More fascinating stuff from Nicholas. 🙂
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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