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The Parsina Saga: epic fantasy

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Stephen Goldin (stephengoldin) | 57 comments Mod
Back in the late 70s, fantasy books seemed to divide themselves into twp types: Tolkienesque rip-offs of European mythologies, and musclebound heroes in unnamed barbarian cultures. I hearkened back to the far-off days of my youth (much less far-off then than they are today), and remembered what thrilled me in Saturday afternoon matinees--Arabian Night, genies in bottles, flying carpets, that sort of thing. The exotic sort of fare that was missing from the bookshelves. So I decided to rectify the situation.

The end result is my 4-book Parsina Saga, set in a world loosely based on ancient Persia with a Zoroastrian twist. There is, of course, a mammoth quest (no, they're not looking for woolly mammoths!) by a group of very interesting characters, and the result is a series I've been highly complimented on. I hope you'll give the books a try.

Shrine of the Desert Mage (Parsina Saga,#1) by Stephen Goldin The Storyteller and the Jann Volume II of The Parsina Saga by Stephen Goldin Crystals of Air and Water (Parsina Saga,# 3) by Stephen Goldin Treachery of the Demon King (Parsina Saga,#4) by Stephen Goldin


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Stephen Goldin (stephengoldin) | 57 comments Mod
And I'm looking forward to entertaining you.


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Stephen Goldin (stephengoldin) | 57 comments Mod
BTW, if you order the trade paperback editions through my online bookstore, Parsina Press, you can get coupons for $2.00 off the list price of each title. Just in case you're not independently wealthy.


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Cerena Brown | 9 comments I would like to read those books


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Stephen Goldin (stephengoldin) | 57 comments Mod
I hope you will.


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Cerena Brown | 9 comments oh I will


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Stephen Goldin (stephengoldin) | 57 comments Mod
For people who want a sample before they invest in a whole new fantasy series, I'm providing an electronic excerpt from my 4-volume Arabian Nights-style Parsina Saga free of charge. The Djinn Garden is a self-contained novelette. It's available in multiple electronic formats, including PDF for those who don't own an ereader device. The books themselves are available both as paperbacks and as ebooks. I hope you'll try it and, even more, I hope you'll enjoy it. All feedback is welcome.


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Cerena Brown | 9 comments ok


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Stephen Goldin (stephengoldin) | 57 comments Mod
I've posted the opening chapters of Shrine of the Desert Mage as a free sample here on GoodReads. I invite you to check them out.


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Stephen Goldin (stephengoldin) | 57 comments Mod
I've just published ebook editions of all 4 books in the series.

Shrine of the Desert Mage (Parsina Saga #1) by Stephen Goldin The Storyteller and the Jann (Parsina Saga,# 2) by Stephen Goldin Crystals of Air and Water (Parsina Saga,# 3) by Stephen Goldin Treachery of the Demon King (Parsina Saga,#4) by Stephen Goldin

If you're looking for exciting, romantic adventure, I hope you'll check them out. There's a sample from the first book in my writings here on Goodreads.


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Stephen Goldin (stephengoldin) | 57 comments Mod
I'm proud of the article about me (and the Saga) in the Beyond Worlds blog this week.


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