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Votan

(1966)
(The first book in the Photinus series)
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In the second century AD, a Greek nobleman is travelling and living abroad in Germany while carrying on an affair with a military man's wife. When discovered, he takes an emergency business trip to save his life and packs amongst his belongings certain items that lead the people he encounters to think him a Norse God, a fortuitous point of view which he does little to dispel. Forced to keep up the pretence of being a god while staying one step ahead of his lover's jealous husband, Photinus must juggle the severity of his situation with the enjoyment of being a God.



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Paperback Editions

November 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: VOTAN.
Author(s): John James
ISBN: 0-553-17358-8 / 978-0-553-17358-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Votan
Author(s): John James
Publisher: Gateway
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