The Tumulus of the Marathon Warriors

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Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Electra takes a refresher course on the Battle of Marathon in front of the Tumulus of Marathon Warriors.

If you’ve read any of my interviews, you may remember that the concept behind my epic fantasy series, Pearseus came to me after reading Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, followed by Jim Lacey’s The First Clash and Herodotus’ Cyrus the Great and Rise of Persia. The last two describe the fatal battle on Marathon between Greece and Persia in the 5th century BC.

Marathon is a 20’ drive from my home, and I’d often visited the tomb where the ancient Athenians buried their dead. So, I thought at the time, “wouldn’t it be great if someone did what Martin did for medieval England, only with the story of Greece vs. Persia? And in space? How cool would that be?” Then it occurred to me: so, what’s stopping me from…

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