Canadian author W. Ruth Kozak published her debut work “Shadow Of The Lion (Vol 1): Blood On The Moon” earlier this year. The Greek history based book was presented at a successful book reception in Athens, Greece, while the author won a Canadian literary ‘Empowered Writer’ Award at the Opening Gala of the 4th World Poetry Canadian International Peace Festival. Kozak will be presenting her book at the Hellenic Community Center in Vancouver on January 14, 2015, in the presence of famous Greek poet Manolis Aligizakis.
Ilias Kremmydas who has been the Consul General of Greece in Vancouver since November 2012 will host the launching event.
The book is the first in an epic story series set in ancient Greece after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, exploring the aftermath of the great leader’s death with a backdrop of political intrigue, ruthless ambition, greed and the quest for power. It follows the journey of the newly appointed joint-kings Alexander’s half-brother Philip Arridaios and his infant son Iskander (Alexander IV).
In order to write the book, Kozak had to do extensive research in Greece with the support of various Greek scholars, the Greek Culture Ministry, the Society of Macedonian Studies in Thessaloniki, the Finnish Institute in Athens, the Norwegian Institute of Athens, Gennadius Library and the British Library.