The First Olympics


The first Olympics took place in the year 776 BCE, with Alexander I, the Image result for picture of first olympicspredecessor of Alexander the Great participating. Alexander I could only participate after he proved his Greek heritage. These great sporting contests took place in the Greek city of Olympia, named after Queen Olympia, wife of King Phillip II. This information comes to light in the newly released historical fiction/fantasy book, MYSTERY OF THE STURBRIDGE KEYS – CHRISTMAS UNLOCKED.

Abe, Greg and Greg’s mother, Sarah, are attending one of the special workshops on the Greek Empire and its effects on Old Sturbridge Village in the 1830s. The evening kicks off with the Christmas by Candlelight celebration, which is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year. Many workshops take place in the Village buildings.

This trio attends many of the fictions workshops taking place during this special night, by horse-drawn sleigh rides over snow-packed, dirt roads. The Greek Empire explaining how Aristotle is the tutor of Alexander the Great, and Plutarch affect history during this time.

Gracing the beginning pages of the book is a quote from Plutarch: “To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.”

This is true.

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Have You Ever Been Chased by a Nephilim?


Can you imagine being chased by a fifteen foot tall Nephilim? Have you https://youtu.be/gmA_lyYJLu0 ever been carried away to a place you do not want to be, by a person you do not want to be with?

Learn how Brie, the thirteen year old female heroine of the latest historical fiction/ fantasy novel, MYSTERY OF THE STURBRIDGE KEYS – CHRISTMAS UNLOCKED, successfully deals with this problem.

Chapter by chapter Brie, along with her cousin and best friend, Abby, deal with the traumas and questions of life. Together they tackle one of the biggest questions, Is God real or fantasy?

Brie attends the Christmas by Candlelight celebration at Old Sturbridge Village with her mother Sarah, her brother Greg. Also invited along on this trip by Grammy Rose, is her beloved cousin Abby, and Abby’s twin brother, Abe, and their mother Cher.

The family tours Sturbridge, MA during the day, prior to the night’s gala event, filled with horse-drawn sleigh and carriage rides, and workshops in all the fire-stoked houses, shops, bank, and Meeting Houses, reminiscent of the 1830s village.

The family gets separate between the carriage ride and the annual Gingerbread House contest. Half of the family time travels to experience history, ancient and pre-history first hand. The other half of the family learns the real history of the Underground Railroad, and Harriet Tubman who is going to be on the front of the new $20 bill by the year 2020.

This novel also shed a light on former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, who in reality are eighth cousins, and both related to English royalty through William the Conqueror and Charlemagne.

Brie’s adventures continue when she and Abby babysit baby Jesus, for two years. They get to see the three wise men who arrive by Bactrian camels. The wise men and Joseph all have strange dreams, so vivid that it motivates the wise men to depart from a different route, and Jesus, Mary and Jesus to flee to Egypt.

What would you do? To find what happens, you can get a copy of the perfect bound softcover version ($13.99) or the eBook at this version ($3.99) at this link: http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-001108065/Mystery-of-the-Sturbridge-Keys.aspx

eBook of MYSTERY OF THE STURBRIDGE KEYS – CHRISTMAS UNLOCKED Is Now Available!


Here is the MYSTERY OF THE STURBRIDGE KEYS – CHRISTMAS UNLOCKED website. It features an except of Chapter 15: Santa Claus, Chestnuts and Abraham Lincoln. https://mysteryofthesturbridgekeys.wordpress.com/

 

The eBook version of MYSTERY OF THE STURBRIDGE KEYS – CHRISTMAS UNLOCKED is nowback-cover-copy available for $3.99. http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-001108065/Mystery-of-the-Sturbridge-Keys.aspx

With the new cover re-design of the softcover version, putting the author name and the title on the spine, the eBook also needed to be reformatted. Today the eBook version is released again. The re-design of the cover now allows this book to be put on Barnes & Noble Bookstores shelves, if it passes their criteria, which usually takes up to three months.

Another criteria that Barnes & Noble Bookstores investigates is positive consumer and editorial reviews. I welcome good reviews if this book has added to your knowledge of history, ancient or pre-history, or has added to your sense of adventure.

Whether you like the softcover version, or prefer to read your books on Nook or Kindle, you can enjoy all of the benefits of your Barnes & Noble Bookstores membership.

It helps the book to make it to bookstore shelves if you call your local bookstore and request it. This is a good mystery, accurate history, and dramatic time travel adventure with a 13 year old, female heroine. The worlds needs a vibrate, strong, young female protagonist to be a role model today. Through the experience of history, Brie learns that there is only one race, the human race. She and her family also learn about immigration and slavery.

Time travel adventures bring Brie to babysit Jesus, from his birth until he is two years old, while other family members find out the secrets of Santa’s birth, and their connection to Abraham Lincoln.

Those of you who like fiction and history, with a touch of fantasy, will find this book intriguing. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it.