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Download The Blood Star Doc ò 664 pages ↠ Nicholas guild Ü ❰Download❯ ➾ The Blood Star Author Nicholas Guild – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Shot through with dark exotic lyricism Guild's majestic historical epic cuts a wide swath through ancient Assyria Egypt Phoenicia Sicily Greece Its Shur 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 af Originally published in 1989 this brilliant title or accurately the series of which The Blood Star is the second and final instalment appears to have disappeared from the collective consciousness of contemporary readers if scant number of ratings and reviews it garners here and on is any indication I have not been aware of it or its author myself until searching explicitly for historical fiction set in ancient Mesopotamia This is a bit of a shame because I've found both volumes to be uite excellent The Blood Star is a direct seuel to first book in the series The Assyrian following immediately after the the events of its predecessor The series is set in ancient Mesopotamia in mid 650 BC beginning with the reign of a factual king Sennacherib and later Esarhaddon one of the key characters This particular volume is set during the reign of Esarhaddon and ascent of his son Ashurbanipal towards the closing chapters of the novel A number of other historical personas figure prominently as well as various events and military campaigns In general one has a sense that the author has researched the historical context for his story and presented it as accurately as possibleThe primary focus of these novels is a relationship between Esarhaddon and Tiglath Ashur the narrating character and Tiglath's adventures that spawn Mesopotamia and its peripheries Egypt and in smaller part Greece and Sicily Esarhaddon and Tiglath are brothers sons of king Sennacherib who grew up together and formed a very close friendship Alas all good things come to an end and the relationship disintegrates estranging both brothers Tiglath is forced to deal with the conseuences of a new reality resulting in an adventurous journey through the ancient worldWhilst telling Tiglath's story Nicholas Guild creates a compelling setting effectively utilizing historical fact as its basis Amidst intrigue and social and religious traditions of the times Tiglath must make choices that challenge his personal beliefs desires and loyalties Through his tribulations the reader must decide whether Tiglath is a slave to contemporary institutions a prisoner of his convictions a victim of circumstance or simply a coward It is a compelling superbly narrated tale thus easy to recommend to any fan of historical fiction

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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 A following The Assyrian who is half Greek and tells the story of his life to his Greek great grandchildren at the venerable age of 97 610 after his exile in the first of the series exile 680 when he was 25; wanderings intrigue exotic societies intrigue battles etc the novel has all the ingredients that made the subgenre successful and this one rolls from the first page and is considerably less predictable than its predecessor so I liked it a lot and was engrossed by it until the endfor once a superb novel highly highly recommended even now 25 years after its publication

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The Blood StarTer the brothers are reconciled Fleeing the king's assassins Tiglath encounters formulaic elements of the adventure novel sudden perils gory battles omens spicy lovemaking Such an amazing novel Part 2 of the Tiglath Ashur series This is a rare gem of a novel and takes the reader back to ancient Assyria I was sad to part with the characters I'd come to love Kephalos I will come back to this book down the road for a re read Top 10 all time favorite books If you haven't read Gary Jennings's work check out 'The Journeyer' 'Aztec' or 'Raptor' as these are historical fiction books that are very similar and also amazing I'm thinking of checking out 'River God' by Wilbur Smith nextThis book was so good highly recommend