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Christian Kachel on Blog Tour for World on Fire, September 2016

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02_World on FireWorld on Fire (Spoils of Olympus, Book II)
by Christian Kachel

Publication Date: July 21, 2016
Endeavor Press
eBook & Paperback; 320 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction/Ancient Greece

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318 BC. The Macedonian Empire remains in chaos after the unexpected death of Alexander the Great five years earlier.

Andrikos and Vettias continue the work of the King’s Hand as the fate of their beleaguered army hangs in the balance at the mountain fortress of Nora. They receive orders to embark on a new clandestine mission that could reverse the fortunes of their army and possibly change the course of history.

It is also another rite of passage for Andrikos as he strives to take on the responsibilities and emotions of a man beyond his years. He and his mentor navigate this fascinating and dangerous world to save Alexander’s surviving heirs, fulfill the promise made to Andrikos’ love, Mara, while serving the very men who wish to usurp the Argead Dynasty.

Expect plotting, treachery and military might in Christian Kachel’s absorbing sequel to his critically acclaimed debut novel that explores the little known age of post-Alexandrian Greece. World on Fire continues the story of a young man’s coming-of-age through alliances, espionage and epic battles played out over the span of the known world. Readers are sure to be captivated as they are once again drawn in by Kachel’s vivid depictions of the ancient world in this thoroughly researched historical narrative.

Kachel’s first book, Spoils of Olympus: By the Sword, won First Place for Best Ancient History novel in the 2015 Chaucer Awards held by Chanticleer Book Reviews, won the Bronze Medal for Best Historical Fiction in the 2015 Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews and Award Contest, and was a finalist for Best Historical Fiction in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards.

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About the Author03_Christian Kachel

Christian Kachel is a Long Island, NY native and current resident of Northern Virginia. While in college, the events of September 11, 2001 inspired him to join the U.S. Army ROTC program and volunteer for three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan upon commissioning into the Army Reserves in 2003.

The Spoils of Olympus was a 2 1/2 year project that began in a Marriott hotel room in San Antonio, Texas while attending pre-deployment training for a tour in Afghanistan in late 2011. The wars of succession immediately following the death of Alexander the Great have always fascinated him despite being overshadowed in the history books by the life and times of Alexander himself. Many great novels have been written about ancient Greece and Alexander but few fictional works have explored this forgotten era in western civilization where Alexander’s generals, who were once allies, battled each other for control of the largest empire on earth.

By the Sword is the first novel in The Spoils of Olympus series and introduces us to the story’s protagonist, Andrikos. The book follows him from an adolescence of criminality and capriciousness to his forced enlistment in the wars of succession; taking him from the battlefields of Asia Minor to the Achaemenid palaces of the Persian Empire. World on Fire, the second book in the series, was released in June 2016.

For more information, please visit Christian Kachel’s website. You can also find him on Facebook and Goodreads.

Please join Christian Kachel as he tours with HF Virtual Book Tours for By the Sword, the first Volume in the Spoils of Olympus series, from March 2-13.

02_By the Sword_CoverPublication Date: September 29, 2014 (Kindle), November 10, 2014 (Print)
Publisher: Endeavour Press (Kindle), Createspace (Print)
Formats: eBook, Print
Pages: 370

Series: The Spoils of Olympus
Genre: Historical Fiction/Military Fiction

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322 B.C. The Macedonian Empire is on the verge of civil war following the sudden death of Alexander the Great.

As a boy, Andrikos watched as Alexander’s army marched through his homeland of Greek Ionia after defeating the Persians at the Granicus River on their way to the total conquest of the Persian Empire. Soon he will be embroiled in their world, forced to flee his old life due to an unintentional crime.

Thrust into the army, Andrikos struggles to cope with the brutal yet necessary training which his superiors put him through to prepare for the coming wars of succession as Alexander’s surviving generals seek to divide and conquer the spoils of Olympus.

But Andrikos is not destined to be a nameless soldier; by chance he is chosen for a clandestine mission – and is immersed in a world of intrigue, violence and brotherhood.

The path that lies ahead of Andrikos requires him to shed his immaturity and take on the responsibilities and emotions of a man beyond his years as he struggles to save Alexander’s legacy from those who wish to usurp it.

The Spoils of Olympus: By the Sword is a historical epic which follows the advancements of one soldier from boy to man set during a time of global conflict.

Praise for The Spoils of Olympus

“Kachel does a wonderful job portraying the development of Andrikos from awkward, immature youth to confident and skilled operative.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“5 stars out of 5. All day long.” (Ancient & Medieval Mayhem)

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About the Author03_Christian Kachel_Author

I am a Long Island, NY native and current resident of Northern Virginia. While attending the University of Maryland- College Park, the events of September 11, 2001 inspired me to join the U.S. Army ROTC program and volunteer for three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan upon my commissioning into the Army Reserves in 2003. I hold three Master’s degrees and work in the defense industry.

The Spoils of Olympus has been a 2 1/2 year project that began in a Marriott hotel room in San Antonio, Texas while attending pre deployment training for a tour in Afghanistan in late 2011. The wars of succession immediately following the death of Alexander the Great have always fascinated me despite being overshadowed in the history books by the life and times of Alexander himself. Many great novels have been written about ancient Greece and Alexander but few fictional works have explored this forgotten era in western civilization where Alexander’s generals, who were once allies, battled each other for control of the largest empire on earth.

By the Sword is the first novel in The Spoils of Olympus series and introduces us to the story’s protagonist, Andrikos. The book follows him from an adolescence of criminality and capriciousness to his forced enlistment in the wars of succession; taking him from the battlefields of Asia Minor to the Achaemenid palaces of the Persian Empire. It is my hope readers will enjoy the story while learning about this important time in history.

For more information please visit Christian Kachel’s website. You can also find him on Facebook.

The Spoils of Olympus: By the Sword Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, March 2
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, March 4
Interview & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Friday, March 6
Guest Post at What Is That Book About

Monday, March 9
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews

Tuesday, March 10
Interview at Flashlight Commentary
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Obsession

Wednesday, March 11
Review at Back Porchervations

Thursday, March 12
Review at bookramblings
Review at The Mad Reviewer

Friday, March 13
Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book
Interview & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

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