And God Requireth That Which Is Past. The Invincible Empire

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Two bright young faces: Mzysia, the spirited daughter of the Svan chief and Kshayarsha, the fierce heir to the Persian throne; water and fire, how can these two elements possibly become one? The first installment of the series "And God Requireth that which is Past" tells the beginning of these two rebels amidst court intrigues, bloody wars, and dizzying adventures. More
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About Tsira Gelen

Hi! My real name is Tsira Gelenava-Volobueva, and I am from Georgia, a country located right where the East meets the West. I completed five years at the Tbilisi State University with honors and became a Philologist. I taught language arts at the Technical University of Georgia for ten years and then worked at the Faculty of Russian History at the Tbilisi State University for a year. Later I found myself interested in the field of law and started my employment at a private Law firm. The next ten years of my life I spent in America, working in the field of design, though I had never forgotten my true passion for literature and history. "And God requireth that which is past" was thought out and mostly written during that period of time. In 2009 I returned to my motherland, and continue to live here to this day. During the last years, at different times, I have worked as a teacher at the Academy of World Languages, as an Ambassador’s personal referent and Head of the Chancellery at the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia, and as a freelance tutor and translator for various organizations.Now, at this stage of my life, I think I'm finally ready to release my more than a decade-long literary work into the world for you, my dear reader. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

About the Series: And God Requireth That Which is Past
And God Requireth That Which is Past broaches many controversial historical events during the Achaemenid Persian Empire. Although strongly based on academic sources, the narrative is still written in an entertaining, almost sensual manner. The romantic relationship of the two main characters, Mzysia, the spirited daughter of the Svan chief, and Kshayarsha, the fierce ruler of the Empire, is used as the foremost fabula of the novel to bring up the other, perhaps more vital issues of any time, such as: undying love, true friendship, dizzying adventures, distant travels, palace intrigues, dirty politics, bloody wars, early religions, origins of different philosophical trends, sex, homosexuality, the position of women in ancient societies and many other deeply motivating and actual matters that are more than presented in this work. This project is huge. It features 50 main and 400 secondary characters, all of them thoroughly researched. Geographically it covers the whole then existing world. The story starts in 503 BCE in the middle of Darius I reign, continues through Xerxes I entire time in power and ends in the fifth year of Artaxerxes I sovereignty in 460 BCE.

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Review by: Ika Bubashvili on May 21, 2018 :
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