In the Court of the Queen: A Novel of Mesopotamia

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  • Hardcover
  • 280 pages
  • In the Court of the Queen: A Novel of Mesopotamia
  • Elisabeth Roberts Craft
  • English
  • 12 May 2017
  • 9780910155427

In the Court of the Queen: A Novel of Mesopotamia2000 B.C The Old Queen Of Ur Is Nearing The End Of Her Days Ten Beautiful, Young Virgins Have Been Chosen To Live In The Palace To Comfort And Entertain Her Hana Ad Leaves Behind Her Rural Life And Enters An Opulent World Of Lavish Meals, Expensive Garments, And Hours Of Leisure Interrupted Only By Lessons In Harp And Dance But What Hana Ad Does Not Realize Is That This New Life Involves A Great Sacrifice In The Tradition Of A Renowned Past Queen Of Ur, Queen Ku Bau Plans For Her Ten Lovely Maidens To Escort Her Into Her Tomb And Into The Next World.When Daid, Hana Ad S Newly Betrothed, Learns Of The Queen S Plan, He Vows To Rescue Her A Voyage To Deliver Tablets For Nanshe, The High Priestess Of Ur, Takes Him To The Palace Of The Great King Of Babylon, Hammurabi Daid Is Confident That This Will Convince The King To Free The Queen S Maidens, But All Of His Hopes Are Dashed When The Letters Are Confiscated And He Is Captured And Enslaved.When The Tablets Are Finally Recovered, Daid S Only Route Of Escape From Babylon Is To Learn Medicine, And Fast His Skills Are Put To The Test When A Smallpox Epidemic Threatens To Decimate The Population Working Day And Night, The Only Thing That Keeps Him Going Is The Knowledge That His Position As Master Physician Could Gain Him Access To The Palace Of Ur, If He Ever Makes It Back.Meanwhile, Relations In The Palace Of Ur Are Strained The Old Queen S Daughter In Law Will Stop At Nothing To Gain Power Ashnan, One Of The Queen S Virgins, Carries Out Cruel Schemes To Disrupt The Harmony Between Hana Ad And The Other Maidens And Uttu Must Thwart Any Attempt To Interfere With Her Burning Desire To Accompany Queen Ku Bau Into The Grand World Of The Beyond.Away From Home, Both Hana Ad And Daid Learn Lessons About The Politics Of Survival, The Power Of The Gods, And The Importance Of Friendship But The Overwhelming Force That Drives Each Of Them Is The Undying Hope That They May Someday Be Reunited, And Return Home To Be Together With Their Longing Families.

13 thoughts on “In the Court of the Queen: A Novel of Mesopotamia

  1. Iset says:

    Well that was a genuinely strange read For starters, the Kindle version is all over the place Multiple typos mar the text, and for some reason, Chapters 30, 31, and 32 are exact copy pastes of Chapters 27, 28, 29 I don t mean they re thematically similar It is literally the same chapters accidentally repeated.The story itself is poor I will readily admit that I ve read worse in my time, but no two ways about it, this was bad It suffered from two massive, horrible problems First the flat characters, and second the awkward, clunky infodumping Every single character felt very one dimensional They only seemed to have one aspect to them, and they wore their sole motivation on their sleeves There seemed to be no hidden facets, no multiple motivations, no complexities or contradictions As a result, the characters felt shallow, and the writing felt juvenile The main character was probably the worst example of this problem Hana Ad is a young girl selected to be an aging queen s companions through her final years and destined to follow her into her tomb Most of her se...