Book Description

The Eagle of Spinalonga by Nike Azoros

The Indie Book of the Day for 7th of May, 2015!

Genre: Literary, History

Nikos is twenty two years old, handsome, clever and just graduated law school when he finds out he has leprosy. He is sent into exile to Spinalonga, a rock island of Crete where there is no food, no electricity, no medical help, no supplies, nothing. He catches an eagle as a unique way to source food then, armed with his education and natural instincts he decides to create a life of dignity for the inhabitants of Spinalonga in the style of the city state system of Ancient Greece. Pavlos a thug criminal sent there by the state from prison does everything in his power to maintain chaos and terror so as to keep control of the island. World War 2 breaks out and the Nazis invade and inflict horrors upon the Greek people. Nikos and the people of Spinalonga outsmart the Nazis and play a major role in the resistance.

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 812 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 147768638X
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AWBXV8A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Nike Azoros was born in Australia to Greek parents. The struggle of growing up in a country that did not understand her culture at the time had a profound effect on her and her writing. Some children of immigrants chose to ignore their birth culture whereas Azoros chose to immerse herself in it. She believes that having a knowledge and confidence of where you came from, your origins, gives confidence to go where you must go, your life path. She studied journalism and creative writing. She lives in Australia and Greece.

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