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Old 09-25-2015, 02:23 PM   #1
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The Complete Parsina Saga--an epic fantasy boxed set

The Parsina Saga is an Arabian Nights-style epic fantasy tale, weaving romance and adventure through a world of djinni, wizards, undersea cities, flying carpets, and demons. It comprises four complete novels: Shrine of the Desert Mage, The Storyteller and the Jann, Crystals of Air and Water, and Treachery of the Demon King.

Now all four of these novels are gathered together in a single ebook boxed set, priced to provide a considerable savings over buying each of the books separately. The complete story appears, unexpurgated, in this one volume.


Impoverished storyteller Jafar al-Sharif is mistaken for the thief of a holy urn. He and his daughter Selima escape capture by impersonating mighty wizards--but this imposture brings them into further danger, and sets them on a journey around the world to recapture a lost relic. Meanwhile, the real thief of the urn is in league with the king of the demons to enslave the world under the power of evil.

The Parsina Saga is a gripping journey through an exotic world that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The boxed set will be published on Dec. 5, 2015. I know that may sound like a long way off and you've already got a large TBR pile awaiting your attention, but let me give you a few reasons to consider this now.
  • PRICE: Up through Dec. 5, the boxed set will be priced at $9.99 US, which is half what it costs to buy the books individually. After publication, the price for the boxed set will rise to $14.99--still a savings over individual buys, but not quite as great. And of course, your charge account won't be debited until publication date, so it won't be a drain on your finances in the meantime.
  • FREE EBOOK: Folks who pre-order the book can get one of my other ebooks free as a thank-you gift. Choose the book you'd like as a gift from those listed on my ROGO page and email me a copy of your receipt for the boxed set dated no later than Dec. 5. I'll send you a Smashwords coupon for the ebook of your choice in return.

The book can be pre-ordered from several sites, depending on the format you prefer:

EPUB: Apple iBooks Barnes & Noble Kobo

MOBI, EPUB, PDF: There won't be a Kindle edition because of Amazon's repressive royalty policy, but users of these formats can pre-order from Gumroad.

ALL FORMATS: Smashwords doesn't have the capacity to sell prior to publication date, but you can buy a copy there on Dec. 5 and it will still qualify for both the special pre-order price and the free ebook offer.

So please join the pre-publication party. Not only will you get 4 novels for the price of 2, plus an extra free one, you'll also acquire an exciting reading adventure through an exotic world of the Arabian Nights.

Pleasant reading!
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Old 10-10-2015, 05:00 PM   #2
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The hero of the Parsina Saga is Jafar al-Sharif. He is a master storyteller, but above that he is a father who loves his daughter Selima. When her life is put in jeopardy from a wizard's curse. his only way to save her is by making a long and harrowing journey around the world of Parsina--and by doing so, he, Selima, and the entire world are forever changed.

The Parsina Saga is a story for all those who love a good tale of excitement and exotic adventure. See the above post for details on how to get your own copy.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:39 PM   #3
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A great review

The Parsina Saga has gotten a number of fine reviews over the years--mostly the first volume, since people don't always bother to review intermediate volumes in a series. But here is a very good review that's a fair overview of the entire series, and may tempt you to invest money and reading time in this series. There are still several weeks left to take advantage of the pre-order deal.
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:31 PM   #4
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50 years a pro

My first professionally published story, "The Girls on USSF 193," appeared in the December. 1965, issue of If Magazine, edited by Frederik Pohl. I'm not sure the exact date it went on sale, butit was probably sometime in November, since the printed date on the cover was usually the date the magazine went off sale.

So this year marks my 50th anniversary as a professional writer. It's been a long, strange career, but one I'm mostly proud of.You can check out my books at Parsina Press. And it's fitting that December is the debut date of The Complete Parsina Saga, the boxed set of one of my favorite stories. If you're a fan of exotic adventure fantasies, I hope you'll check it out.

Now, on to the next 50 years!

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Ah, good times! Picking up Galaxy, If, and Worlds of Tomorrow on the rack at Shalit's drug store (owned by the father of Gene Shalit) after getting out of my eighth grade class. I only discovered Analog when Galaxy went downhill in the 70s.

Good luck on your second 50!
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Congrats sgoldin.
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Among the problems my heroes face in Volume I of the Parsina Saga are imprisonment and torture in the royal dungeons, facing down a 200-year-old jann, betrayal in the royal court, an ambush in the woods, capture by the world's mightiest wizard on his flying carpet, attack by a roc, escaping a phalanx of winged tigers and others of the wizard's magical servants, and an hallucinogenic test of purity at the Shrine of Sarafiq.

Thus starts the adventure of the Parsina Saga, a test of wits and courage with the fate of the world at stake. Pre-order now to get your copy at a discount price (plus a free bonus ebook) on Dec. 5.
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In The Storyteller and the Jann (Volume II of the Parsina Saga), the characters encounter a magically-locked book that will only open to specific pages, a band of larcenous nomads, a vicious sand jinn whose treasure-filled cave is guarded by a two-headed lion, the wizened king of the underground gnome realm and his beautiful queen who can see the truth, a mysterious invincible knight, and a powerful wizard who commands an army of the dead.

All part of the epic excitement that comprises the exotic Parsina Saga.
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Volume III of The Parsina Saga, Crystals of Air and Water, includes our heroes facing a band of ferocious assassins, being trapped in the City of Apes and the secret door that is the only exit, learning to master the Afrits of the air, dealing with the sky castle of the King of the Winds,, a treacherous poisoner (is there any other kind?), a blustery sea captain, a monkey under an enchantment, the summoning of an evil djinn, risking the bewildering Isle of Illusions, and a visit to a long-sunken undersea city.

All parts of the exotic adventure that is The Complete Parsina Saga.
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In Volume IV, Treachery of the Demon King, our heroes face such obstacles as an enemy fleet, a ferocious storm at sea, an island with a coper castle owned by an invisible scarouche who eats djinni, the City of Faces, a journey to the underworld to face a dragon demon, betrayal by a trusted comrade, and the battle that pits all of mankind against the army of the demons. The fitting conclusion to the Parsina Saga.

I've decided that, through publication day, December 5, The Complete Parsina Saga will also be available on Amazon. It will be pulled from there after Dec. 6, though, so if you insist on buying from Amazon, better do it quickly. After that date. the ebook will only be available at the sites listed in the opening post of this thread.
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The Complete Parsina Saga will be published on Saturday, Dec. 5. This means there's only a few days left to take advantage of the pre-order deal: half price on this ebook, plus another free ebook of your choice.

Don't miss out on this bargain opportunity to acquire a topnotch fantasy adventure.
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I'd like to thank those of you who participated in the promotion for The Complete Pasina Saga. The special price is now over, but I'd like to point out that the cost of the boxed set is still significantly lower than buying the 4 books individually.

There's a wonderful 5-star review of the book on Goodreads.

Pleasant reading!

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