My latest book has been a long time coming and I now can reveal to you the cover design for Search for the Golden Serpent.
I think it looks awesome, thanks to Scarlett Rugers of The Scarlett Rugers Book Design Agency.
Agamemnon praises the elderly warrior King Nestor of Pylos:
‘Father Zeus, Athene and Apollo, give me ten such advisers as Nestor, and the town of lord Priam would soon be captured, sacked and turned over to Greek hands!’
Homer, The Iliad, Book 2, Lines: 371-374
There were many characters in the story of The Iliad and I’m not counting the Olympian gods! The bards in Homer’s time, before and since, had unique mnemonic tricks to remember these legends as well as music to provide cues during the telling. The tale contains over 15,600 lines and though not considered the longest epic it is still quite extraordinary feat of mental acuity. I, for one, cannot remember the first few lines let alone try to memorise the entire story.