigmatic monarch, was preparing for genocide. The great Persian King Xerxes, tasted the blood of revenge against the Greek Peninsula. He had a specific hatred for Athens, as he viewed that city and its radical beliefs as the root of all evil in the world. He could not rid his throat of the taste of defeat at Marathon. He promised his dead relatives and his God, that he would lay waste to Athens. And yet, such an undertaking was costly and dangerous. So even though he had set the wheels of revenge in motion, he hesitated and sought assurances of the righteousness of his decision.

At the same time in history, the Greek Peninsula was bubbling with change. The roots of a democracy, the Demos, was being hatched in Athens. The city states were all threatening each other and there was little political or economic stability. The Gods themselves were in turmoil, as their influence and very existence, was being threatened by this Demos. And on the horizon, for those who dared to look, lay the Persian horde. Would the Demos survive the Persian peril, or would it implode from within?

This is the story that encompasses this second book of the Great Persian Saga. As history convulses, the direction that the future takes will be determined by the events that are playing out.

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​The Delphic Oracle: Apollo Speaks
Book 3 of The Great Persian Saga 

The world was shuddering. The course of history was reaching a deadly confrontation between the most powerful Empire that the world had ever known (the Great Persian Empire), and the fledgling Democracy that was hatching in Athens.

The enigmatic King of Kings of the Persian Empire, Xerxes, was bent on revenge against the Greeks, and Athens in particular. He could taste the blood and could smell the burning of his hated rivals. He promised to lay waste to the Greek peninsula.

Xerxes, although secure in his power, still decided to send a delegation to consult the great Oracle at Delphi. It was thought that the predictions of the Oracle came directly from the Greek God, Apollo. Both Athens and Sparta also send delegations to Delphi to consult with the God.

Would this lead to war, or would compromise rule the day? What were Apollo’s predictions?

This novel is the third in the Great Persian Saga. The first book “Persia- Pride and Power,” explores the great King and the Empire that ruled most of the known world. The second book, “ Greece- the Rise of Democracy” outlines the parallel occurrences being born in Attica.

Pray To The Wind: Armageddon
Book 4 of The Great Persian Saga

The dye was cast. There were no more questions, no more hesitations. The actions of the Warrior Queen had sealed the fate of the Greek Demos. Xerxes, the Great, would take his army and blacken the soil of Attica with their blood. He swore to his God and to his ancestors that Athens would burn, and he would spit on the sacred ground of the Greek civilization. There was no turning back. The Persians would take their justified vengeance.

Themistocles, the leader of the Demos, and Leonidas, the King of Sparta had formed an alliance to stop the Persian invasion. But their numbers were hopelessly small, and their prospects of survival were minuscule. They faced annihilation and extermination of their race. The Great Oracle at Delphi had outlined a strategy for them. It centered on a wooden wall and praying to the Wind. But the Oracle was not specific, what did this mean? No mere wall could stop such a hoard, and abandon the Gods for the Wind, made no sense.

This book, the final in the four-part Persian Saga, is a journey of vengeance and brilliance. It sets the political stage for the next thousand years. The fight between egalitarianism and absolutism had begun.

This is the story of the First Ancient World War!

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