Will You See Cheops Books In Tarragona This Summer?
See you in Tarragona is hardly what you hear most people saying about their plans for this summer especially if you hail from the USA. But if you happen to be hanging around Barcelona come summer and you are bored with the beach and looking for thrills and chills you might just see a van driving past with staff from Cheops Books headed toward the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tarragona and its fantastic Roman ruins. Here you don’t just have a building or two, you have a whole ruined city to behold. You can stand in the well-preserved amphitheater and gaze out to sea at the same time just as Romans did thousands of years ago from about 218BC onward through the Middle Ages.
A teenager back in the USA could be looking through the attic in her house and come upon a vase or piece of jewellery from this era and this town of Tarragona, Spain. She could start hearing voices and start seeing ghosts who talk about some cataclysmic event that occurred here a long time ago that haunts them and the heroine still. And this could become a young adult thriller for Edward Ware Thrillers YA.
Pliny the Elder could visit Tarragona on his madcap escape from the Germanic tribes who have his number because of his book, the Germania, criticizing their peoples and their cultural traditions. He could hide among the Spanish peoples forever. It could become a legend and legend only that he disappeared in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD in Vesuvius Plot, coming soon from Cheops Books, LLC, another book in the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series.
So don’t forget to enter the On The Road Again Contest sponsored by Cheops Books before May 1. Win the Amazon gift certificate and see you on the road.
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On The Road Again: Pompeii
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Come summer will you see Cheops Books LLC at the most famous archaeological excavation at Pompeii on the Amalfi Coast in Italy? Will you be there yourself?
Adolf Hitler came up with the idea that he wanted to change the timeline of history. He imagined that he found a time tunnel that led from volcano to volcano from the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park in the United Sates all the way to Vesuvius looming over the Bay of Naples right next to Pompeii. He wanted to send his most trusted henchmen, Herr and Helga von Wessel, back in time to 79AD. They were to rouse up an ancient lynch mob from Germany who had followed the former Roman governor all the way to southern Italy where he kept a villa. The former governor had written a nasty track about Germans villifying them. Thus began a 2000 year old tradition of blaming Germans for everything which Hitler wanted to nip in the bud. That way history would be changed, Germans would become more powerful sooner, and the Germans would win World War 1.
Who was this governor? His name was Pliny the Elder, the author of the Natural History, the first encyclopedia, who also wrote the Germania. According to legend, he was supposedly killed when the volcano erupted, but Hitler was not taking any chances. And Hitler wanted to get hold of the manuscript of the Germania which Hitler did not want to survive the man’s assassination.
All this action takes place in Pompeii during the eruption of Vesuvius. So it would be a great place to join Pliny the Elder and all sorts of villains for the high point of the action in Vesuvius Plot, the next installment of Edward Ware Thrilers at War soon to be published by Cheops Books, LLC.
On The Road Again: The Tower of Hercules
Will you find Cheops Books LLC at the base of the Tower of Hercules in La Coruña, Spain this summer staring up at this Worl Heritage UNESCO site? It is the oldest working lighthouse in the world built in Roman times in the first century AD at the town the Romans considered to be at the end of the world. This was La Coruna Harbor in northwest Spain, the Roman Hispania. Many legends from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century attach to the tower that the Romans originally called the Farum Brigantium constructed on a 57 meter high rock.
The lighthouse would blend in perfectly with several novel series and plot ideas already being published by Cheops Books LLC. It could become part of the Edward Ware Thrillers YA novels series of young adult mysteries and thrillers. An eccentric but diabolical millionaire could move the lighthouse to the rugged coast of Maine and leave teenagers to wonder what is going on when they sight a skiff at sea that crashes against the lighthouse in the early dawn hours. They could try to figure out what curse is attached to the building for the past two thousand years.
The lighthouse would also be the perfect place for Pliny the Elder to visit. It was first built at about his time period. He could have something to do with its construction as he traveled about the Roman world studying birds, flora, and fauna for his encyclopedia series, The Natural History. Why would he make the trip by carriage and horseback far from Rome? Perhaps he wants to hide something there for future generations that he does not want to be found by the barbarians that are always trying to follow him about. Later in his own peregrinations Colonel Sir Edward Ware could find it.
And lastly Colonel Sir Edward Ware and Dora, Lady Ware, in the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series, could visit the lighthouse. It would be an ideal place to hide the Lawrence maps, key to world domination. Hitler would never guess that they were in a Roman lighthouse. Perhaps even Hitler’s spies, Helga von Wessel and Herr von Wessel, would not guess.
The Tower of Hercules is full of mystery and pregnant with possibilities. That is the kind of place that Cheops Books LLC likes to discover.
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Will Cheops Books LLC visit Tallinn, Estonia on the Baltic Sea Coast? Tallinn is not only the capital of Estonia but the cultural hub of the country. Certainly there is a lot to see from the Old Town with real cobblestones to a defensive tower to a Gothic town hall from the Middle Ages. St. Nicholas’s Church is from the 13th century. And all is right on the very northern sea.
If you are cruising that way this summer all the way to Tallinn, Estonia ad perhaps beyond to St. Petersburg, Russia itself, be sure to stop in. Will you see someone from Cheops Books, LLC? Wait and see . . .
Where will Cheops Books LLC find itself this coming summer? The contest to second guess the small press opened on February 1 and will run until May 1 when the winner will be announced. You could be the lucky guesser to find yourself with a $25.00 gift certificate for amazon.com. On your summer travels you could use it to stock up on beach reading on Kindle. So please write in using the CONTACT form at http://www.edwardwarethrillers.org.
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Don’t forget to send in your picks for where Cheops Books LLC should travel during the summer of 2017 in pursuit of settings for its thriller novels both Edward Ware Thrillers YA and Edward Ware Thrillers at War. Use the CONTACT form on the website: http://www.edwardwarethrillers.org. Send us a picture. Send us a photo. Just send us a description. But give us your best guess for On The Road Again.
Will it be the Petrified Forest in Northern Arizona where logs are thousands of years old? Will it be Yellowstone to watch the geyser blow its lid? Will it be Hamlet’s Castle in Denmark? Or will it be the sands of the Sahara in Egypt? Will you see us in the Amazon jungle? Or will it be at the South Pole? Let us know where you think you will find us On The Road Again.
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On the Road Again Contest: February 1-May 1:
Cheops Books LLC plans to be on the road again this summer researching settings for novels. Where will we go? Where will you go? Where do you think we should go? Cheops Books will set up a page under Cheops Books Adventures about the contest that will be viewable starting no later than February 1. We will showcase photos of tempting locales where we might be spotted come June. Write us your answers about where you think we should go and why and where you intend to go. Make sure that they are no longer than 300 words and make sure to include your email address, using the Contact US form. We will post all responses on the website and have a drawing on May 1 for a winner. The winner will receive a $25.00 Amazon gift certificate to stock up on Kindle reading material no matter where you vacation this summer or where you find yourself on the road again.
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