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Merlin the Archer: Moving the Stones, the People: Building Stonehenge


Building Stonehenge It felt good to moving again. After all, we were men unencumbered by women or children. We had only our three ponies, which Finn named Teti, Pepi, and Nefer-kah, in honor of our Egyptian masters. Finn took a … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: A slave no more– Pelop and Vila at last


A Slave No More: Return to Vila By daybreak, Finn, Sadik, and I were half a march north. We slept in a cave above a wadi, deep in the desert badlands. Urartu had stayed behind. I stood with him apart … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: Sodom and Gomorrah


Sodom and Gomorrah There was an army of sorts standing between us and the city of Gazah. I was gladdened by the reports that Sargon’s armies had quit this region, for no matter how well I had trained my soldiers, … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: Shesut, daughter of the Gods


Shesut, Daughter of the Gods “Oh, good shot!” Ikaron shouted. My arrow had taken down the deer they called the gazelle from a hundred paces. Hotep, our Egyptian master, laughed and clapped his hands together. “Good, good, Achaeans!” His knowledge … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: The Land of the Pyramids


The Land of the Pyramids At first I didn’t know what I was looking at. Three perfect, pure-white mountains, each with a shining star at its top. The sun’s binding rays reflected off the stars and the light beamed in … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: To Kanaa with Abraham–Slaves of the Pharaoh


To Kanaa with Abraham..pursued by Akkadians..escape down the Jordan River…Jericho…Captured again…slaves of the Pharaoh Lahalit, riding with the troop of Ninlil-Upishtim, looked back over her shoulder as they reached the low pass over the ridge. Behind lay the cliff-bound desert … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: The Prophet Abraham


Pelop and Lahalit flee north, Herakul goes to the Land of Perseus, Cold Mountains, The Prophet Abraham I looked at the priest. He was the one who had stood at the postern gate of Susa and asked me to spare … Continue reading

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Marlin the Archer: Escape from the wrath of Sargon


Pelop and Herakul, The wrath of Lipit-Sin, Lahalit and Pelop escape through the Garden of Eden, freedom in Elam I didn’t realize I had the big cut on my leg until I tried to get down into the street from … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: The High Priestess and the Slave King- Pelop takes the City of Susa


My tiredness was so overwhelming that I fell asleep on my cot at once upon returning to my tent. When I awoke, it was dark. I started up, for I had had been having a bad dream, in which I … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer, part 9: Slave of Sargon of Akkad


    There was no more talk of hiring on with the Akkadians as a mercenary. I was now, along with my foolish and deeply chagrined friend the great King of Tirana, Herakul, he who was blessed by the goddess and … Continue reading

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