Hooman: The Dawn of Civilization

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iUniverse, Oct 1, 2012 - Fiction - 360 pages
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At first, the people of Ariana were little more than nomads with a few tricks for continuing their survival. Eventually, however, they developed agriculture and began to settle down, advancing as a society. As they progressed from small farming communities into a thriving civilization, they evolved in other ways as well. They developed a military composed of professional soldiers and a written language to act as a medium for complex messages. In this predecessor of ancient Persia, three generations of rulers fostered this change, beginning with a man called Hooman.

Despite being a son of an influential family, Hooman started at the bottom and rose to greatness, advancing to the rank of general at a surprising rate. Even so, he is surprised to find himself crowned successor to the throne of Ariana. A man of genuine character and remarkable kindness, he seemed the best choice. But can he handle this much responsibility?

A young man, Hooman is only learning the ways of the world. He must navigate love, hate, tradition and deceit all within the boundaries of his culture. He must embrace tragedy and hold happiness at bay in order to become the man who can lead and protect a fledgling nation.

  

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
38
Chapter Three
51
Chapter Four
59
Chapter Five
69
Chapter Six
92
Chapter Seven
101
Chapter Eight
107
Chapter Seventeen
188
Chapter Eighteen
196
Chapter Nineteen
213
Chapter Twenty
227
Chapter Twenty One
236
Chapter Twenty Two
246
Chapter Twenty Three
255
Chapter Twenty Four
266

Chapter Nine
120
Chapter Ten
127
Chapter Eleven
142
Chapter Twelve
149
Chapter Thirteen
156
Chapter Fourteen
164
Chapter Fifteen
168
Chapter Sixteen
181
Chapter Twenty Five
272
Chapter Twenty Six
289
Chapter Twenty Seven
316
Epilogue
341
List of Characters
343
About the Author
345
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About the author (2012)

Fereidoun "Farley" Gharagozlou came to America from Tehran, Iran, when he was still a teenager. He has lived in the United States for over fifty years, where he has had success as a world-renowned architect. This is his first book.

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