Sacred Games for $1.99 on Kindle

Sacred Games is a kindle monthly deal this month.  That means if you're a kindle reader then you can buy it for the grand total of $1.99.

If political shenanigans and a sports murder at the ancient Olympics are your thing then this is the book for you.

"Corby integrates the political intrigue of the day with fair-play plotting and welcome doses of humor.  Fans of Steven Saylor's Gordianus novels will be enthralled."

—Publishers Weekly, starred review


DLM said...

Well, there is MY first new book of 2015! Thank you for the link - I'll be sharing this. :)

Gary Corby said...

Many thanks!

These special deal thingies by the way are worked out by the publisher and the retailer.

So this situation is very much a strike while the iron is hot while Soho, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble are feeling generous!

DLM said...

I shared it, and the one comment on that post so far is that one of my pals already had this in hard copy. Real books are by far my favorite, but if I got them all that way my house would be down to about 150 square feet. :) Perhaps as long as there is a comfy reading chair and a lamp, that doesn't matter?

Gary Corby said...

My greetings to your pal! And thanks for passing on.

I'm totally with you on the lack of space problem. You should see (or rather, not be able to see) the free space in my office.

Unknown said...

Color me fascinated! I am on my way to Amazon's Kindle page now.

BTW, I hope you will stop by my new blog, especially as I am soliciting reading recommendations from distinguished guests -- that would include you.

Unknown said...

Hi Gary - this was the first book that I read of yours and I loved it. I went back and read the others. Even reading them out of order still loved them.

I majored in Latin and minored in Ancient Greek and archaeology. By the way,I smiled as I read your discussion on the Oresteia. I had a similar argument with my college professor. He told me that my position was a result of my feminism and that the Greeks did not expect anything to be fair. But I am sticking by my thoughts. Although, sometimes I wonder if that is why humans created Gods: Life is not fair.

I absolutely love how you weave the history in the story while protecting the facts!!! and then you provide the actual history - even better!

One note that I would encourage you to add is about the use of the word: Corn. This word does not mean the same as we use it today. As I understand it, corn (Korn in Greek) referred to small kernels of grain (maybe wheat, barley, oat, etc). And that is why we call the current variation of maize 'corn'. One of those early visitors to the new world was classically trained in Greek, not surprisingly.

Anyway - I am looking forward to the next book! Please keep them coming.

Gary Corby said...

Hi Kim, good to meet you, and thank you for the kind words!

Yes, you're right, I probably should put in an explanation for corn next time I use it.

I did write a blog post about corn long ago. Here it is: