Two Cities At War Two Men With Olympic Ambitions And One Slave The Finest Charioteer In Greece Set In Archaic Greece, And Based On Incidents Recorded In Herodotus, This Is The Tale Of A Young Man S Journey From Tragedy To Triumph And The Story Of The Founding Of The First Non Aggression Pact In Recorded History The Peloponnesian League Award Winning Novelist Helena P Schrader Has Again Created A Novel Full Of Rich And Realistic Characters While Providing Readers A Remarkable Insight Into Archaic Spartan Society Well Researched And Intelligently Interpolated From Recorded Facts, Schrader S Sparta Is A Refreshing Change From The Stereotypes Encountered In Much Modern Literature
Helena was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of a professor, and travelled abroad for the first time at the age of two, when her father went to teach at the University of Wasada in Tokyo, Japan Later the family lived in Brazil, England and Kentucky, but home was always the coast of Maine There, her father s family had roots, and an old, white clapboard house perched above the boatyard in East Blue Hill.It was the frequent travel and exposure to different cultures, peoples and heritage that inspired Helena to start writing creatively and to focus on historical fiction She wrote her first novel in second grade, but later made a conscious decision not try to earn a living from writing She never wanted to be forced to write what was popular, rather than what was in her heart.Helena graduated with honors in History from the University of Michigan, added a Master s Degree in Diplomacy and International Commerce from Patterson School, University of Kentucky, and rounded off her education with a PhD in History cum Laude from the University of Hamburg, awarded for a ground breaking dissertation on a leading member of the German Resistance to Hitler She worked in the private sector as a research analyst, and an investor relations manager in both the U.S and Germany She is now a diplomat serving in Africa.Helena published her first book in 1993, when her dissertation was released by a leading academic publisher in Germany a second edition followed after excellent reviews in major newspapers Since then she has published three additional non fiction books, starting with Sisters in Arms about women pilots in WWII, The Blockade Breakers about the Berlin Airlift, and Codename Valkyrie, a biography of General Olbricht, based on her dissertation Helena has also published historical novels set in World War Two, Ancient Sparta and the Crusades St Louis Knight won the Bronze in both the Historical Fiction and Spiritual Religious Categories of the Feathered Quill Literary Awards 2014 Her latest project, a biographical novel of Balian d Ibelin in three parts, got off to a great start when Knight of Jerusalem earned a B.R.A.G Medallion, and was selected as a Finalist for the 2014 Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction The second book in the series did even better Defender of Jerusalem took the Silver for spiritual religious fiction in the 2015 Feathered Quill Awards, won the Chaucer Award for Medieval Historical Fiction, and is a finalist for the M.M.Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction It too is a B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree.She grew up sailing on the Maine coast and served as a petty officer on the sail training schooners Sir Winston Churchill and Malcolm Miller She has owned four horses over the years and remains a resolute horsewoman She owns property in what was once Lacedaemon, which she visits regularly and where she and her husband Herbert intend to retire.
- 408 pages
- The Olympic Charioteer
- Helena P. Schrader
- 07 November 2018 Helena P. Schrader