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Synopsis: An extraordinary historical epic of love and war in ancient Assyria during a time of dreadful omens, tortures, invasions, and a bloody civil war, from the bestselling author of Chain Reaction.
From Publishers Weekly:
Set in ancient Ashur (called Assyria by Greeks), this absorbing epic novel dramatically portrays two royal half-brothers whose childhood camaraderie later gives way to acrimony and violence. Tiglath and Esarhaddon, sons of aging King Sennacherib, grow up amicably and share rigorous military training. Their friendship dissolves when the king's priest proclaims the gods' decree that Esarhaddon will be the next monarch. Resentful of Sennacherib's preference for Tiglath and not eager to assume his prospective duties, Esarhaddon dreads his fate, while noble Tiglath unhappily refrains from usurping the throne out of a concern for his country's well-being. Even more disturbing to Tiglath, however, is the certainty that his lover, comely Esharhamat, must become the future sovereign's bride. Reeling with grief, Tiglath leaves Ashur to become a seasoned conqueror worthy of his compatriots' homage, yet a momentous clash between him and Esarhaddon still awaits. Guild (The Berlin Warning masterfully describes court intrigues and the feverish panorama of the battlefield, but the book's abundant merit lies in its timelessness and universality. This story of a passionately moral man torn among amorous longings, the seductiveness of power, fraternal emotion and cognizance of his nation's welfare holds many contemporary implications. Major ad/promo.
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Title: The ASSYRIAN
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. The item is very worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents and worn corners. All pages and the cover are intact, but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include moderate to heavy amount of notes and highlighting,but the text is not obscured or unreadable. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials. Bookseller Inventory # 31UEZG000DOA
Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2735301424
Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2762991136
Book Description Atheneum, New York, 1987. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Poor. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. Beige hardback with purple cloth spine; gold print on spine. Bumping to edges/corners of boards. Page edges a bit dirty. Book is separated at pages 236/237 and loose at pages 332/333. Front end papers are stained. Wrinkling to DJ; minor shelf wear to DJ. DJ not price clipped. A few pages have wrinkling perhaps from moisture. Book in Reading Condition or better. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 0908196
Book Description Scribner 1987-08-28, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. 0689118740 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0689118740
Book Description Scribner, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020689118740
Book Description Atheneum, U.S.A., 1987. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. 1st US Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate decal affixed to title page (signature only). some foxing to page edges. $21.95 price prsent on DJ flap; mylar protected. Also laid-in is a typed SIGNED thank you letter from author sayinghe has signed the bookplates sent to him. Relatively scarce hardcover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 028956
Book Description Scribner, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010689118740
Book Description Scribner, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0689118740
Book Description New York: Atheneum, 1987, New York, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Hard Cover. First edition, hardcover. 552 pages. Map endpapers. Very good with tail ofspine bumped, spine creased, and light soil to fore edge of text block, in a near fine dust jacket with light edgewear. Bookseller Inventory # 004042