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  • Paperback: 658 pages
  • Publisher: Eskkar Enterprises (1 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615511759
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615511757
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 4.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 396,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born and raised in New York, Sam Barone attended Manhattan College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1965, with a major in Psychology. After a hitch in the Marine Corps, he became a software developer and manager. After spending nearly 30 years in the software development game, he retired in 1999 to start working on his second career: writing. Sam Barone is the author of Dawn of Empire and Empire Rising.

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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.

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) have recently moved and enjoy a quieter life in Prescott Arizona. His books have been published in nine languages, and he receives correspondence from all over the world. Sam enjoys hearing from his readers, and invites them to visit www.sambarone.com.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. B. Cluer on 12 Mar. 2012
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I have read all the Esskar books. This one is no different from the rest of them, well researched, well written and very exciting,

Sam is a Storyteller. He takes real history and inserts his characters in it, If you like Conn Iggulden, Simon Scarrow and Bernard Cornwell, read the Esskar series. My only "beef" is I could not put it down!!!.

Hurry up Sam and give us more please! No resting on laurels allowed!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Miss C. Mayer on 25 Mar. 2012
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I normally don't read this type of Genre but I picked up Dawn Of Empire and was totally engrossed from the first page, as a result of this I was really looking forward to reading 'Eskkar & Trella - The Beginning' so much so that I kept harassing poor Sam through e-mail to find out when it was available on Kindle! Bless him he always replied and thanked me for taking time to read his books!

What can I say about this book? Well I loved it, easy to read and well written, I couldn't put it down! I really felt for him everytime he had his coins or horse stolen from him! I was on all his journey's with him and I stood beside him in every battle he fought!

Well done Sam, you didn't disappoint!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lesleyjolley on 25 Mar. 2012
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Historical fiction at its very best. Sam knows how to tell a story and make you believe you are watching from the sidelines at every turn.
I felt I was part of the lives of every character. I travelled the hills and valleys, towns and rivers, and slept in mud huts and inns, all to remain at Eskkars side, to make him take me with him wherever his next battle for survival would be, wherever he could turn a hand to raise a coin for food, ale and women!
My first thought was that having read of the later lives of Eskkar and Trella, this story would simply be a recap, or that it be out of sync with the other books as, in effect, it is a prequel, and prequels rarely work once you are familiar with the characters. Not so in this exciting story of wealth and hardship, joy and sadness, fear, hunger and greed.
A brilliant, gritty, and at times, lighthearted read that kept me up long in to the night!
Can't wait for the next instalment.

Thanks Sam.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Harvey on 26 July 2012
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Well its okay. Its nowhere near as good as the other three novels (all of which I've read and enjoyed) but is that just because it's a "prequel" and thus can't be?

Well maybe. It's a harmless undemanding read being really a collection of short stories none of which really relate to each other and tell us nothing that we didn't know before.

So Eskkar is a barbarian and learned everything the hard way? Well so what we new that anyway. The stories themselves are vaguely interesting but given the unavoidable fact that you know there's another three books to go, there isn't much doubt that he's going to survive.

One reviewer said "well researched". Umm, well bows have a long range, bronze swords are better than copper and food is scarce. Oh, and horses are worth more than people for the most part.

Don't get mw wrong I read all of the book in the garden in the sun and passed time pleasently, but this isn't as gripping, at all, as any of the other books.

The title is interesting as Trella appears on page 550 or thereabouts of a 600+ page paperbook. Maybe it should be "Eskkar WITH Trella"? I'm glad this was a present and I hadn't parted with my own money but it did one thing. It made me go and search for the other books to re-read them.

And one little criticism. I know Mr Barone is American and I know the ancients didn't speak the queen's English but words like "gotten" in speech could surely be circumvented?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JP on 21 May 2012
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Sam Barone's Eskkar saga rolls on with a fantastic collection of stories telling just what Eskkar (and Trella) got up to before the series started - it's fair to say Eskkar's had an action packed life by the end of the book! It's a fantastic read - the fact the stories are shorter than full books does nothing to detract from Sam's expert storytelling and you really get caught up in what's going on, even though events only take pages instead of chapters to unfold.

Definitely worth a read to see how Eskkar and Trella became who they are - then go read what they did next in all the other books!
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By mazzer321 on 12 Feb. 2013
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It took a bit of getting used to at first, because he was meeting people and having an adventure, and then the next page was "Two years later" with no mention of what happened to them. This happened a lot, but I learned to live with it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and went to buy all the others, but was gutted when they were not available on Kindle. I've sent a kindle request and hopefully someone will sort it out before I forget what happened in this book!
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I know that Prequels tend to cover ground that has been covered before and it must be hard for an author to come up with more original tales, without turning the book into a set of short stories,
Although Sam Barone did not quite accomplish it here, it was still a good read and explained a bit more of the past of Eskkar & Trella with the emphasis on Eskkar.
All in all a very enjoyable read.
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