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07/15/11

Introducing "Arash the Archer" Children's Novel

Arash is a twelve-year-old boy who lives in the city of Ray in ancient Persia. His dream is to shoot an arrow all the way to the Oxus River and mark the border between the rival empires of Persia and Tooran. He believes that Simorgh the Queen of Birds has given him a message in the form of a riddle that will help him achieve his dream. He is unaware that a Deev, a servant of Ahriman the Devil, is plotting against him.


Arash the Archer by Shahriar Bourbour

This book is inspired by the ancient story of Arash the Swift Arrow who with a single shot sent an arrow all the way to the Oxus River and marked the border between Persia and her rival empire of Tooran. The story introduces several other characters of Persian mythology including King Hooshang, Simorgh, Zahak, Ahriman and his Deevs, as well as the Zoroastrian philosophy of the constant battle between Good and Evil, to an audience of 8 to 12 year olds.

Children with or without Persian heritage, might be more attracted to the mystery and intrigue in which the heroes are children their own age.

The book is available on amazon.

Readers may also enjoy visiting the companion web site www.arashthearcher.net for more information, and to download line drawings from the book for children to color.

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