The Battle of Fennel Bay: Myths and More Myths

Fictional battle of Fennel Bay is based on actual and mythical battle of Marathon…

Nicholas C. Rossis

Pearseus: Endgame | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Click to open on Amazon

Pearseus: Endgame, the nail-biting (if I do say so myself) conclusion to the Pearseus series, ends not with a whimper, but with a bang. With quite a lot of bangs, in fact, the greatest of which occur during the Battle of Fennel Bay. This is not-so-loosely based on the Battle of Marathon Bay; indeed, fennel is the English name for maratho, the Greek name for the herb that has given its name to Marathon Bay.

As I’ve often said in the past, Marathon Bay is a mere 15-20′ from where I live, so I grew up with the story of the 10,000 Athenians who stood up against an army of 80,000 and yet prevailed – a battle that saved democracy and is considered by many historians to be the cornerstone of Western civilization. Every now and then, my family would…

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