The original hardcover version of this tale of a young boy separated from his family and the love of his life by an unjust court. Artemis Papayiannis must overcome personal trials and social... More > disruption before he can win back his dream. This is the original first edition, blue cover.< Less
All he wanted was justice. Even that was too much to ask.
“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... More > and driven from his home, forced to leave his roots behind, 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…”
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This is the exciting first book in the Papayiannis series, in a stunning high quality hardcover format, telling the origins of the romantic adventurer and hero, Artemis Papayiannis. The story begins... More > in 1903 when caught in the barn with the priest´s daughter Artie 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 surprising twist at the end.< Less
A beautiful hardback edition that is a joy to own. This is the second part of the Papayiannis saga telling the story of the family destined to be at the centre of world events. Artemis Papayiannis is... More > now in his middle years and has to confront his greatest challenge yet. Greeks and Jews combine forces to stall Hitler´s gruesome plans to consolidate the Middle East and stall the Soviet advance. Meanwhile, Artemis´ beautiful daughter Olympia has romance on her mind, but getting involved with Vasili, son of gangster Alexi Antoniou, does not turn out the way she hoped. Events lead her into the heart of the Nazi solution, and she must find the strength and character to overcome.< Less
This is the third instalment of the Papayiannis adventure which spans a century, a time of uncertainty and fear in the face of persecution from the Antonious. The Antonious have graduated to... More > international crime levels. No one can stop them except a young man called Yuri Aristopoulos, grandson of the famous freedom fighter Artie Papayiannis. But can Yuri find the courage needed to stand up once and for all to the psychopaths who have made life for his family a misery?< 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
The third instalment of the Papayiannis saga sees Artie´s grandson, Yuri Aristopoulos, picking up the mantle of hero and standing up to the threat from the Antonious. Now international in their... More > operations, the gangster family seem untouchable. But Yuri has other ideas.< Less