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Adam Haviaras
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Author of historical fantasy/fiction set in the Roman Empire and ancient Greece. writingthepastblog.blogspot.com - Tweet me @AdamHaviaras
Author of historical fantasy/fiction set in the Roman Empire and ancient Greece. writingthepastblog.blogspot.com - Tweet me @AdamHaviaras

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Caligula – From Little Boots to Maniacal Monster

This week on the blog, we’re taking a brief look at perhaps the most infamous and demonized Roman Emperor in history.

You can read about him here: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/caligula-from-little-boots-to-maniacal-monster/

Was Caligula as bad as we have been led to believe?

We may never know…

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A Temple in the Sky

This week on the blog, we’re taking a brief look at a hidden gem in the Peloponnese.

The temple of Apollo at Bassae is far off the usual, beaten tourist track, but for those of you up for an adventure, you won’t be disappointed.

This is one of the most complete temples I’ve ever seen in Greece, high up on a weather-beaten eyrie.

Check out the post here: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/peloponnesian-eyrie-the-temple-of-apollo-epikourios/

Cheers to all of you!

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For a limited time!

Get Immortui, Part I of the Carpathian Interlude historical horror series for just 0.99 cents/pence!

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/books/immortui-carpathian-interlude-part-i/

Step into the Roman Empire today!


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Mars - the Warlike God of Agriculture

Hi everyone,

This week I’m posting a short piece about an aspect of the god Mars that is often overshadowed by his warlike visage.

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/mars-god-of-war-andagriculture/

If you wanted your crops to be plentiful, the god to go to was Mars. Just ask Cato the Elder!

Hope you enjoy.

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Death and the end of The Carpathian Interlude

Thanatos, the third and final part of The Carpathian Interlude is finally out, and boy has it been a long, bloody, and painful road to get here.

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/thanatos-death-and-the-carpathian-interlude/

On the blog this week, I get personal and discuss the pain of writing this novel, and the subsequent doubt that led to this being what my editor called one of the best things I’ve ever written.

Cheers, and thank you for reading…

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It’s launch day for THANATOS, the third and final part of The Carpathian Interlude historical horror trilogy!

It has been a long road to get to this point, but we’re finally here – the last battle is at hand.

Many thanks to our brilliant cover designer, Laura, at LLPIX for the great artwork, and thanks to all of you who have been so patient in waiting for this third and final part in the series.

You can check out THANATOS here, on Amazon, Apple, and Kobo: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/books/thanatos-carpathian-interlude-part-iii/

For those of you who are curious about the story, here is the synopsis:

Only when fear is at its most intense can true heroism come into the light.

In the wilds north of Rome’s Danube frontier, the Carpathian lord has revealed himself.

Few of centurion Gaius Justus Vitalis’ men have survived the horrors of Germania, and the young Thracian boy, Daxos, has been taken.

Darkness is spreading rapidly, and the Carpathian lord grows so much in power that even the gods are in danger.

As evil forces torture Gaius’ family in Rome, he and two of his best legionaries are fighting their way across the perilous lands of Dacia to rescue Daxos, and to face the Carpathian lord once and for all. It is the final battle in a conflict that began at the dawn of time.

Will Gaius and his men succeed in bringing Mithras’ light into the heart of the Carpathian Mountains, or will they and their families perish in the gathering darkness?

Complete the Carpathian Interlude today to discover the fate of Mithras and his faithful Roman warriors…

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The Hero’s Journey in Ancient Myth and Storytelling

On the blog this week, we’re looking at ancient myth and storytelling through the lens of Joseph Campbell’s ‘Hero with a Thousand Faces’.

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-heros-journey-in-ancient-myth-and-storytelling/

Hope you enjoy!

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The Elusive Etruscans

This week on the blog, I’m taking a brief look at the Etruscans.

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-elusive-etruscans/

Funny how there is so little information on a people that played such an important role, and produced such wonderful artwork.

Hope you enjoy it!


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The Eagles and Dragons Legionary Box Set is out!

Eagles and Dragons Publishing has bundled three of its bestselling historical fantasy novels into one.

Over eighteen hundred pages of adventure in the Roman Empire for a great deal!

Available on Amazon, Apple iTunes/iBooks, and Kobo.

Check it out here: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/books/eagles-and-dragons-legionary-box-set-books-0-i-ii/

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A new Ancient Everyday post

This time, we take a brief look at the paterfamilias in Roman society.

Tough love in ancient Rome? Maybe…

Check it out here: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/ancient-everyday-paterfamilias-the-father-in-roman-society/

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