The War of all Ages - Out on paperback!!

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The War of all Ages - Out on paperback!!

Postby Shish-kabob-Forrest » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:39 am

This is the "hold over version. I actually wanted to mess with it more but since the big boys have put this off, I decided to go this way for the time being. I probably shouldn't have to say that this is a super violent and teeth grinding story. You've been warned.

Enjoy everyone!!

http://www.lulu.com/content/1114150

BTW.
Don't let the short page count alarm you. The pages are almost 3x the size of normal novel pages. Knowing most of the book by heart, it took me hours to proof read it.
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Postby Vlad » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:02 pm

Can you please send me an autographed copy? :wink:
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Postby Shish-kabob-Forrest » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:36 pm

Yeth thir.
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Great timing for the book.

Postby Vlad » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:28 am

Shish-kabob-Forrest wrote:Yeth thir.


Hey Shish (or should I give the name of the author?).

Thanks for the autographed copy.

Before reading it, I have a few comments to make:

Great presentation and great timing, since it is a window into
the religious struggles that plagued this Earth for the last 1000 years.
It is a great "starter" for those who gave up on history books and forgot that Christians and Muslims were constantly at war, ever since the Crusades.

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." - Ray Bradbury

It is becoming more and more obvious that, apart from the war for Oil, there is an underlying "hatred" among religions, which constantly "fuel"(pun not intended) today's wars.
Whoever has had any doubts about it, should read "The War of All Ages":

http://www.lulu.com/content/1114150

Way to go Shish. Thanks again.
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Postby Shish-kabob-Forrest » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:05 am

Believe it or not, that's why it's called: "The War of All Ages" and is made clear in the very last words of the story.

For religious people, I presume this story is friendly to both Christians and Muslims. While it focuses on the Christian side, no attempt is made to portray either side as inherently evil, but rather, that both sides were people with good and evil in them. Allot of people for instance do not know that Mehmed II mourned the death of Janos Hunyadi. All in all, religion, in the story, is portrayed as a part of the cultures but not the source of good or evil.

There is no profanity in the story (could you see these guys cussing each other out and using vial sexual terms) and there is only one sexual scene which is not at all romantic and details of sexual activity are spared.

The story IS a little on the short side but it's still allot longer then you might think. The page count is small but the pages themselves are very large with somewhat small print. The story is very fast pace and jam packed with action from cover to cover. All of the people I have spoken with so far who read the book said that they couldn't put it down once they got started.
Do not expect a dark age setting. The story is set in the time and society that Vladislav III lived in, and this was a time of powder guns and door-to-door combat, so expect allot of skirmishing and shooting. Another thing to remember is that this IS a story about Vlad the Impaler. While you end the story understanding in detail why he is considered both a hero and a monster, his monster side is in no way spared in this story and it gets extremely ugly near the middle of the story. The scene with Lord Boithor (the guy who said the right words when threatened with impalement) seams like a scene out of a well crafted horror movie. Needless to say, it brings to light, in a way that I don't think many people realize, that Vladislav III is called Vlad the Impaler for a reason.
None the less, he WAS a hero as well and I think the story leaves you thinking of and admiring more his heroic side then his monster side.

Finely, remember that allot of other famous people are in this story including:

Janos Hunyadi (Iancu Hunedoara)

Laszlo Hunyadi

Matthias Corvinus (Matthias the Just)

Radu Basarab (Radu the Handsome)

Mehmed II (Mehmed the Conqueror)

Istvan III of Moldavia (Stephan the Great)

Istvan Bathory (Stephan Bathory)

San Juan Capistrano

Vladislav II of Wallachia

Daniel III of Wallachia

Basarab Layota
..................................

Also included in the story are detailed depictions of the following famous "Vlad the Impaler stories".

The man with a keen sense of smell

The 2 monks

The man who knew how to speak

The Turks who refused to remove their hats.

The gold cup
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Lord of WAR

Postby Vlad » Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:33 am

A must see great movie, starring Nicolas Cage.

I keep wondering who is dictating policies in this falling empire: Hollywood or the GOV??
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Postby Shish-kabob-Forrest » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:36 pm

Hay, Mr. Killmore. Have you read the book yet?
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