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October 16, 2018

Over 30,000 Copies sold!

A few years back I self-published The Gardener of Baghdad. At that time, I could not imagine that it would be read in more than forty countries.
Till date it has:
Ranked #9 at USA Amazon Store
Ranked #19 at UK Amazon Store.
Ranked #8 at Australia Amazon Store.
Ranked #7 at Canada Amazon Store.
Ranked #11 at Barnes & Noble.
Ranked #13 at Kobo.
Ranked #21 at itunes stores.

The response has been overwhelming, and now I am in the long process with publishers to translate it into Spanish, Arabic, Italian, and French.
The best is yet to come!

"Thank you all!"


You can find all the information needed about it below:

The Gardener of Baghdad

"Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?"

Adnan leads a weary existence as a bookshop owner in modern-day, war-torn Baghdad, where bombings, corruption and assault are everyday occurrences and the struggle to survive has suffocated the joy out of life for most. But when he begins to clean out his bookshop of forty years to leave his city in search of somewhere safer, he comes across the story of Ali, the Gardener of Baghdad, Adnan rediscovers through a memoir handwritten by the gardener decades ago that beauty, love and hope can still exist, even in the darkest corners of the world.

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ebook Format:

Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M91LJGW
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00M91LJGW/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Gardener-Baghda...
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Gardener-Ba...
Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-...
iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-...
Googleplay https://play.google.com/store/books/d...
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/the-...
Other Retailers https://www.books2read.com/u/m0xyPJ

Audiobook:

Audible USA https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0784MWY47/
Audible UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077S3Q2RF/
Audible Canada https://www.audible.ca/pd/The-Gardene...
Audible Australia https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Gar...
Nook Audio https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiob...
Scribid https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/3641...
Googleplay https://play.google.com/store/audiobo...
Apple iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook...
Audiobooks https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/...
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/audiobook/...
Overdrive https://www.overdrive.com/media/36959...
Libro FM https://libro.fm/audiobooks/978150945...
stories https://www.estories.com/audiobook/18...
Downpour https://www.downpour.com/the-gardener...

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1515118878

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October 8, 2018

Yesterday I received the first edited draft of my latest literary fiction novel The Art Collector of Le Marais. I expect to work on it for the next few weeks. I am targeting early next year for its release.


For now, you can have a peek at its synopsis:


In the city of lights, Paris, the art capital of the world, how can one man stand above the rest?

Ever since young Sebastian heard of his grandfather’s chance meeting with the great Victor Hugo in 1877, he had been interested in literature, paintings, and poetry. Wandering around various libraries and museums at an early age only stirred that curiosity into an immense passion within him, a deep love and desire for art.
After realizing his dream of opening a gallery in the Le Marais district of Paris, Sebastian faces one hurdle after another. Bad luck, Betrayal, revenge, and fierce competition carry him to the verge of total collapse and failure, but through it all, one question remained: How much of his life would Sebastian sacrifice for art, his first true love?

Until then....

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Published on October 08, 2018 09:30 • 94 views • Tags: ahmad-ardalan, book, drama, ebook, fiction, historical, literary-fiction, literature, novel, romance

February 23, 2018

Hello,

I have always loved reading books ever since I could recall. One day in 2012, I began writing, and after six years, I have written three novels, a novella, and a thriller trilogy. I would like to share my work with you all.

Novels

The Gardener of Baghdad

"Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?"


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Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M91LJGW
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00M91LJGW/


Baghdad: The Final Gathering

"Wars, an embargo, and forbidden love in this once peaceful city...."

With the drums of war just weeks away, Omar invites all those closest to his heart for lunch at his lavish villa overlooking the Tigris River of Baghdad. He can't help but smile at the faces that have graced his eventful life that spans from an interesting childhood, the two Gulf Wars, and the inhumane embargo that crippled the nation. Loved ones come together, probably for the last time, in the city their ancestors called Baghdad or Baghdadu, "God’s Gift."
Memories upon memories linger in Omar's head. He has survived times of struggle, holding on to hope and love along the way. As he reflects on his journey, as a man destined to live a hard life in tumultuous times, he ponders a clouded future, on the brink of unknown change.


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"Wars, an embargo, and forbidden love in this once peaceful city...."


Baghdad: The Final Gathering: AmazonUSA :https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K4YX4V8/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01K4YX4V8/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01K4YX4V8/
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01K4YX4V8/
Kobo:https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/bagh...
Barnes and Noble:https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bagh...
GooglePlay:https://play.google.com/store/books/d...
ibook Store & Other Platforms:https://www.books2read.com/u/bzaZgj

The Clout Of Gen

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This Time-Travel Suspense, is a mystery fiction that deals with conspiracy stretched for decades.


"What if major events in history have been planned decades ahead?"


Newspaper reporter John Teddy’s miserable life is turned upside down when he uncovers a voice from the past—a voice that suspiciously knows far too much about the would-be future. John’s natural curiosity to understand the hidden message takes him to places he never imagined seeing, and ongoing conspiracies he never thought existed. The more John gets involved, the more he is led towards mysteries that are beyond his understanding. The circle of people involved grows bigger stretching from west to east; each step forward is like a step backward.

https://www.books2read.com/u/bzaPZD


A novella

The Boy of the Mosque set in a fictional village in Iraq.

Synopsis


In the Year ‪1258, Baghdad‬, the capital of the great Abbasid Caliphate, fell to the Moguls. Within hours, the city of enlightenment was swallowed up by darkness, another society becoming a victim of hatred and greed. The mighty Tigris flowed with blue and red, the blood of its people and the ink from the age-old scrolls of knowledge, all heartlessly washed away. In spite of the turmoil and chaos, twelve families managed to flee. Far away they wandered, leaving behind their beautiful homeland that had been reduced to death and rubble. Together, that remnant from Baghdad established a new community, one that lived in peace and harmony for centuries. Centuries later, in 2017, mercenaries and militias took over that charming village, threatening to destroy the happy existence the people had worked so hard to rebuild. What will be the fate of those innocent people and their heritage? That hangs in the balance as all must rely on one man, The Boy of the Mosque.


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Kindle

Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TQCX49/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079TQCX49/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B079TQCX49/
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B079TQCX49/

Paperback

Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1984982680/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1984982680/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1984982680/
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/1984982680/

A Thriller Trilogy

Matt: A Matt Godfrey Short thriller Trilogy


Matt" is a short novella thriller trilogy.

"They murdered my wife two years ago...
Tonight, you die.
I am Matt, your nightmare!"


On a quiet night like any other, Matt, a successful entrepreneur, returns home to his gorgeous villa, only to find his wife brutally murdered. A soft verdict against the culprits, a gang of violent teenagers, spins Matt's relatively calm and collected demeanor into something far more sinister. In a manic rage, he seeks vengeance for what has been stolen from him, and he lashes out against the weak system. Sleepless, lonely, tormented nights torture him, filling his head and his heart with frustration, hate, and anger, unleashing an entirely different side of the man--a monster even he did not know existed within him. From Berlin to Rome to Paris, the great cities of the world suffer in the wake of his wrath, as brutal, barbaric killings seem to be the only temporary antidote for his fuming, blood-boiling rage. His victims, so easily deprived of life, seem to be the only cure, the only way to soothe his yearning for revenge, or are they?

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Matt Boxset:

https://www.books2read.com/u/mqpGvQ

Ahmad Ardalan Author Page: http://www.ahmadardalan.net/

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Published on February 23, 2018 10:22 • 307 views • Tags: ahmad-ardalan, audiobook, baghdad, books, ebooks, historical-fiction, iraq, literature, mystery, novella, novels, suspense, thriller

February 15, 2018

"The Boy of the Mosque" official release

My latest novella The Boy of the Mosque is available now in all formats (eBook and Paperback)

Synopsis


In the Year ‪1258, Baghdad‬, the capital of the great Abbasid Caliphate, fell to the Moguls. Within hours, the city of enlightenment was swallowed up by darkness, another society becoming a victim of hatred and greed. The mighty Tigris flowed with blue and red, the blood of its people and the ink from the age-old scrolls of knowledge, all heartlessly washed away. In spite of the turmoil and chaos, twelve families managed to flee. Far away they wandered, leaving behind their beautiful homeland that had been reduced to death and rubble. Together, that remnant from Baghdad established a new community, one that lived in peace and harmony for centuries. Centuries later, in 2017, mercenaries and militias took over that charming village, threatening to destroy the happy existence the people had worked so hard to rebuild. What will be the fate of those innocent people and their heritage? That hangs in the balance as all must rely on one man, The Boy of the Mosque.


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Kindle

Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TQCX49/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079TQCX49/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B079TQCX49/
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B079TQCX49/

Paperback

Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1984982680/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1984982680/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1984982680/
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/1984982680/


Ahmad Ardalan Author Page: http://www.ahmadardalan.net/

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Published on February 15, 2018 07:10 • 290 views • Tags: ahmad-ardalan, drama, fiction, historical-fiction, novella, the-boy-of-the-mosque, world-literature

February 10, 2018

Mark your calendars!

For the first time, I will be offering both of my novels The Gardener of Baghdad and Baghdad: The Final Gathering for 99c/99p each from Feb 17th till Feb 21st.

A quick look at my novels:

The Gardener of Baghdad

"Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?"


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Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M91LJGW
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00M91LJGW/


Baghdad: The Final Gathering

This heartfelt novel spans through five decades in this once peaceful city.



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"Wars, an embargo, and forbidden love in this once peaceful city...."


Baghdad: The Final Gathering: AmazonUSA :https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K4YX4V8/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01K4YX4V8/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01K4YX4V8/
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01K4YX4V8/
Kobo:https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/bagh...
Barnes and Noble:https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bagh...
GooglePlay:https://play.google.com/store/books/d...
ibook Store & Other Platforms:https://www.books2read.com/u/bzaZgj

Ahmad Ardalan Author Page: http://www.ahmadardalan.net/

Follow me on Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ahmad...

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Published on February 10, 2018 04:11 • 237 views • Tags: ahmad-ardalan, book, ebook, historical-fiction, kindle, literary-fiction, novel, promotion, romance

January 21, 2018

January 5th, 2018 I was a guest on a weekly show at AlSharqiya Channel discussing everything related to my books, and the book publishing industry.

During the show, The Gardener of Baghdad was the main topic due to its success globally.

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To watch my Arabic interview, click on the link below:

https://youtu.be/7eJMQXkYEGI

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Published on January 21, 2018 05:45 • 131 views • Tags: ahmad-ardalan, audible, audiobook, baghdad, historical-fiction, historical-romance, iraq, romance, the-gardener-of-baghdad

November 30, 2017

Driving a car? On a train? Bus? Up in the air? No worries.. The Gardener of Baghdad is now available as an Audiobook.

Synopsis

"Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?"

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To enjoy listening to the golden era of Baghdad, visit:

Audible USA https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0784MWY47/
Audible UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077S3Q2RF/
Nook Audio https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiob...
Scribid https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/3641...

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Published on November 30, 2017 07:49 • 292 views • Tags: ahmad-ardalan, audible, audiobook, baghdad, historical-fiction, historical-romance, iraq, romance, the-gardener-of-baghdad

October 22, 2017

Hi All!

I have been reading a lot through the selections of most readers here. I have noticed that almost all books read about Iraq, were written by non Iraqis. Being an English writing Iraqi author, that has sold over 16,000 copies worldwide. I would love it if you could read one of my novels next time when it comes to Iraq.

A quick look at my novels:

The Gardener of Baghdad

"Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?"

Adnan leads a weary existence as a bookshop owner in modern-day, war-torn Baghdad, where bombings, corruption and assault are everyday occurrences and the struggle to survive has suffocated the joy out of life for most. But when he begins to clean out his bookshop of forty years to leave his city in search of somewhere safer, he comes across the story of Ali, the Gardener of Baghdad, Adnan rediscovers through a memoir handwritten by the gardener decades ago that beauty, love and hope can still exist, even in the darkest corners of the world.

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M91LJGW

Baghdad: The Final Gathering

This heartfelt novel spans through five decades in this once peaceful city.



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"Wars, an embargo, and forbidden love in this once peaceful city...."

With the drums of war just weeks away, Omar invites all those closest to his heart for lunch at his lavish villa overlooking the Tigris River of Baghdad. He can't help but smile at the faces that have graced his eventful life that spans from an interesting childhood, the two Gulf Wars, and the inhumane embargo that crippled the nation. Loved ones come together, probably for the last time, in the city their ancestors called Baghdad or Baghdadu, "God’s Gift."
Memories upon memories linger in Omar's head. He has survived times of struggle, holding on to hope and love along the way. As he reflects on his journey, as a man destined to live a hard life in tumultuous times, he ponders a clouded future, on the brink of unknown change.

Baghdad: The Final Gathering: Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K4YX4V8/
Kobo:https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/bagh...
Barnes and Noble:https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bagh...
GooglePlay:https://play.google.com/store/books/d...
ibook Store & Other Platforms:https://www.books2read.com/u/bzaZgj



Ahmad Ardalan Author Page: http://www.ahmadardalan.net/


Enjoy the beauty of Baghdad!
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June 29, 2017

Download your free Copies!

Matt Vol I is the beginning of a Short Story Thriller Series. It will be available for free starting 7/6 till 7/11.

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"They murdered my wife two years ago...
Tonight, you die.
I am Matt, your nightmare!"


On a quiet night like any other, Matt, a successful entrepreneur, returns home to his gorgeous villa, only to find his wife brutally murdered. A soft verdict against the culprits, a gang of violent teenagers, spins Matt's relatively calm and collected demeanor into something far more sinister. In a manic rage, he seeks vengeance for what has been stolen from him, and he lashes out against the weak system. Sleepless, lonely, tormented nights torture him, filling his head and his heart with frustration, hate, and anger, unleashing an entirely different side of the man--a monster even he did not know existed within him. From Berlin to Rome to Paris, the great cities of the world suffer in the wake of his wrath, as brutal, barbaric killings seem to be the only temporary antidote for his fuming, blood-boiling rage. His victims, so easily deprived of life, seem to be the only cure, the only way to soothe his yearning for revenge, or are they?

Matt Vol I can be found :

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QKVWNLW
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00QKVWNLW/
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00QKVWNLW/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00QKVWNLW/


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October 19, 2016

Available now in Paperback and eBook!

"Two novels, one city, difficult times...

The Gardener of Baghdad

Baghdad: The Final Gathering


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Baghdad: The Final Gathering: Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K4YX4V8/
Kobo:https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/bagh...
Barnes and Noble:https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bagh...
GooglePlay:https://play.google.com/store/books/d...
ibook Store & Other Platforms:https://www.books2read.com/u/bzaZgj



The Gardener of Baghdad:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1515118878

Ahmad Ardalan Author Page: http://www.ahmadardalan.net/

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