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December 29, 2012

City of the Mirage

The City of the Mirage (Books to Go Now) by Jerome Brooke is now on Amazon.

The Divine Astarte is one of the last of her race. Her people sailed to the stars long ago, and seeded many worlds with life. She rules a vast empire of the stars. She calls the Warrior to fight at her side.

Astarte is served by a legion of shield maidens, cruel warriors feared by all. They view men as weak, and commit many atrocities. Captives are impaled or enslaved. The lucky become camp followers.




Her Royal Majesty, Jira, Princess of Nan


Jira was born in Nan, in the rugged Highlands far to the north of Bangkok.

The Teak House of the King of Nan

Nan is an ancient Kingdom, and still has its royal family. Many of its people have a few drops of the old royal blood. The kings and magnates had many wives and concubines - over the centuries.

Even now, Nan is remote and hard to reach. The people until recently took their laundry to the banks of the River Nan.

The fields along the River Nan are rich and bountiful


Only recently was it incorporated as a province of Thailand. Jerome and his two ladies were recently on vacation in Nan. The sober Siamese were willing to kindly tolerate the whimsies of a poet and dreamer - one who is clearly a little mad. A dear friend, Kathy, escorted us to the fine museum and art gallery of the town.


Jirachaya, beloved by her future subjects, reigns supreme in the remote region. She has been crowned as Miss Superstar 2011. The beauty of Eurasian girls is much admired in the Kingdom.


October is the time of the Dragon Boat races in Nan. The long boats may be seen on the River Nan. Nan has a dark history of war.


The River Nan flows - the River Gods oblivious to the wars and travails of the Siamese and the men of the West




The King of Pagan (Burma) carried off the people of Nan into slavery long ago.


Remote - the lost kingdom remains as it ever was

lost in the hills and unknown to the world.


In the remote regions the Hill Tribes eke out a living. The children have little chance of an education or escape. The Siamese view them with disdain - as they do much of the rest of the world!




October 2012


Jerome Brooke lives in the Kingdom of Siam. He is the consort of Jira, Princess of the lost Kingdom of Nan. He has written The City of the Mirage (Books to Go Now) and many other books.









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