Tom Swan Is Returning!
“The Three Musketeers meets Indiana Jones in this thrilling 15th century adventure!”
Tom Swan is an adventurer in the heart of the renaissance; the rebirth of classical learning is an opportunity for scholars, soldiers, and rogues, thieves, courtesans and spies.
Tom Swan wanders the Mediterranean, looking for work, adventure, money, jewels, art and antiquities.
In the process, he meets the greats and near greats of his day, from Richard, Earl of Warwick to Leonardo Da Vinci, from Dracula (Vlad Tepes) and Janos Hunyadi to Cosimo di Medici, Alfonse di Borgia and Leon Batista Alberti. Swords, sex, philosophy, art, politics… and a growing amount of post-traumatic stress.
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The New Achilles
Alexanor is a man who has seen too much blood. He has left the sword behind him to become a healer in the greatest sanctuary in Greece: he has turned his back on war.
But war has followed him to his refuge at Epidauros, and now a battle to end the freedom of Greece is all around him. The Mediterranean superpowers of Rome, Egypt and Macedon are waging their proxy wars on Hellenic soil, turning Greek farmers into slaves and mercenaries.
Greece needs a champion.
When a wounded soldier is carried into his temple, Alexanor believes the man’s wounds are mortal. But he is not destined to die. But Alexanor must face his own daemons before he can help the hero face his.
Because this is the new Achilles. His name is Philopoemen.
This is Greece’s champion. The last hero. He is the new Achilles.
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That’s me in normal, modern clothes, sitting in Philopoemen’s seat at the theater of Megalopolis.
After the longest undergraduate degree on record (1980-87), I joined the United States Navy, where I served as an intelligence officer and as a backseater in S-3 Vikings in the First Gulf War, and then on the ground in Somalia, and elsewhere. After a dozen years of service, I became a full time writer in 2000, and it is the best job in the world.