Ntuzilis whose nature is far malicious than princely Even Asmunikal Tasmi s mother has her wn secret agenda and very soon he is caught up in court intrigue surrounded by enemies and sycophants becomes embroiled in Citizen Outlaw one military engagement after another and grows to become a major player in the gamef empiresTasmi first becomes a pupil to Kuwatna ziti a lord and warrior who is also a servant A Pimps Life of the Sun Goddessf Arinna Kuwatna ziti recruits Tasmi for the Storm God Teshub Gigolos Get Lonely Too of Hatti husband to the Sun Goddess And thus begins Tasmi s education He later meets Daduhepa a lord s spoiled brat serving at the temple to make her holy until she can be soldff in marriage Tasmi falls for her and then unable to control his needs and desire for her rapes and takes her virginity But she is A Winter Wonderland (A Lucy Stone Mystery, of high birth and so Kuwatna ziti tries to mend things by saying it would do them all good if Tasmi married the girl So Tasmi agrees to marry Daduhepa and she becomes his first wife and the motherf first son who he names Arnuwandas II after his late father When Tasmi is sent to the garrison at Samuha he learns that Daduhepa is again with child his second son named Piyassili But she will not join her husband at that frontier garrison and goes instead to Hattusas the Temptation (The Hunted old capital city In the meantime Tasmi grows farther into manhood fighting the wild tribesf Gasga and takes for himself a lawful concubine named Titai much against the wishes f his friend and comrade Kuwatna ziti Please note Titai is the nly fictional character in this historical novel After a nasty winter Tasmi Titai and Kuwatna ziti travel to Hattusas and from there Tasmi intends to return to Samuha with his wife and new born son But Uncle Tuthaliyas the Great King rders Tasmi to remain in Hattusas Allegedly and against Tasmi s wishes Titai works magic against the Great King who grows increasingly ill And there is to her story to her relationship with Tasmi and her ultimate fate that I will not reveal here Soon Tasmi s thoughts turn toward kingship and how it might best be administered by his wn handDuring Tuthaliyas illness his brother Kantuzilis Tasmi s Unbound other uncle assumes the throne and plots to rid himselff Tasmi by sending him and his men to war against the Arzawaens the Gasgaeans and the An Extreme Modification (Milked by Royalty, other tribesf the lower country Suspicious Feminized Sissy Justice, A Forced Feminization Sissy Story of the machinationsf both is I had been looking forward to reading this for a while and I was not disappointed This book is superbBased Everlost (Skinjacker, on actual events savene character this story recounts the life The Lennon Prophecy of Suppiluliumas Kingf the Hittites favourite Japonia w sześciu smakach of the Storm God and empire builder Told from the perspectivef the king himself it is an exciting moving and in some places heart rending story Aqidah Islam of the adolescent and angry prince who survives court intrigue treachery heartbreak and war to lead his people to a golden age Translations from actual historical tablets merge in with the author swn words to present this fantastic book and present a vivid recounting Tank! of a world which existed fourteen centuries before the birthf Christ This must be remembered when reading this book as it tells Geek Feminist Revolution of slavery violence and ineuality against women atrocitiesf war and Lucky Luciano other issues which harken back to a different morality thanur A Reader& own The author neither condones nor condemns these views they are a factf the timeIn many ways the story is tragic and I have to say even though in a couple The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness of places I guessed at events and I knew the ending I was almost moved to tears I did not want to story to end A touching and rather sad love story interweaves proving that whatever else Suppiluliumas was he was still a man and a flawedne at that I was totally drawn in by the diverse well described characters and their culture from the lowliest slave girl to the man who was favoured by the gods The Storm God himself is enigmatic but his role is crucial to the story and in following him Churchill one follows the journeyf the man who was known as the SunHighly recommended this will certainly be added to my list Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 of favourite booksI will also be seekingut Jean-Paul Sartre other books about this time period as it is so fascinating If you thought political scheming familial betrayal and murderous plots interwoven in any way you care to thinkf and treacherous tales f love and lust was a theme invented by the modern wo This is a fascinating book When I first read it back in 1983 I d no idea f how much impact the Hittites had In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, on history While it is a novel historical sources like the Armana letters were used as a base This adds a ri. Uthenticity and the passionf a world that existed fourteen hundred years before the birth How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper of Christ They called him Great King Favoritef the Storm God the Val.
The best historical fiction I read in years since picking McCullough s The First Man in Rome which happened some decades ago decades that were filled with historical novels aplenty for me But not like this Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, one I The Sun left me completely enthralled It s a fairly long read and I found myself racing through it eager to know what s next while at the same time trying to prolong the reading I knew I won t be happy when it ll come to the end simply because I would love to read and And indeed the moment I finished I found myself peeking into thepening pages anew to be caught in the magic Bambi and Me of Suppiluliumas I s lifer Tasmisarri for some all Pocahontas over again I just didn t want to part my ways with this great Hittite king his inner world his glorious deeds and no less fascinating thoughts about all this his passions and disappointments his ualms and dilemmas his love for his women somef them and his infatuations with Bala Santa others his hatred for some his enemies and his understanding and acceptancef Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies others his patience with his children and heirs and mostf all his reflective thoughts the Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack observancef his nature The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, or at least this is how he has been presented in this masterpiecef historical workAnother merit Wolfsong of this novel is its rareness Having read historical novels concerning thisr that period Ultimate Memory Book of Egyptian history I never ran into Hittite s sidef telling the story Usually these people appear as a background an exotic enemy to keep this Pelnrušķis un trollis or that Egyptian courtn its toes But not this time This time it s all about Suppiluliumas I the Great King the Favorite Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) of the Storm God his conuests his struggles the storyf his life And as much as I want to I m not sure I will find another historical novel featuring the Hittites O Mistério do Infante Santo of Hattusas and not just as a partf the story Disgrace (Department Q, of their powerful neighbors such as Egyptiansr Babylonians The first person narrative made it easier to sympathize with the Great King understand him and feel as though being ne f his confidants The author made the brilliant job Slice by Slice of balancing the historical credibility while presenting us with a man whose values were so far away fromur modern day reader and yet whose deeds were still understandable still acceptable still human in the way they had been presented through his inner thoughts and feelings This is the most definite sign Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) of worthy historical fiction for me the abilityf the writer to make the reader understand and sympathize with the character without taking his Ice Maiden or her authenticity and believable wayf behavior away I can t recommend this novel highly enough I wish there was to this tale This masterpiece Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of historical fiction was basedn the actual writings and historical records Seducing the Heiress of Suppiluliumas I the great Hittite king who dominated the Middle East around the 14th century BC He rebuilt theld capital And Cowboy Makes Three of Hattusas and from there exercised his Imperial Powerver the Hittite heartland controlling the lands between the Mediterranean and Euphrates But he was not a king to sit back Teasing Her SEAL on his throne and pull the stringsf his minions advisors and subjects No he was hands Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, 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 kingdomf Mitanni and regaining a solid grip n Syria I The Sun was first published in 1983 by Dell Books and with this classic story f Suppliluliumas I author Janet Morris laid the groundwork for her most famous fictional character Tempus the Black whom she first introduced in the Paixão Sem Disfarce original Thieves World series and in herwn later novels such as Beyond Sanctuary Beyond the Veil Beyond Wizardwall and The Sacred Band written in collaboration with her husband Chris Morris In I The Sun Janet Morris weaves a brilliant sprawling tapestry Rain of events in the lifef this great king In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover of the ancient world whom we first meet when he is known by his birth name Tasmisarri This historical novel cleverly written in first person to stand as thefficial autobiography I Met Someone of TasmisarriSuppiluliumas begins with the deathf his father the Great King Arnuwandas Since Tasmi cannot sit the throne until his majority his uncle Tuthaliyas inherits the crown But so much can happen until Tasmi comes Quantum (Captain Chase of age and so to keep hiswn brothers from killing each The Other Islam other and him and thus seizing the throne Tuthaliyas adopts Tasmi and makes him his heir From that momentn young Tasmi is surrounded by the political maneuverings and machinations Last Man Standing of such players as anotherf his late father s brothers Prince Ka. From palace coups in the lost city Light, Gesture, and Color of Hattusas to treachery in the Egyptian courtf Tutankhamun I the Sun the saga f the Hittite king Suppiluliumas rings with
Chness to the setting that you ll never see in most novels r even in a lot f histories If you read anything this year make it I the Sun Before I share with you some f the exuisite writing in I the Sun let me start at the end On the last page Canada of the book you will find an impressive bibliography list that attests to the meticulous research into the life and timesf Suppiluliumas who was a great warrior and statesman This research provides the detail the authentic detail necessary for constructing the shell f this story its events and the descriptions f the locale It is into this shell that the author Janet Morris has blown a breath life fleshing Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, out a fascinating historical figure His voice has an unmistaken elegance to it Describing a mysterious presence that follows him throughout his life Suppiluliumas says He has been in my dreams before every momentf crisis for every tumble DogFace onto truth that has ever befallen me striding away his shoulders like a second horizon We follow Suppiluliumas starting at the agef 14 just before his coming What You Owe Me of age ceremony until the moment he hands the kingdomver to his successor his first born son Arnuwandas In place Buffalo Woman Comes Singing of showing Suppiluliumas drawing his last breath we witness him being summoned to the topf the hill as his chariot starts ascending He is n his way to meet his fate symbolically represented by the Storm God It is an epic saga with heroic action bringing the Hittite kingdom to Imperial power and consolidating its heartland Seen through the man in the eye f the storm we gain a brilliant power f bservation He says My life always had events taking place within and without at different intensities On the Shining City outer edges matters foment and wild winds blown the inner things display themselves to meticulous examination under a clear sky The writing gives a sense f a depth to the character and so does the cover art I simply love the way it is layered a The deepest layer is adorned with images done in relief based n the hero s adventure a Hittite king standing in his chariot and aiming his arrow at a stag b The middle layer done as the royal seal A Boy and A Bear in a Boat of Suppiluliumasc The front layer containing the title in immensely solid metallic letters that uite appropriately reflect a strong sunlightFive stars In this agef formula fiction and uber mass market storytelling historical fiction has become the instrument SOS of the romance market A hundred romances set in medieval Scotlandr Renaissance Italy St. Johns Wort or Victorian England It is the mainstayf a class The Roman Family of fiction that is as prolific as it is averageAnd that is profoundly disappointing to me I love history I love reading historical nonfiction and I itch to read fiction that can bring history to life It could be it should be the greatest fiction storiesf historical bigger than life figures that actually lived people whose real lives are at least as interesting and filled with drama as Aragorn s Hirvenmetsästäjä or Tywin Lannister sr Luke Skywalker sI the Sun is that storyThis boo An exceptional story brilliantly told A must for any fan Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2000 Sensational Stars, Star Makers and Legends of historical fiction if you like Michenerr Clavell you ll thoroughly enjoy t History has always fascinated me and ne f the most fascinating civilizations that I believe captures the imagination Too Bad to Die of many is Egypt You can just never get enoughf it Janet Morris weaves an amazingly accurate and vividly detailed story I am in awe OXENBOXEN of the amountf research that must have gone into it But research is just Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) one partf writing the book To make history accessible and interesting is something that the author has done incredibly well Till I read this book I had Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, only heard about the Hittites in passing as partf some fictional story though they did piue my interest enough to read up a bit about them But I realize now that I just grazed the tip f the iceberg In I the Sun the author describes a world f kings and ueens Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, of heroism betrayal deceit and passion It is a long book but I found myself staying up to read justne chapter and it took me a lot longer than usual to finish but it was well worth itThis is an amazing read an incredible journey and I have to commend the author for the passion and dedication that has gone into the writing The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, of this book Before reading this book I had never heardf the Hittites Now I have and I also know Reasoning and the Logic of Things of this time inur history than I had ever hoped to know and it s because The Holcroft Covenant / The Rhinemann Exchange of this book Make no mistake this is no history lesson It is a magnificent historical novel so well written you can t help but find yourself bang smack Iant He conuered than forty nations and brought fear and war to the very doorstepf Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt but he could not conuer the ne woman he truly loved.
Janet Ellen Morris born May 25 1946 is a United States author She began writing in 1976 and has since published than 20 novels many co authored with David Drake or her husband Chris Morris She has contributed short fiction to the shared universe fantasy series Thieves World and edited the Bangsian fantasy series Heroes in Hell Most of her work has been in the fantasy and science ficti