On 30 November 2011, on the Eve of Azargan, the Iranian Festival of Fire, a launch event and signing will take place at the London Review Bookshop on 30th November to coincide with Azargan, the Iranian festival of fire.
Date: 30 November 2011
Time: 7:00–8:30 PM
Place: London Review Bookshop,14-16 Bury Place, WC1A 2JL, London, United Kingdom
Alex Jovy, the author will be present for signing and the even is open to public. He says about his book: The Iranians regard him as” their Father”, the Babylonians as “the liberator”, the Jews as ” The Anointed of the Lord” and the Greeks called him “The Law Giver”, I call him CYRUS.
- An intense novel of action, passion, tragedy and inspiration.
- Historically fascinating: Cyrus’s Persia was ahead of its time, cultured and exemplified by religious tolerance, yet he was a ruthless conqueror and leader.
- Superbly written with wonderful pace and a detailed sense of place and time.
I am Cyrus is a powerful, intensely vivid and beautifully-written novel which dramatises the life, conquests and passions of Cyrus the Great, the heroic leader of the world’s first great empire: the Persian Empire.
Cyrus was a magnificent leader whose passion won the hearts of his subjects and of two extraordinary women – the beautiful warrior Roshan and the exquisite Cassadane. Cyrus’s vision, extraordinarily ahead of its time, of a society of religious tolerance inspired the foundation of his fabulous empire, yet he was ruthless in his conquests, including Ancient Lydia and the fabled city of Babylon – the richest city in the world.
About the author
Alexander Jovy is a highly sought-after film director. Alex has directed over 40 television commercials as well as award-winning short and feature films. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his very first film ‘Holiday Romance.’ His feature film ‘Sorted’ enjoyed worldwide success and in 2002 Channel 4 made a prime-time television series featuring him called ‘Movie Virgins’.