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Old 08-28-2008, 08:51 PM
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Default Ancient Mesopotamia/Sumer

I'm looking for historical fiction about ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Sumer. I know about Sam Barone's Eskkar Saga, and of course Gilgamesh the King. Do any of you know of any other books?

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Have you tried Brad Geagley's Egyptian mystery series? His second novel in the series, Day of the False King, is set in Babylon.
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Juanita Coulson's Dark Priestess is another. It's about 30 years old. The cover makes it look like a romance, but it really isn't.

Also Justin Allen's Slaves of the Shinar, which came out last year.
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Nicholas Guild's novel "The Assyrian" is a good read. There is a sequel "Blood Star", equally good, but for some reason very expensive to buy second-hand (both books are OP). Thank goodness for the inter-library loan system!
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Marek Halter has written several novels about Old Testament women. Sarah is the only one I have read (see review at http://www.HistoricalNovels.info/Sarah.html), but it was wonderfully atmospheric and was a "real" historical novel without the pious Bible story atmosphere of some novels that use this setting.
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I've read all three of those. The first one was good, the other two were pretty average though.
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I recently came across these two, so thought I'd add them to the list. I haven't read them myself, I don't know if anyone else has?

Elisabeth Roberts Craft

"In the Court of the Queen: a novel of Messopotamia"

"The Ambassador's Daughter: a novel of Ancient Mesopotamia"

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...+craft&x=0&y=0

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A novel by an author i've just been reminded of
Amin Maalouf "Gardens of Light".
Set in Mesopotamia, 3rd century AD, it's the story of Mani, founder of Mancheanism, a religious system known as the "Gospel of Light".

<Mani is born into a time of war — 3rd-century Mesopotamia. Despite being the son of a warrior, he becomes a painter, physician, mystic and prophet, preaching in the battlefields, a doctrine of humility, tolerance and love that becomes known as "Manicheanism".>

Manicheanism influenced Christianity at several points in time and one charge levelled against the Cathars during the Albigensian crusade was that they practised Manicheanism.
http://www.cathar.info/120401_manichaeans.htm
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I have a novel about Sumer in the time of Gilgamesh coming out in late 2009 or early 2010 from Hadley Rille Books, http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com/. Like Mayflies in a Stream is one of a new series of archaeology-related novels from Hadley Rille Books. Like Mayflies in a Stream is the story of a priestess of Inanna who tries to save the great city of Uruk from the overbearing rule of the arrogant king Gilgamesh.
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