Dr. Ian Crouch's Multiple Award Winning "A Pyrrhic Victory" Brings History to Life in New Work of 'Faction'

Shortly after the death of Alexander the Great lived a young king, Pyrrhus of Epirus. As two armies prepare for battle in the year 301 BC, Pyrrhus enters the world stage to make his mark on history; he is later described by Hannibal as the finest commander the world has seen, after Alexander.

  • Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on PinterestEmail a friend

Ian Crouch's "A Pyrrhic Victory: Volume I, The Shaping of Destiny"

Hannibal's commendation (of Pyrrhus, the central character), together with the Gold Medal in Historical Fiction makes a convincing case for a remarkable protagonist and an accomplished author.

(PRWEB) March 03, 2014

A Pyrrhic Victory refers to a win that comes at such a high cost that it may well destroy the victor. Though based on fact, history buff Dr. Ian Crouch has written a book filled with narrative that dramatically makes this period come alive.

"A Pyrrhic Victory, Volume 1, The Shaping of Destiny" has been winning awards since it was first published. The book was a finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards in the category of Faction (fiction based on fact). It also won the 2012 NABE Pinnacle Award in Historical Fiction, and the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Gold Medal in Historical Fiction – Military/War category.

“Hannibal's commendation (of Pyrrhus, the central character), together with the Gold Medal in Historical Fiction makes a convincing case for a remarkable protagonist and an accomplished author.” – Recommended by The US Review of Books

“Writing with great style, Dr. Crouch brings this ancient age to life once more, maintaining an expert balance between historical accuracy and creative imagination. The book takes up the story of the gallant Pyrrhus: the most worthy of all the successors to Alexander the Great, he is the vivid central character who guides us through his world. Dr. Crouch succeeds splendidly in conveying a compelling interpretation of the lives and loves, the achievements and aspirations, of great men in a great age.” – Dr. Eoghan Maloney, lecturer in ancient history at the University of Adelaide

Watch the video book trailer at: http://youtu.be/012IopWxXlw

A PYRRHIC VICTORY: VOLUME I, THE SHAPING OF DESTINY (e-Book and Kindle ISBN: 978-1-61204-116-2) is available for $9.99 at http://epubco.com/shop/products/a-pyrrhic-victory/ or at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and in multi-formats for other e-Readers through numerous vendors online.

The soft cover version (ISBN: 978-1-60911-914-0, $19.50) can also be ordered through the publisher’s website:
http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/APyrrhicVictory-VolumeI-TheShapingOfDestiny.html or at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)aeg-online-store(dot)com.

About the Author: Dr. Ian Crouch, M.D., lives in Adelaide, South Australia. Since his early days in medical school, his abiding interest has been Greek and Roman history. He is currently writing the second volume of A Pyrrhic Victory: Volume II, Destiny Unfolds.
Author website: http://TheShapingofDestiny.com

Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co, LLC


Follow us on: Contact's Facebook Contact's Twitter