Sons of the Great Satan

Sons of the Great Satan

ABOUT Anthony Roberts

Anthony Roberts
Anthony H. Roberts graduated from Texas A&M at Commerce, deep in the heart of East Texas where all things are possible, but not all are welcome. His first novel, Sons of the Great Satan, is based on his experience as a teenager during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. As a child Mr. Robe More...


When American teenager Joey Andrews and his family arrive in Tehran, Iran in 1976 they find an expatriate paradise within one of the world's oldest civilizations. Through the bold and imperious leadership of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, this ancient land had been thrust into the modern age bringing great progress to some and seething resentment to others. It is the twilight of an empire, and the last golden hours before the fall of darkness.

SONS OF THE GREAT SATAN leads the reader through a cataclysmic event as seen through the lives of the Andrews family of Peligrosa, Texas and the Zadehs of Tehran, Iran. Joey Andrews and Farhad Zadeh form a unique friendship amid a naive wonderland of teenage sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, only to see their world explode into a firestorm of violence that rocks a nation. 

As a work of historical fiction, SONS OF THE GREAT SATAN is a tale of culture clash, international politics, heroism, friendship, cowardice and sinister betrayal. Integrity and belief are put to the test as the Shah of Iran, President Jimmy Carter and the Ayatollah Khomeini are engulfed in a whirlwind of chaos and rebellion. From the White House to Niavaran Palace to the streets of Tehran, the actions of the powerful and the dispossessed play out on the world stage forever changing the lives of those who called Tehran home in the late 1970s. 

The paths of Iran and America have been intricately bound by blood and violence for many decades. What happened between these two nations continues to reverberate today.

SONS OF THE GREAT SATAN is based on the author's impressions living in Iran prior to the Islamic revolution. All of the characters, organizations and events portrayed in this work are either products of the author's imagination or are used fictionally.