I am a Soldier and I think as a Soldier

Commandant von Bleukum,

Fallschirmjägern Officer, Sphakia, Crete

He defended his actions by stating that:

On the day I ordered the burning of the houses, the war was turning against us. It was my decision to undermine the morale of the enemy, so I ordered the burning.


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The Son of Xanos is the First to Rise

Felice arrives home late every night

Rodino finds the leftover foods wrapped in her satchel on the kitchen table where she had dropped it on arriving home and he is suspicious about the exotic bits and pieces he finds inside. His curiosity cannot be swallowed by a tasty chunk of feta and he schemes and plans and prepares himself until one evening he knows the time to act is now.

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The Time is Now

Crete 1947

Rodino sits on the corner of the goat enclosure, the tinkling of bells and angry snorts warn him to look lively: the time to go is now.

He bangs his heels against the stone wall.Impatient and angry.

His father had warned him not to open the gate until he arrived, and now the sun stands three fingers above the horizon. He too hates waiting and the impatient scowl on his face is a deliberate mark of anger. He has seen his father look like that and he wants to be the same. Tough and smart and all grown up. He stands, lifting himself nimbly onto the balls of his feet, and holds his shoulders erect and proud, posing to his own shadow below him on the ground.

At ten years of age, Rodino is too young to know when the tears will come.

The Book

So begins the “Son of Xanos” book one in the four book series.

The Great Day of His Wrath

The Great Day of His Wrath (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The Rage of Achilles

The Rage of Achilles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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