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Geode Press LLC is a publishing company focusing on exciting and inspiring novels of historical fiction. Zenobia Book Series is the Premier Series about the dynamic desert girl who rose from obscurity to challenge the Roman Empire for supremacy of her world.

Zenobia – Challenging a Legend is now available! BUY NOW
Visit Zenobiabookseries.com for all the news on the NEW Zenobia Book!

February 1, 2016 2:32pm

Dec 2015 Jan 2016 793Zenobia Book Series crew recently cruised the Caribbean Sea on the Caribbean Princess

We took a little vacation but the Zenobia crew was still hard at work. Russ continued writing book 3 in the Zenobia Book Series. While Jason and I talked to readers about Zenobia. We even gave out copies of both books to the Princess bookclub readers. We hope to make some new Zenobia Fans and would love to hear what they think of Zenobia and her incredible story.

Here’s a recent review from the Historical Novel Society

“Russ Wallace continues his series of the adventures of the youth of the woman who will go on to become the famous Queen of Palmyra who leads a revolt against the Romans in the third century AD.

The first book in the series, The Birth of a Legend climaxes with our young heroine triumphing at a world-famous horse race in Alexandria, and this next volume hits the ground running, plunging Zenobia into one adventure after another, all narrated by Wallace with enormous spirit and a very sharp ear for dialogue.

This second novel is fuller and more pleasingly complex than the first, bursting with engaging secondary characters and the believable deepening of Zenobia’s personality.

I very much look forward to further novels in this series.” -


For more reviews visit www.zenobiabookseries.com

48-Hour FLASH SALE on both books in the ZENOBIA BOOK SERIES

January 4, 2016 8:00pm





Book one and Book two in the Zenobia Book Series for only $10 each


 Monday January 4th @12pm PST -Wednesday January 6th @12pm PST

Zenobia – Challenging a Legend book tour

November 19, 2015 8:29pm


In the Zenobia Book Series you’ll learn about the Warrior Queen who conquered Egypt and Challenged Rome. In book two, Zenobia – Challenging a Legend we find out what motivates her into action.

We have all kinds of exciting things happening for the release of Zenobia – Challenging a Legend.

First, a special promotion is available on our websites www.zenobiabookseries.com and www.geodepress.com.

Lots of FREE BOOK giveaways happening all month:

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour Nov 14th- 30th: hfvirtualbooktours.com/zenobiablogtour/

Loving the Book Tour Event November 15th – November 21st at: www.facebook.com/events/155500011468314/

Another way to win a FREE copy of book two is enter the GoodReads giveaway


Zenobia – Challenging a Legend, Book Launch party!

November 5, 2015 1:57am

Nov 14th book launch

Official launch party for the release of Zenobia – Challenging a Legend is happening on Nov 14th at 6pm. Lots of great prizes and giveaways!


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Join our Book Tour Event happening November 15th – November 21st at


 *If you wish to review an ARC of book two and want to participate in the Book tour event please visit the following link:


Join the Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour Nov 14th- 30th at:


“Zenobia will never fall.” Ancient Tadmor, modern day Palmyra, Syria is being threatened.

May 27, 2015 9:32pm

I enjoy pictures and learning about Tadmor (modern day Palmyra, Syria) because of the Zenobia Book Series. Recently, the ancient ruins of Palmyra are being threatened by war.


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Hidden in the desert, Palmyra is one of the world’s most well preserved historic sites.

Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt

“Caravans bearing perfumes from Arabia, spices and rare woods from India, and silk from China passed through the colonnaded streets of Palmyra in the Syrian desert, its ruins bearing witness to one of the greatest crossroads of the empire. … Roman forces sacked Palmyra in A.D. 273 after its powerful queen Zenobia challenged imperial rule. Her captors supposedly led her into Rome on a golden chain.”

—Text from “The World According to Rome,” August 1997, National Geographic magazine

(Photographed on assignment for, but not published in, “Lawrence of Arabia: A Hero’s Journey,” January 1999, National Geographic magazine)

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Zenobia knew the sadness of war in 3rd century

Syria. She battled against the injustices of her world.

Once again her homeland is experiencing turmoil.

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 Joseph Eid/Agence FrancePresse-Getty Images

An article in the NY Times quoted the ”Grandchildren of Zenobia” and they proudly professed,

“Zenobia will never fall.”

Read full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/21/world/middleeast/syria-isis-fighters-enter-ancient-city-of-palmyra.html?_r=0#


My heart is with the people of Syria. I hope to visit

Palmyra someday and walk the roads where Zenobia

lived and ruled. Protect her people and their history.




Zenobia Book Series tells the story of her

courageous life.

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Book one, Zenobia – Birth of a Legend is now

available BUY 


Book two, Zenobia – Challenging a Legend will be

released soon

Visit Zenobia Book Series website – Historical Fiction Adventure Series on Zenobia the Warrior Queen

February 23, 2015 7:33pm

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