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well worth the reading and it gets a hold on us early in the story. Following through is well rewarded.Published 3 months ago by Dennis A Reardon
Barry Unsworth has created a cast of villains of almost pantomime proportions in this tale of double cross and deceit in the desert. Read morePublished 13 months ago by keetmom
There was a lot of semi-technical, historical and archeological information that could have been written in a more interesting manner. Read morePublished 19 months ago by CTK
Unsworth is a good writer and I like very much his other books. This one though feels like unfinished somehow, probably because it ends abruptly. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Slow, uninteresting reading. Good characters in a slow, terrible obvious,dull plot. Might be helped if there were a or some maps -- a major failing. Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by K. Marin
I love archeology and historic fiction. This book has both in a quick read that is also rich in interpersonal drama.Published on December 9, 2011 by Squirrel
The Assyrian Empire burst onto the world historical scene by smashing the ancient Sumerians and their gods. Read morePublished on June 27, 2011 by A.D.
I understand this seems a bit slow, but he is such a good writer, I cannot put it down. Just a great read, great characters.Published on April 20, 2011 by Sydney Carton
One of the most overused cliches in creative writing classes is "Show, Don't Tell" which doesn't always apply. Read morePublished on September 25, 2010 by Tim Lieder