Adventure, Love and Legend (2)

Another little plug today for my paperback novel, The Gammadion. 'The envoy shivered. It was only a month till the solstice and, though no snow had fallen, the sharp mountain wind chilled his bones. It was true he had known colder winters, but the circumstances of this journey were exceptional. Fear played a part in …

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The Tiger and the Cauldron(39)

Chapter 39 ZAGROS The brown dust road stretched out in both directions with no sign of life or habitation save the droppings of countless sheep and goats. Now rising, then falling, it ran with scarcely a bend across the arid terrain between the darker, russet brown of the hills. Fifteen or twenty parasangs on, it …

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The Tiger and the Cauldron(ch2)

Chapter 2 In the early mornings, the desert air was chill. A sharp breeze blew down from the mountains. With only her body shield for protection, Doquz shivered as she relieved herself beside the homestead wall. She took a few deep breaths. It was good to be in the open again after the stuffiness inside …

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The Tiger and the Cauldron

[In instalments for the first time, to readers of my blog] Prologue Maragha, Persia, 1292 CE Qutb ad-Din Shirazi was master of many things. At once physician, astronomer and mathematician, his wider scholarship embraced history, language and philosophy. Moreover, he had held his post throughout three reigns and was more than three months into a …

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In the Fortress of the Assassins

First Love Today, I'm posting another extract from my novel The Tiger and the Cauldron  " Two figures detached themselves from the shadows of the lower terrace and climbed the steps towards him. 'Hassan.' It was Sayyid’s voice. 'The Captain has commanded me to relieve you.' 'An hour, no more, Sayyid,' said Doquz who accompanied …

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