The Sword of Telemon

The Sword of Telemon

A young Achaean prince (from northern ancient Greece) is captured in a raid. His younger brother Orfeo, and a group of warriors are sent on a mission to look for him. Telemon, a legendary warrior, and Zurga, an elderly wanderer, are soon joined by Clarice, a girl who is a master of disguise. To their dismay they find that the kidnapped prince has been made a galley slave and that the maritime power of Thera plans to conquer the entire Mediterranean. Can they avert disaster?

Dr Murray Eiland Jr is a retired psychiatrist and a scholar of Oriental Carpets. Although he has traveled extensively for his avocation, he now lives in California with his wife. His son is an archaeologist. They now all enjoy fictional worlds.



This was an awesome story that I read in just a couple of sittings. The author really brought the setting to life and I felt like I was there! For a truly engaging story, I can’t recommend THE SWORD OF TELEMON highly enough!” by Arianna Bell-Richards

Adventure at it’s best. Telemon, Zurga and Clarice are all very dynamic and their skills and contrasts between each other really adds to the story. It’s a very well written coming of age story with a strong plot and some twists. The author is a wonderful world builder and did an amazing job laying out the perfect first book to build an epic sage out of. Really looking forward to more. Highly recommended!” by KittyAllen


About the Author


My name is Murray Eiland Jr. I was born in 1936 and attended UCLA, UC Berkeley and UCSF (MD, 1961). I worked at Napa State Hospital from 1965-2000, and then at Contra Costa County Mental Health Clinic from 2000-2011. I continue to work for the court as a forensic psychiatrist as well as consult. I am happy that I have helped many people.
In my free time I became interested in Oriental rugs. With my brother (who is still in the business) I opened a rug store. I wrote several books on oriental rugs, most recently with my son, who is an archaeologist. I have always been interested in ancient cultures, and during my travels to collect rugs I visited many areas of great antiquity. It was this experience which promoted me to write the Orfeo Saga. My foray into the private investigator genre was stimulated by my time in Los Angeles.




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