This is the exciting first book in the Papayiannis series telling the origins of the romantic adventurer and hero, Artemis Papayiannis. The story begins in 1903 when the die was cast in Artie´s... More > life. Caught in the barn with the priest´s daughter he is sent away from his family. How he survives, his exploits in the Great War and his entanglement with Greek gangsters makes for a page-turning first novel with a beautiful twist at the end.< Less
This exciting sequel to the Astounding Adventures of Artemis Papayiannis follows the fortunes of the Papayiannis family into the next two decades as the Second Word War threatens to ruin their... More > beloved Greece and tear them apart.< Less
“It´s mine. It is my journal. It was written a long time ago, but it tells the story of a young man who was unjustly condemned and driven from his home, forced to leave his roots behind,... More > abandoned by his family. He was alone for many years and suffered every calamity. It is my story. My confession. I want you to have it.”
He handed it to me like the sacrament, with a tear in his eye. He saw me as his successor and I was touched.
“You wrote all this?” I thumbed through about a hundred pages written in an elegant hand. The pages were aged and ripped, but it was legible. Here were the secrets of his amazing life. It was all in Greek, but I managed to read the first line:
“This is the true story of Artemis Papayiannis who did battle in the Great War and fought against the oppressors of Greece…”< Less