Sam Barone


Born and raised in Queens, New York, Sam Barone graduated from Manhattan College with a BS degree. After a hitch in the Marine Corps, he entered the world of technology.

In 1999, after thirty years developing software in management, Sam retired from Western Union International, as VP of International Systems. He moved to Scottsdale Arizona, to take up his second career as a writer.

Seven years later, the author’s first Eskkar story, Dawn of Empire, was published in the USA and UK. It has since been released worldwide. Sam’s sixth book in the Eskkar saga, Clash of Empires, will be published in spring 2013.

History and reading have always been two of Sam’s favorite interests, and considers himself more of a storyteller than a writer. “I write stories that I would enjoy reading, and it’s a true blessing that others have found these tales interesting, informative, and entertaining.”

Sam and his wife Linda, and their two cats (Minga and Norton) enjoy life in beautiful Prescott Arizona.

Sam’s Award-winning books have been published in nine languages and he has over 180,000 readers. He receives correspondence from all over the world. Sam enjoys hearing from his readers, and invites them to visit

Where to find Sam Barone online

Where to buy in print


Eskkar & Trella: In The Beginning
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 207,560. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The many adventures describing how Eskkar the Barbarian reached the village of Orak and, in time and with his new slave, Trella, became a great leader of men. Trella's early misfortunes and the stroke of chance that brought her face-to-face with Eskkar. How that encounter changed them and their world forever.
Clash of Empires
You set the price! Words: 169,750. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Clash of Empires - the sixth novel in the Eskkar Saga, relates the final battle to preserve the young and growing empire of Akkad. Eskkar has to defeat a vastly superior enemy force determined to conquer Akkad. Surrounded by spies and treachery, Eskkar and his son, Sargon, will need every ally they can raise, as well as the luck of the battle gods if his family and empire are to survive.
Eskkar & Bracca: Rogue Warriors - 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,790. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Adventure » Action
In this escapade, Eskkar and Bracca have their horses stolen by a band of bandits, and have to flee for their lives. They decide to chase after the thieves, and discover that the brigands are far more cunning than the two companions expected. This time they will have to outthink and outfight the bandits just to stay alive.
Eskkar & Bracca - Rogue Warriors 1
Price: Free! Words: 21,520. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Adventure » Action
At the start of the Bronze Age, the first walled city, Akkad, arose in The Land Between the Rivers. But before the founding of Akkad, Eskkar, an outcast barbarian, would wander the land, struggling to stay alive. Accompanied by his friend, Bracca, they travel from one adventure to the next, almost always pursued by some angry group of villagers. Now they fight to save Eskkar's first love, Iltani.
Battle For Empire
You set the price! Words: 169,870. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Battle For Empire - Eskkar & Trella face new menaces to their growing empire – the return of the hostile steppes horsemen, and their rebellious son, Sargon, who threatens to destroy everything his parents have worked so hard to create. Although banished from his family, Sargon becomes the reluctant warrior who holds the key to Akkad’s salvation and his parents’ survival.

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action    adventure    ancient    barbarians    battles    bronze age    combat    historical    horses    love    love and war    military    raiders    romance    strategy    swordplay    tactics    warfare