Sunday, July 13, 2008

Working on new novel - set in Egypt

I'm currently working on a new novel, which will follow the adventures of a young Leonidas in Egypt, soon after he marries princess Zarira - the beautiful, sensual, exotic and very erotic girl he fell in love with during his visit to the strange land of Mithir.

Her outrageous behavior shocks the people of Athens, who are not used to dominant women. She is at first resented by the people in the home village of Leonidas, but her arrival sparks a revolution of sorts, as women become more assertive and start demanding more rights - particularly in regard to their sexual freedom. It is easier for them than in other parts of Greece, as they are strong, assertive Spartan women. They will not be browbeaten easily and stand up to their husbands.

While Leonidas and Zarira try to bring about a radical social change and promote fun ways to dramatically increase their birth rates and population, trouble is brewing for him - from Egypt.

Leonidas does a favor for the Queen Mother of Mithir, by retrieving a precious object that contains the only known map to the kingdom - one that was painstakingly drawn by Ptolemy.

Unfortunately, he has made enemies in that process with one of Egypt's most powerful men - its young, ambitious high priest who is bent upon revenge.

This story will be a non-stop action story filled with intrigue, mystery, love, romance, erotic thrills and of course, plenty of action - from pitched battles to raids on Egyptian soil.

This will be my most ambitious novel to date. Stay tuned for more news on this.


Blogger GreekGoddess said...

Sounds interesting. Can you tell me who featured in the movie Helen of Troy? (as opposed to Troy, the Brad Pitt version) i.e. Who directed it and who were the principal actors? (maybe year too?)

Thanks in advance.

GG :)

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds really good. I also love stories set in Egypt. Looking forward to your story.

Happy writing,

10:36 AM  
Blogger Alexandros said...

Txs, Greekgoddess. See link above on the movie "Helen of Troy". This was a badly made movie version of the Iliad starring Rosanna Podesta. It was made in 1956.

3:04 PM  
Blogger tatiana said...

Hey, it sounds really interesting. Could you tell me why you picked the name zarira, what it means and how it's pronounced?

9:23 AM  
Blogger Alexandros said...

Hi Tatiana... I think I picked the name Zarira as it sounded exotic, strange, even a little mysterious.. I didn't really go through a long process ... somehow the name just jumped right out of my thoughts. It is pronounced the way it is spelt. Za ri ra - 3 syllables.

8:35 AM  

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