The Emperor of Babylon

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A rising threat from the biggest city in the world. The Emperor of Babylon has captured Zurga - a brilliant inventor - and is demanding to know how to control volcanic eruptions. He also desires iron weapons, a closely guarded Hittite secret. The emperor plans conquer all the lands surrounding the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. He has a vast spy network and is preparing a huge army. Orfeo and Clarice, both trained as wanderers, must use all of their skills to save their friend and teacher. They must also stop the Emperor who believes himself to be a deity. Can they stop a madman that could destroy the entire region?
King Hammurabi (r. 1792-1750 BC) famously codified laws for his kingdom, which encompassed all the city states of southern Mesopotamia (later known as Babylonia). In 1600 BC Babylon was likely the largest city in the world. It may have had a population in excess of 200,000, and covered 2,200acres.  By 1595 BC the city was overthrown by the Hittite Empire from Asia Minor (modern Turkey). Soon after,the Kassites from the Zagros Mountains in northwestern Iran, captured the city-state and ruled for over four centuries.  This novel covers one of the most pivotal periods in ancient history. Won first in category (myths and legends) the Ozma Awards for fantasy fiction 2016.

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The author is clearly knowledgeable about the ancient lands and tribes of the middle east. Under his skillful telling, the Orfeo saga is some where between fantasy and historical fiction.
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The text is written somewhat matter of factly. The action of the plot is almost methodical; step by step the characters journey to reach their goal. However, there was one thing that really stood out and that was the portrayal of the power and persuasion of a song. In the narrative it proved to be an effective tool of manipulation, adding a bit of a cunning twist to the story. Overall, it was an enjoyable read and would appeal to a young adult audience.The Emperor of Babylon echoes the truth that finding one's destiny is a battle of experiences and inner turmoil. Only those that remain true to self will discover their purpose in life.
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Overall, the novel has many entertaining moments built on slowly developed tension and conflict. The characters are dynamic and intriguing and the author does a good job of establishing new faces in the story. I can't wait for the third book, but I'll be begging for more edge of your seat conflict that this series has the potential to deliver.
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With an unchained sense of wonder and adventure, The Emperor Of Babylon is likely to receive much praise from its readers and is highly recommended.
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