Friday, 27 July 2012

Five Days Free - The Olympic Conspiracy


To celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games coming to London and help get you in the mood if you're sitting in a traffic jam on your way to the stadium, I am offering my Seven Fabulous Wonders ebook title The Olympic Conspiracy free (yes, you heard the unicorn right, absolutely FREE!) for five days from today until 31st July.

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This book is set during the 113th festival of the ancient Olympic Games, where the original torch relay took place around the altars of the temples in the sacred precinct at Olympia, finishing at the Temple of Zeus which housed the famous Statue of Zeus - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World:

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Here’s the timetable for the 113th Games from The Olympic Conspiracy:

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THE GREAT GAMES

DAY ONE
Morning
Altis: Public prayers and opening ceremony.
Council House: Swearing-in ceremony for competitors, trainers and judges.
Echo Colonnade: Contest for heralds and trumpeters.
Afternoon
Stadium: Boys’ events (sprint, boxing, wrestling).
Evening
Assembly Square: Public readings by poets and philosophers.

DAY TWO
Morning
Hippodrome: Procession, chariot races, horse race.
Afternoon
Stadium: Men’s pentathlon (discus, javelin, long jump, sprint, wrestling).
Evening
Altis: Funeral rites of Peplos and sacrifice of a black ram, followed by parade of victors.
Full moon tonight.

DAY THREE
Morning
Altis: Lighting of altar fires by winner of boys’ sprint, followed by sacrifice of 100 oxen to Zeus Olympia at the Great Altar.
Afternoon
Stadium: Men’s foot-races (dolichos, sprint, double-sprint).
Evening
Prytaneon: Public banquet.

DAY FOUR
Morning
Stadium: Men’s wrestling, men’s boxing, men’s pankration.
Afternoon
Stadium: Race-in-armour.
Evening
Private parties.

DAY FIVE
Morning
Temple of Zeus Olympia: Prize giving ceremony.
Afternoon
Altis: Public thanksgiving service and closing prayers.
Evening
Prytaneon: Victors’ banquet (invitation only).
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So what’s the story about?
Sosi’s brother Theron is injured during training when a javelin spears his foot. So Sosi (who has magical shape-changing powers) volunteers to take his place to keep his brother in the Games. But the younger Sosi’s athletic skills leave a lot to be desired…will inheriting his brother’s stronger body turn him into an Olympic athlete overnight? And with Persian sorcerers threatening Olympia, can the brothers keep their secret from the judges and help the mysterious winged girl Nike save the Games?

If you enjoy your free copy of The Olympic Conspiracy, you can now get all the Seven Fabulous Wonders titles in this omnibus ebook edition for the price of a single paperback:


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So if you're STILL sitting in that traffic jam on your way to the London stadium, the omnibus edition might just see you through... enjoy the Games!


Read my other posts about the Olympic Games:
The History Girls - A Brief History of the Olympic Torch
The History Girls - Women Banned from the Olympic Games!
Reclusive Muse -  Olympic Torch Relay from Ancient Greece to London

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