Sunday, November 15, 2015

Zenobia, Challenging a Legend by Russ Wallace Book Tour / Review

"Sequel to the award-winning Zenobia – Birth of a Legend.
The continuing saga of the deadly young warrior who will one day challenge Rome for the supremacy of her world.
As the dynamic girl continues her education in Egypt, for a time she is diverted from her warrior path. Complicating Zenobia’s life is a budding romance with her brilliant and charismatic instructor. The challenge – he is the scholar, she the warrior. Can they blend their worlds to become the most exciting couple in Alexandria?Learning of a slave trade in kidnapped young women, Zenobia determines to free the oppressed. Warrior skills will not be enough. Her new challenge – to become a pirate, then a temptress in her fight for justice."

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Russ Wallace is life-long student of history, religion, politics, and social issues. As an instructor, he came to value the critical thinking so necessary to navigate the minefields of propaganda while searching for truths. As a world traveler, Russ learned the opposing views and prejudices underlying many of the problems in human society, ancient and modern.

He employs a vivid imagination to fill in the life of Zenobia, a real historical figure and one of the most fascinating women who ever lived. He is working on future books in the Zenobia book series.

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Alim Hasshel was rich and used to getting what he wanted, but his ambition had recently been thwarted. The person responsible had thus become his enemy. After considering the matter, he reached a decision – he would take his revenge in a special way. He smiled to himself and felt devilishly satisfied. But he had made a critical mistake, though one common to the arrogant –he had underestimated his target. It was an easy error in judgment because his opponent was only a girl, a pretty girl. How could he, or anyone for that matter, foresee that she was destined to grow into the deadliest woman on the planet? Or that he himself would provide one of the triggers to awaken her latent abilities?

Top Ten List –
1.      Russ loves humor. You might even consider him an amateur stand-up comedian.
Whenever opportunity allows he loves to share this talent with others.
 Russ’s wife Ruth says when they cruise; Russ enjoys doing his stand-up comedy on talent night.
2.      Russ was a string cheese sales person, he had a cleaning business 
but most of his life he designed and built houses.
3.      Russ is a great gardener and landscaper- wherever he lives you are sure to find lots of trees, 
plants, and flowers all around.
4.      We say Russ is a world traveler and we mean it, he has visited over 37 different countries.
5.      Favorite food? Peanut Butter
6.      Favorite movie? Gone with the Wind
7.      Favorite book? Bible
8.      Russ grew up in the suburbs of Chicago
9.      Russ love's finding good deals and is a garage-sale-enthusiast
10.  One of his favorite vacation spots is Hawaii
11.  Russ & Ruth have been married for over 51 years
12. Favorite candy as a kid was Butterfingers

Character Casting –

Zenobia- Born in the Syrian Desert; Educated in Alexandria, Egypt. History describes her eyes as captivating, almost like they sparkled. She’s strikingly beautiful with black long hair to the middle of her back, soft brown skin that appears flawless.  Zenobia has a strong love of justice. She’s a critical thinker, calculating, and deadly.

Zelina is Zenobia’s mother. She’s pretty with dark features and very intelligent. She’s married to Sheik Zabbai, the leader of the Syrian tribe. Zelina likes the finer things in life but she isn’t too worldly.

Cam is a Syrian warrior and the Sheik’s right hand man. He’s powerful and wise and a deadly archer. He’s seen many battles. He mentors Zenobia.

Longinus is a professor in Alexandria, Egypt. Most days you will find him philosophizing in his white toga and sandals. He’s known as a walking encyclopedia. Zenobia is the most extraordinary woman he’s ever met.

Salim is a Syrian warrior. Zenobia and Salim became friends while training as warriors.

Tyrianna is kidnapped into a sex slave trade. She is trying to escape and return to her family in Nubia.

Patricia is kidnapped into a slave trade. She becomes friends with Tyrianna.

Shanzar is a Syrian warrior and Salim’s friend. He’s a great cook. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing Zenobia - Challenging a Legend with your followers. We hope others fall in love with Zenobia as much as we have. As a true person in history, her story is incredible.