Note From the Author
The fact that you’re reading this means that we have created something at least slightly engaging, so thank you for being here.
The undertaking of this project has been extremely arduous and overwhelmingly rewarding. The insight I have acquired over the decade of working on this book has given me overwhelming respect for the individuals involved in the events surrounding 1821 and it is because of them that we are talking now.
So before the massive historical arguments begin, let’s start by remembering that it is because of those individuals that this project exists and our intention within the creation of Sons of Chaos was to honor those individuals.
And regarding the history presented in this book, let me quickly clarify… This is not a history lesson and the accuracy and lack thereof is not by mistake. Choices were made to tell a story in a manner that would engage an audience in the hopes that they would be interested enough to look further.
The subject of 1821 and the Greek War for Independence is extensive and after compiling a few thousands pages of research, defining how to best approach this undertaking was extremely challenging. The revolution was carried out for many years and the course of stabilization for decades.
The vast amount of stories and characters involved would require numerous volumes to tell all of them thoroughly, which led me to a meticulously thought out conclusion…
1. I am not a historian
2. I am not making a textbook
3. And there is far too much to tell in one book
And upon arduous deliberation and numerous migraines, I decided to take liberties to adjust certain facts in order to tell an engaging story. If you are a Greek Historian, you could spend years ripping apart what is and isn’t true, and I can only offer my earnest hope that you don’t waste too much of your time proving what we already know.
There are numerous ways reality has been altered for the sake of storytelling. For example, throughout the book we follow the life of Marcos Botsaris, however, Marcos Botsaris was not present in the Battle of Gravia. It was actually Odysseas Androutsos, and Odysseas had a much larger army than Marcos does in that battle. These are not mistakes or oversights, and whether you can see it as a story, as opposed to a historically factual moment to moment retelling, will define your level of enjoyment or lack thereof. For now, the story of Odysseas will be saved for a later part of the Sons of Chaos Saga, assuming our intentions to carry it forward are actualized.
That said, mostly… thank you for caring enough to read this and I hope you enjoy what a number of us have worked so hard to create.