Sea Scribe is a delight, full of intrigue that will keep you turning the pages! I could not put this book down! Telbat has done it again! Telbat, taking the reader from the South Pacific to the Greek Isles, from the depths of the ocean to the cone of an unstable volcano. Nathan Isaacson—presumed dead by fel A wildlife photographer drowning in sorrow and guilt is challenged to begin to live again The Commission of Inte Telbat's Christian fiction adventures and suspense.
You learn that C. Series by D. Telbat, we jump into an intense scene where things are not as they seem for Memphis as he is unknowingly tested. And then we meet protagonist Corban Dowler. It is an Zeus forbids you to fight for Achaea's armies! Quote "I cannot let us battle the Father any longer, Not for mortal men Men - let one of them die, another live However their luck may run, Let Zeus decide.
Quote "That's no lie, old man - a full account you give Of all my acts of madness. Mad, blind I was! Quote "Let him submit to me! Only the god of death Is so relentless, Death submits to no one - So mortals hate him most of all the gods. Quote "the very gates of death, who says one thing but hides another in his heart. Quote "Two fates bear me on to the day of death. If I hold out here and I lay siege to Troy My journey home is gone, but my glory never dies.
If I voyage back to the fatherland I love, My pride, my glory dies True, but the life that's left me will be long, The stroke of death will not come on me quickly.
Quote "Athena winged a heron close to their path And veering right. Neither man could see it Scanning the night sky, they only heard its cry. Quote "Hector bore his round shield in the forefront, blazing out Like the Dog Star through the clouds, all withering fire Then plunging back into the cloud - rack massed and dark -" Book 11, lines Quote "sharp pain came bursting in on Atrides' strength Spear - sharp as the labor-pangs that pierce a woman, Agonies brought on by the harsh birthing spirits, Hera's daughters who hold the stabbing power of birth - So sharp the throes that burst on Atrides' strength.
Quote "two wild boars Quote "You scratch my foot and you're vaunting all the same - But who cares? A woman or an idiot boy could wound me so. So such was I In the ranks of men This Achilles He'll reap the rewards of that great courage of his Alone, I tell you - weep his heart out far too late When are troops are dead and gone. Quote "For suddenly, just as the men tried to cross, A fatal bird sign flashed before their eyes, An eagle clutching a monstrous bloody serpent in both talons, Still alive, still struggling - it had not lost its fight, Writhing back to strike it fanged the chest of its captor Right beside the throat - and agonized by the bites The eagle flung it away to earth, dashed it down Amidst the milling fighters, loosed a shriek And the bird veered off along the gusting wind.
Quote "No, no put our trust in the will of mighty Zeus, King of the deathless gods and men who die. Bird signs! Fight for your country - that is the best, the only omen!
Here were the best picked men Detached in squads to stand the Trojan charge And shining Hector, a wall of them bulked together Spear-by-spear, shield-by-shield, the rims overlapping, Buckler-to-buckler, helm-to-helm, man-to-man massed tight And the horsehair crests on glittering helmet horns brushed As they tossed their heads, the battalions bulked so dense Shoulder-to-shoulder close, and the spears they shook In daring hands packed into jagged lines of battle Single minded fighters facing straight ahead, Achaeans primed for combat.
Quote "he stood his ground like a wild mountain boar, Trusting his strength, standing up to a rout of men That scream and swoop against him off in a lonely copse, The ridge of his back bristling, his eyes flashing fire, He grinds his teeth, champing to beat back dogs and men.
Quote "Not so loud the breakers bellowing out against the shore, Driven in from the open sea by the North Wind's brutal blast, Not so load the roar of fire whipped to a crackling blaze Rampaging into a mountain gorge raging up through timber Not so loud the gale that howls in the leafy crowns of oaks when it hits its pitch of fury tearing branches down - Nothing so loud as cries of Trojans, cries of Achaeans, Terrible war cries, armies storming against each other.
Quote "So now, I tell you, drop this anger for your son. By now some fighter better than he, a stronger hand Has gone down in his own blood, or soon will go. It is no small labor to rescue all mankind, Every mother's son.
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Quote "Look - a genuine miracle right before my eyes! Hector's escaped again, he's risen from the dead! And just as each of us hoped with all his heart He'd dropped and died at the hands of giant Ajax. But again some god swoops down and saves this Hector - And hasn't he wiped out enough of us already? Now he'll make more slaughter, well I know.
He'd never be at the front, smashing our lines Unless Old Thunder, Zeus, had put him on his feet. Quote "So fight by the ships, all together. And that comrade Who meets his death and destiny, speared or stabbed, Let him die!
He dies fighting for fatherland - No dishonor there! He'll leave behind him wife and sons unscathed, His house and estate unharmed- once these Argives Sail for home, the fatherland they love. Quote "Like a girl, a baby running after her mother, Begging to be picked up, and she tugs her skirts, Holding her back as she tries to hurry off - all tears, fawning up at her she takes her in her arms Quote "tight as a mason packs a good stone wall, That fights the ripping winds - crammed so close The crested helmets, the war-shields bulging, jutting Buckler-to-buckler, helm-to-helm, man-to-man massed tight And the horsehair crests on glittering helmet horns brushed as they tossed their head the battalions bulked so dense.
Quote "Patroclus, Prince, go back! It is not the will of fate That the proud Trojans' citadel fall before your spear, Not even before Achilles - far greater man than you!
The Iliad Quotes
Quote "Hector! Now is your time to glory to the skies Now the victory is yours. A gift of the Son of Cronus, Zeus - Apollo too - They brought me down with all their deathless ease, They are the ones who tore the armor off my back. Even if twenty Hectors had charges against me They'd all have died here, laid low by my spear.
No, deadly fate in league with Apollo killed me, From the ranks of men, Euphorbus. You came third, And all you could do was finish off my life One more thing - take it to heart, I urge you - You too won't live long yourself, I swear. Quote "charging in as a heavy surf roars in against the rip at a river's mouth.
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Quote "So on they fought like a swirl of living fire - You could not say if the sun and moon still stood secure, So dense the battle-haze that engulfed the brave Who stood their ground to defend Patroclus' body. Quote "No more, Polydamas! Your pleading repels me now. You say go back again - be crammed inside the city. Aren't you sick of being caged inside those walls? Ulysses led the brave Cephallenians, who held Ithaca, Neritum with its forests, Crocylea, rugged Aegilips, Samos and Zacynthus, with the mainland also that was over against the islands.
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These were led by Ulysses, peer of Jove in counsel, and with him there came twelve ships. Thoas, son of Andraemon, commanded the Aetolians, who dwelt in Pleuron, Olenus, Pylene, Chalcis by the sea, and rocky Calydon, for the great king Oeneus had now no sons living, and was himself dead, as was also golden-haired Meleager, who had been set over the Aetolians to be their king.
And with Thoas there came forty ships. The famous spearsman Idomeneus led the Cretans, who held Cnossus, and the well-walled city of Gortys; Lyctus also, Miletus and Lycastus that lies upon the chalk; the populous towns of Phaestus and Rhytium, with the other peoples that dwelt in the hundred cities of Crete. All these were led by Idomeneus, and by Meriones, peer of murderous Mars.
And with these there came eighty ships. Tlepolemus, son of Hercules, a man both brave and large of stature, brought nine ships of lordly warriors from Rhodes. These dwelt in Rhodes which is divided among the three cities of Lindus, Ielysus, and Cameirus, that lies upon the chalk. These were commanded by Tlepolemus, son of Hercules by Astyochea, whom he had carried off from Ephyra, on the river Selleis, after sacking many cities of valiant warriors.
When Tlepolemus grew up, he killed his father's uncle Licymnius, who had been a famous warrior in his time, but was then grown old. On this he built himself a fleet, gathered a great following, and fled beyond the sea, for he was menaced by the other sons and grandsons of Hercules. After a voyage.
And Nireus brought three ships from Syme- Nireus, who was the handsomest man that came up under Ilius of all the Danaans after the son of Peleus- but he was a man of no substance, and had but a small following. And those that held Nisyrus, Crapathus, and Casus, with Cos, the city of Eurypylus, and the Calydnian islands, these were commanded by Pheidippus and Antiphus, two sons of King Thessalus the son of Hercules. And with them there came thirty ships.
Those again who held Pelasgic Argos, Alos, Alope, and Trachis; and those of Phthia and Hellas the land of fair women, who were called Myrmidons, Hellenes, and Achaeans; these had fifty ships, over which Achilles was in command. But they now took no part in the war, inasmuch as there was no one to marshal them; for Achilles stayed by his ships, furious about the loss of the girl Briseis, whom he had taken from Lyrnessus at his own great peril, when he had sacked Lyrnessus and Thebe, and had overthrown Mynes and Epistrophus, sons of king Evenor, son of Selepus.
For her sake Achilles was still grieving, but ere long he was again to join them. And those that held Phylace and the flowery meadows of Pyrasus, sanctuary of Ceres; Iton, the mother of sheep; Antrum upon the sea, and Pteleum that lies upon the grass lands. Of these brave Protesilaus had been captain while he was yet alive, but he was now lying under the earth. He had left a wife behind him in Phylace to tear her cheeks in sorrow, and his house was only half finished, for he was slain by a Dardanian warrior while leaping foremost of the Achaeans upon the soil of Troy.
Still, though his people mourned their chieftain, they were not without a leader, for Podarces, of the race of Mars, marshalled them; he was son of Iphiclus, rich in sheep, who was the son of Phylacus, and he was own brother to Protesilaus, only younger, Protesilaus being at once the elder and the more valiant. So the people were not without a leader, though they mourned him whom they had lost.
And those that held Pherae by the Boebean lake, with Boebe, Glaphyrae, and the populous city of Iolcus, these with their eleven ships were led by Eumelus, son of Admetus, whom Alcestis bore to him, loveliest of the daughters of Pelias. And those that held Methone and Thaumacia, with Meliboea and rugged Olizon, these were led by the skilful archer Philoctetes, and they had seven ships, each with fifty oarsmen all of them good archers; but Philoctetes was lying in great pain in the Island of Lemnos, where the sons of the Achaeans left him, for he had been bitten by a poisonous water snake.
There he lay sick and sorry, and full soon did the Argives come to miss him. But his people, though they felt his loss were not leaderless, for Medon, the bastard son of Oileus by Rhene, set them in array.