Nicholas Guild The Blood Star

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Exiled by his brother, the Assyrian monarch Esarhaddon, Tiglath Ashur wanders the ancient Meditteranean in an attempt to avoid the killers sent after him, ultimately heading to another showdown with his brother

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Shot through with dark, exotic lyricism, Guild's majestic historical epic cuts a wide swath through ancient Assyria, Egypt, Phoenicia, Sicily, Greece. Its narrator-hero, Tiglath Ashur, seen before in The Assyrian , is banished from Nineveh by his hated half-brother, the Assyrian king, partly due to a misunderstanding that is not cleared up until long after the brothers are reconciled. Fleeing the king's assassins, Tiglath encounters formulaic elements of the adventure novel--sudden perils, gory battles, omens, spicy lovemaking. But Guild easily transcends genre conventions. His witty, world-weary hero grows in stature through his quest, deepened by experience and by love for a young Egyptian slave-girl whom he rescues and later marries. This saga serves up a rich, intoxicating feast, interweaving a cultural anthropology of unfamiliar lands and a stoic meditation on mortality, fate, revenge and justice, the ties of love and blood.
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"Shot through withdark, exotic lyricism, Guild's majestic historical epic cuts a wide swaththrough ancient Assyria, Egypt, Phoenicia, Sicily, Greece. . .This saga servesup a rich, intoxicating feast, interweaving a cultural anthropology ofunfamiliar lands and a stoic meditation on mortality, fate, revenge andjustice, the ties of love and blood." - Publishers Weekly

"Guild has surpassedhimself with this long historical novel, which is entertaining from start tofinish and leaves one with the feeling that there could yet be another tofollow. . . dare we hope!" - Washington Post

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