To celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games coming to London and help get you in the mood if you're sitting in a traffic jam on your way to the stadium, I am offering my Seven Fabulous Wonders ebook title The Olympic Conspiracy free (yes, you heard the unicorn right, absolutely FREE!) for five days from today until 31st July.
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This book is set during the 113th festival of the ancient Olympic Games, where the original torch relay took place around the altars of the temples in the sacred precinct at Olympia, finishing at the Temple of Zeus which housed the famous Statue of Zeus - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World:
|Statue of Zeus at Olympia|
Here’s the timetable for the 113th Games from The Olympic Conspiracy:
THE GREAT GAMES
Altis: Public prayers and opening ceremony.
Council House: Swearing-in ceremony for competitors, trainers and judges.
Echo Colonnade: Contest for heralds and trumpeters.
Stadium: Boys’ events (sprint, boxing, wrestling).
Assembly Square: Public readings by poets and philosophers.
Hippodrome: Procession, chariot races, horse race.
Stadium: Men’s pentathlon (discus, javelin, long jump, sprint, wrestling).
Altis: Funeral rites of Peplos and sacrifice of a black ram, followed by parade of victors.
Full moon tonight.
Altis: Lighting of altar fires by winner of boys’ sprint, followed by sacrifice of 100 oxen to Zeus Olympia at the Great Altar.
Stadium: Men’s foot-races (dolichos, sprint, double-sprint).
Prytaneon: Public banquet.
Stadium: Men’s wrestling, men’s boxing, men’s pankration.
Temple of Zeus Olympia: Prize giving ceremony.
Altis: Public thanksgiving service and closing prayers.
Prytaneon: Victors’ banquet (invitation only).
So what’s the story about?
Sosi’s brother Theron is injured during training when a javelin spears his foot. So Sosi (who has magical shape-changing powers) volunteers to take his place to keep his brother in the Games. But the younger Sosi’s athletic skills leave a lot to be desired…will inheriting his brother’s stronger body turn him into an Olympic athlete overnight? And with Persian sorcerers threatening Olympia, can the brothers keep their secret from the judges and help the mysterious winged girl Nike save the Games?
If you enjoy your free copy of The Olympic Conspiracy, you can now get all the Seven Fabulous Wonders titles in this omnibus ebook edition for the price of a single paperback:
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So if you're STILL sitting in that traffic jam on your way to the London stadium, the omnibus edition might just see you through... enjoy the Games!
Read my other posts about the Olympic Games:
The History Girls - A Brief History of the Olympic Torch
The History Girls - Women Banned from the Olympic Games!
Reclusive Muse - Olympic Torch Relay from Ancient Greece to London