McCarthy, Terry. The Sword of Hannibal [June 2005; North Africa, 3rd century B.C.]. Strabo, an unscrupulous
mercenary, joins the Carthaginian army in Spain, and schemes to steal a fortune in
gold from Hannibal’s personal guards.
|Alva, Napp. Persia
6th-5th centuries B.C.].
King Darius, the princess Roxana, the prophet Daniel,
and the Greek strategist Miltiades make their
appearances in a fictional recreation of the Persian
empire at its height.
Avakian, Arra. The Eaglet [Armenia, 5th century A.D.].
The king of Persia threatens Christian Armenia with
invasion unless it submits to the Sun God.
Davis, William Stearns. Belshazzar [Mesopotamia, 6th century B.C.]. A tale of the conquest of Babylon by Cyrus of Persia, first published in 1902.
Daya. The Healer and the Drug
Lanka, 10th century A.D.]. A
blind Persian sailor, landing on the
coast of Sri Lanka, is cured by Buddhist
monk-physicians using methods
dramatically different from those of
indexes, authors’ websites
John. Khalifah [Arabia, 7th
century A.D.]. Forced to embrace Islam,
Muawiya seizes the occasion to vie
with Mohammeds descendants for
control of the fledgling Islamic empire.
Gustave. Salammbo [North
Africa, 3rd century B.C.]. The
Carthaginian princess Salammbo,
sister of Hannibal, lives through the
death struggle of the African imperial
Fontaine, Michele. Harem Sister
[6th-5th centuries B.C.]. Sold into a harem by her family’s killers, Amat is befriended by a mysterious slave boy and a former priestess of Isis.
French, Judith. The Barbarian [Persia, 4th century B.C.]. The princess Roxanne, suffering from amnesia, accepts the Pharaoh Ptolemy’s word that she is an Egyptian aristocrat until Kayan the Barbarian sneaks into her palace and reacquaints her with her warlike past. (Sequel to The Conqueror)
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