The Tiger and the Cauldron(ch13)

Chapter 13 Leaving the caravan far behind, Hassan rode into the foothills of Mount Sahand. It was a route he had followed many times in the past, one which would eventually lead across the lower ridges of the mountain to Maragha. Passing through the richer suburbs, he came to a region sparsely inhabited where most …

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The Legend of the Su-asti

(adapted from my novel The Dark Side of the Fylfot. Fourteen-year-old Gretl is eager to hear the story behind the talisman her grandfather wears at his throat) 'Jemshid, son of Tahmuras, ruled Persia for seven hundred years. He was a wise and just monarch, skilled in forging weapons, weaving fine cloths, and shaping ornaments from …

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