The Everlasting Spring: Beyond Olympus: Book One, Benjamin and Boudica

Page Publishing Inc
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The Everlasting Spring: Beyond Olympus is a trilogy.  A story of romance and true love spanning two-thousand years in the tumultuous rise of Western Civilization.  The storyteller is an old man who understands and appreciates the heroes and heroines; the saints and sinners, who made epic history, by sharing the love and self-sacrifice that enabled Western Culture to survive.  

     When he was young and foolish; naïve and swaggering with false bravado, the old man  frolicked in the good life, and took it for granted…until a cold Christmas Eve when a lovely young woman broke his heart and changed his mind.  His soul was frozen, in the absence of hope, as the tragic death of romance brought darkness, with agony and despair. But the trajectory of his life was soon altered, blessed by the light from a star so bright, he was inspired by the vision, and started to write.   

     He walked with his characters, the brave and bold, remembered by historians, the new and some old.  He miraculously survived, four-score in events, with no worries…and a few sad regrets. His life was replete with trials and tribulations known only to those who dream, daring  defeat; but find peace in their passion for truth everlasting.  

     Once called a hero, he perished the thought.  The old man knew better souls, those who risked  all for true-love and blind justice between the dark-nights of their souls, and their time in the light.  They were immortals, seeking knowledge with facts; and their odyssey touched all, as they followed the sun, moon and stars--like the old man was doing when he met Benjamin and Boudica, and four others too; then chronicled their journeys in a corps of discovery: to find spiritual treasure…the most precious of all.

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Page Publishing Inc
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Published on
Aug 23, 2019
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Pages
380
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ISBN
9781644624562
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Sagas
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