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Royal Challenge, A Chess Odyssey: From King Solomon to Cyrus the Great… and Beyond



The birthplace of chess is shrouded in mystery. Some say India or China. Others attribute it to Persia or Greece. Another legend maintains that the game was created in the court of King Solomon about 3,000 years ago…

This charming, enthralling, and suspenseful story takes place in the ancient kingdom of Persia. The hero, an impoverished teenager named Bijan, is a horse trainer who helps a wise old traveler… and rediscovers the game of chess. Ultimately, King Cyrus is so impressed by the game that he rewards Bijan with any single request.

Join Bijan on his incredible journey — and watch his unique request take on a life of its own, ultimately altering the course of history. The ensuing events catapult both the king and the stable boy on an adventurous and bizarre global quest that is limited only by the reader’s imagination.

About the Author:

Born in Israel in 1948, Yitzhak Salomon is a veteran of two wars. Early on in life, he discovered that he would rather hold a pen than a gun. This revelation opened the door to a prolific writing career encompassing history, philosophy, satire, and spirituality. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Additional Information

In Store Item # BFELD2292
MSRP $15.99
Author Yitzhak Salomon
Language English
Format Hardcover
Pages 134
ISBN-13 978-1-937887-62-9
ISBN-10 1937887626
Publisher Mosaica Press
Published Jan 14, 2016
Product Dimensions 6" x 9"

Royal Challenge, A Chess Odyssey: From King Solomon to Cyrus the Great… and Beyond

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