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Hardcover Olympia 420 -The Quest for Peace Book

ISBN: 0976308606

ISBN13: 9780976308607

Olympia 420 -The Quest for Peace

A bitter war between two fundamentally opposed ways of life, casts its shadow over ancient Greece. Against all odds, can Orion, a promising young athlete, revive the dormant Olympic Games? And if he succeeds, will they bring lasting peace and save Athens'democracy from the fearsome Spartans and their aggressive god? Or will a devious Spartan plot destroy everything?

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Olympia 420 The Quest for Peace

If you're looking for a book that combines high action Olympic sport with historical fiction, Olympia 420, The Quest for Peace promises an entertaining read. Olympia 420 explores the compelling theme of sports as a mechanism for peace. The story begins with Orion, a young athlete who dreams that Zeus has chosen him to revive the ancient Olympic games. Orion and his loyal comrades make a perilous journey from Elis to Athens where they must convince the suspicious Athenian council to put down their shields. The Olympic Games are renewed, but not without political implications. Colorful characters participate, serving to intensify the brutality of the era through boxing, chariot races and javelin throwing; games played with few rules and plenty of aggression. Olympia 420 is a story rich with sports and action. Jennifer Herzog carefully illustrated Olympia 420 with concise pen and ink maps, sporting events and vivid images. Her plates accurately compliment the story with the texture of old world beauty.
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