A stunning novel that brings to life the enthralling world of Cyrus the Great, the founder of
I am Cyrus is a powerful, intensely vivid and beautifully written novel , which dramatises the life, conquests and passions of Cyrus the Great, the heroic leader of the world’s first great empire: the Persian Empire.
Cyrus was a magnificent leader, whose passion won the hearts of his subjects and of two
extraordinary women – the beautiful warrior Roshan and the exquisite Cassadane. The author weaves into his story a cast of wonderfully alive and three-dimensional characters.
I am Cyrus brings history alive as few other novels do, and is full of action, passion, comedy, tragedy and inspiration. The reader is transported to the world of ancient Persia (modern-day Iran); its sights, smells, food and drink, deserts and wildernesses, palaces and bustling streets, and of course people.
Cyrus's vision, extraordinarily ahead of its time, of a society of religious tolerance inspired the
foundation of his fabulous empire, yet he was ruthless in his conquests, including Ancient Lydia and the fabled city of Babylon – the richest city in the world. The book’s theme, that true co-operation between people can only be achieved through tolerance, is profoundly relevant to our own times.
Alexander Jovy is a highly sought-after film director. Alex has directed over 40 television commercials as well as award-winning short and feature films. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his very first film ‘Holiday Romance’. His feature film ‘Sorted’ enjoyed worldwide success and in 2002 Channel 4 made a prime-time television series featuring him, called Movie Virgins. I am Cyrus is his first novel.