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I, the Sun

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I, the Sun

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From palace coups in the lost city of Hattusas to treachery in the Egyptian court of Tutankhamun, I, the Sun, the saga of the Hittite King Suppiluliumas, rings with authenticity and the passion of a world that existed fourteen hundred years before the birth of Christ. They called him Great King, Favorite of the Storm God, the Valiant. He conquered more than forty nations and brought fear and war to the very doorstep of Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt, but he could not conquer the one woman he truly loved.

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Publisher
Perseid Press
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
578
Author
Janet Morris
ISBN-13
9780991465453
Publication Date
October, 2014
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.61 x 6.69 x 1.17 Inches
ISBN-10
0991465458
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A polished and accomplished epic

If you thought political scheming, familial betrayal, and murderous plots – interwoven in any way you care to think of, was a theme invented by the modern world about us, or the likes of George R. R. Martin, then think again. Hittite king Suppiluliumas is a historical figure who lived during the second millennium BCE. In I the Sun, we follow the epic scope of his life. From an angry, arrogant boy who was just as likely to be murdered in his sleep by his siblings–to accomplished military leader and tactician, loyal to his men, but ignorant of the bureaucratic intrigue that could still result in an untimely end–to the brilliant leader who cared as much for his people as he did for the empire he worked so hard to inherit. But what a journey it took to get there, for even his own family were without scruples, and colored by traditions that were as calculating, as they were cold and merciless. Think of Suppiluliumas as a king in the making amid a pit of vipers. Despite the odds, he overcame everything to achieve the throne in a game that was as staggering in its scope as it was brutal. And remember, this man actually lived... If you're looking for a quality read, one that is as meticulously researched and historically factual as it is thought provoking and intellectually stimulating, then look no further. The journey of Suppiluliumas' life will possess you, entertain you, and keep you enthralled to the very end. A polished and accomplished epic, as gripping today as it will be decades from now.

Historical Fiction at its Finest

This masterpiece of historical fiction was based on the actual writings and historical records of Suppiluliumas I, the great Hittite king who dominated the Middle East around the 14th century, BC. He rebuilt the old capital of Hattusas, and from there exercised his Imperial Power over the Hittite heartland, controlling the lands between the Mediterranean and Euphrates. But he was not a king to sit back on his throne and pull the strings of his minions, advisors and subjects. No, he was hands-on, and long before he became king he made his way in the world, fighting and whoring and playing politics. His military career included dealing with the eastern kingdom of Mitanni, and regaining a solid grip on Syria. Janet Morris paints a solid portrait of Tasmisarri, Prince of the Realm -- wild, reckless, a rebel, who later in life becomes Suppiluliumas, the Great King, the "Pure Spring." At first, in his youth, Tasmi comes across as arrogant and even heartless, but beneath all that we can see the makings of a brilliant leader, a ruler who cares about his people and his empire. Just thinking about the amount of research Morris did in preparation to writing this epic, the note-taking, the outlining, the planning, staggers my mind. These ancient dynasties were complex and convoluted, and keeping names, dates and events straight alone are worthy of praise. Janet Morris is, besides being a wonderfully gifted writer and storyteller, a devoted scholar of history, and this novel was truly a labor of love for her.
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