Ancient vs. Modern Violence: Julia: A Romance:
Two Cheops Books LLC editors, Gary Bennet and Kay Bognar will debate the issue of the modern versus ancient violence on Monday at 2PM on the Cheops Books Facebook Page. Gary will present the modern point of view. Kay will argue for the ancient point of view found in the novel Julia: A Romance which is being published on Amazon Kindle on April 9. You are all invited to join the group with prizes available for winners.
Here are the five questions under discussion. The novel concerns the time period of Sulla in the first century B.C., but the discussion will be a little more far ranging than that to prove a point:
1)Compare/Contrast the Battle of the Somme in WW1 with the Battle of Cannae in the Second Punic War. Which was more violent? Which had more lasting implications?
2)Compare/Contrast Sulla’s victory over Athens to Hitler’s move into the Sudetenland.
3)Compare/Contrast Sulla’s victory over Athens to Hitler’s move into Poland in 1939 that precipitated Britain’s declaration of war. Which was more lasting and permanent?
4)Compare/Contrast Titus’s expulsion of the Jews from ancient Israel to the solutions in the current problems in the Middle East. Who acted more serious?
5)What do you think causes this big difference in violence and philosophy of warfare in ancient Rome versus nowadays?
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New Book Cover For Dark 3: Special Edition:
The new book cover for Dark 3: Special Edition will be unveiled on September 15, the publication date for the young adult thriller novel by Dora Benley on Amazon Kindle. But you liked the old Dark 3 cover with the image of the screaming girl? We are incorporating a new background and keeping the same screaming girl image in the foreground. Instead of a graveyard with mountains and bats in the background, look for a scene from the Dark 3 story. If you study the new cover closely you will find the Pacific Northwest Coastline. Look for sea lions, in fact a whole colony of them just as in the novel where Bianca confronts Harry Fellini who is trying to kidnap her and Little Katie. You might also be able to distinguish small human being climbing about the mountainside and perhaps at the top of the cliff a parked Mercedes, Doc’s vehicle for transporting Bianca and Little Katie to Vancouver. Right now the cover artist, Andrew, is putting the finishing touches on the new book cover for Dark 3: Special Edition. Look forward to a treat.
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Curse of Egypt on Amazon Free Promotion NOW:
Curse of Egypt is free on Amazon Kindle starting today. Download your copy of Dora Benley’s latest young adult thriller with a supernatural twist about ancient Egypt and ancient times. If you were always fascinated by the excavation of King Tut’s Tomb, if you admired the sculpture bust of Nefertiti, if you thought the Pharaoh Akhenaten was mysterious, this is the novel for you. For the next five days you will have a unique opportunity. But hurry! This offer will not be repeated this year.
Sondra returns from a day out with her Dad in Charlottesville, Virginia where she lives with her mother and grandmother. Her dad asks her as always if she wants to come and live with him in Tucson. She says as usual that her mother and grandmother depend on her. They discuss why her parents got divorced. Her father confesses as usual that he doesn’t know. Her mother just left one day without explanation and took Sondra with her.
Sondra rushes into the house to plant a bare root rose. Her mother and grandmother depend on her to do the yardwork, too. But while she is digging in the backyard she comes upon a strange golden object. Her next door neighbor, Stew Hoolihan, says it looks like a museum piece and they ought to call the police.
Immediately when she goes inside her mother says that she has called her father and agreed that Sondra should indeed live with him in Tucson. Sondra cannot figure out why. Does it have to do with the golden object found in the backyard? What do her mother and grandmother know about it? What are they concealing from her? Sondra had better find out. It soon becomes a matter of life and death. Ancient civilizations from long before she was born are helping to determine her fate.
If you liked Curse of Egypt you will enjoy other novels by Dora Benley such as Cleopatra’s Stone, Caesar and Cleopatra: A Novel, Medea: the Witch, Minotaur, and Helen of Troy.
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The serialization of Captive at the Berghof part 1 progresses at a rapid clip. Chapter 8 is now available in German translation on the Cheops Books LLC website: http://www.edwardwarethrillers.org. Go to the Home Page. Click Captive at the Berghof part 1. You will see a listing for “Installments of the novel in German”. Click and find chapter 8 at the end of the column. It is that simple, that is, if you can read German. The language level should be about sixth or seventh grade so if you have learned the basics of the language you might read this as practice as well as for entertainment.
On December 15 Cheops Books LLC will publish Captive at the Berghof: Part 1 by Dora Benley in German, the first German edition of a work and the first foreign language edition ever to be published by Cheops Books. It will be featured at the IBPA display at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October in a pre-publication edition. During the first 5 days after the book is published we will offer it as a free download on Amazon Kindle. So don’t miss that opportunity if you want to practice your German language skills. It would also make a nice Christmas gift for that German language student in your family.
Adolf Hitler threatens Colonel Sir Edward Ware and his American wife, Dora, Lady Ware, that if they do not hand over the Lawrence maps, key to world domination, he will kidnap their daughter, Thomasina Ware. Find out what happens next. Read Captive at the Berghof part 2.
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Get Your Free Copy Of Jason And Medea: A Novel:
Get your free copy of Jason and Medea: A Novel by Dora Benley. It is the very latest in her series of Greek and Roman novels for teens. You won’t find much else on Amazon like it. The ancient and classical category is not very populated with novels. So do not miss this opportunity that certainly will not be repeated this year. Indulge in mythology. Pretend you were up there on Mt. Olympus eating the nectar of the gods and feasting on grapes from the slopes of Mt. Parnassus or Vesuvius in Pompeii. Read about the heroes, goddesses, and princesses from long ago from now through the rest of this week.
Princess Medea lives in the dream-like Kingdom of Colchis along the Black Sea. It is the richest land in the world presided over by a gift from the gods, the Golden Fleece. Gold is as plentiful in this land as the sands on the beach. She and her sister go to do the palace laundry one day and discover a strange ship from a foreign land coming ashore on the Phasis River. Her father holds a banquet and Medea meets a golden-haired prince from far away who claims he has come here to win the Golden Fleece to take home to Greece with him. He is willing to fight for the Colchians or to buy the Fleece outright.
Medea’s father, King Aeetes, at once summons his guards and warriors and throws the foreigner and his sailors in jail. Medea knows she must save this foreign prince or no one else will. But in order to save him she must betray her father and her people. It is a hard choice for one so young to make. But for Medea there is no turning back.
Jason and Medea: A Novel is Dora’s Benley’s latest Greek and Roman novel about the ancient world for young adults. If you enjoyed this romantic suspense novel, you will also enjoy her other works such as Julius Caesar: A Novel, Caesar and Cleopatra: A Novel, Medea the Witch, Helen of Troy, Minotaur, Cleopatra’s Stone, Book of the Dead, and Julia: A Novel. Get your free copy today.
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Dora and Edward Take Epic Journey Around The World:
In the early 1920’s shortly after Edward surfaced from hiding from German operatives for two years Dora Benley, now Mrs. Byrne, and Edward Ware are forced to make an unexpected trip around the world — all in the line of duty, of course.
Edward is trysting with Dora at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City where they have decided to meet whenever Edward can get leave from his duties at Mid-East Headquarters in Cairo. They run into a team of German operatives sent by the newly rising star of the German National Socialist Party, Adolf Hitler. Hitler has heard that they carry valuable information and that the former Kaiser was tracking them. Now he is interested, too, in the Lawrence maps, key to world domination.
To escape Dora and Edward take off across the Atlantic on an ocean liner. But when arriving in Britain they can hide only so long at the estate of Winston Churchill, Edward’s confederate in the map plot. They head across the Chanel into France and then west through Germany itself chased by Hitler’s agents. They don’t stop as they head through Easter Europe and Iran and Afghanistan, avoiding Russia which at that point was embroiled in revolution and civil war. They even flee across the Pacific in this epic journey to save the military maps that Edward is sworn to protect.
Cheops Books will publish their trip notes about this journey around the world along with photographs including the journal that Dora kept along the way. This Edward Ware Thrillers at War novel as yet has no title. In fact we will hold a contest where you can suggest one. But we just wanted to give you, the reader, notice that you soon will be able to find it on Amazon Kindle.
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