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I the Sun

Iant He conuered than forty nations and brought fear and war to the very doorstep of Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt but he could not conuer the one woman he truly loved. I had been looking forward to reading this for a while and I was not disappointed This book is superbBased on actual events save one character this story recounts the life of Suppiluliumas King of the Hittites favourite of the Storm God and empire builder Told from the perspective of the king himself it is an exciting moving and in some places heart rending story 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 s own words to present this fantastic book and present a vivid recounting of a world which existed fourteen centuries before the birth of Christ This must be remembered when reading this book as it tells of slavery violence and ineuality against women atrocities of war and other issues which harken back to a different morality than our own The author neither condones nor condemns these views they are a fact of the timeIn many ways the story is tragic and I have to say even though in a couple 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 flawed one 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 one follows the journey of the man who was known as the SunHighly recommended this will certainly be added to my list of favourite booksI will also be seeking out other books about this time period as it is so fascinating

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Uthenticity and the passion of a world that existed fourteen hundred years before the birth of Christ They called him Great King Favorite of the Storm God the Val. An exceptional story brilliantly told A must for any fan of historical fiction if you like Michener or Clavell you ll thoroughly enjoy this story For the ancient history aficionados Janet Morris crafts a convincingly real drama of the life of the Hittite King Suppiluliuma ca 1344 1322 BC Cleverly told via first person narrative the reader is brought into the mind of the king as he deals with the competing demands of empire and family Add to this the painstaking research that virtually ualifies her as a Hittite scholar Ms Morris has adeptly woven a biographical chronicle that is both intriguing and compelling and never dull Battle scenes will leave the reader ducking arrows

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From palace coups in the lost city of Hattusas to treachery in the Egyptian court of Tutankhamun I the Sun the saga of the Hittite king Suppiluliumas rings with a. 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 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 the opening pages anew to be caught in the magic of Suppiluliumas I s life or Tasmisarri for some all 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 some of them and his infatuations with others his hatred for some his enemies and his understanding and acceptance of others his patience with his children and heirs and most of all his reflective thoughts the observance of his nature or at least this is how he has been presented in this masterpiece of historical workAnother merit of this novel is its rareness Having read historical novels concerning this or that period of Egyptian history I never ran into Hittite s side of telling the story Usually these people appear as a background an exotic enemy to keep this or that Egyptian court on its toes But not this time This time it s all about Suppiluliumas I the Great King the Favorite of the Storm God his conuests his struggles the story of his life And as much as I want to I m not sure I will find another historical novel featuring the Hittites of Hattusas and not just as a part of the story of their powerful neighbors such as Egyptians or Babylonians The first person narrative made it easier to sympathize with the Great King understand him and feel as though being one of his confidants The author made the brilliant job of balancing the historical credibility while presenting us with a man whose values were so far away from our 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 of worthy historical fiction for me the ability of the writer to make the reader understand and sympathize with the character without taking his or her authenticity and believable way of behavior away I can t recommend this novel highly enough I wish there was to this tale

  • Paperback
  • 558
  • I the Sun
  • Janet E. Morris
  • English
  • 12 February 2018
  • 9780988755093

About the Author: Janet E. Morris

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



10 thoughts on “I the Sun

  1. says:

    In this age of formula fiction and uber mass market storytelling historical fiction has become the instrument of the romance market A hundred romances set in medieval Scotland or Renaissance Italy or Victorian England It is the mainstay of a class of fiction that is as prolific as it is averageAnd that is profoundly disappointing to

  2. says:

    If you thought political scheming familial betrayal and murderous plots – interwoven in any way you care to think of – and treacherous tales of love and lust was a theme invented by the modern world about us or the lik

  3. says:

    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 one I The Sun l

  4. says:

    An exceptional story brilliantly told A must for any fan of historical fiction if you like Michener or Clavell you'll thoroughly enjoy this story For the ancient history aficionados Janet Morris crafts a convincingly real drama of the life of the Hittite King Suppiluliuma ca 1344 1322 BC Cleverly told via first person narrative the reader is brought into the mind of the king as he deals with the competing demands of empire and family Add

  5. says:

    This is a fascinating book When I first read it back in 1983 I'd no idea of how much impact the Hittites had on history While it is a novel historical sources like the Armana letters were used as a base This adds a richness to the setting that you'll never see in most novels or even in a lot of histories If you read anything this year make it I the Sun

  6. says:

    This masterpiece of historical fiction was based on the actual writings and historical records of Suppiluliumas I the great Hittite king who dominated the Middle East around the 14th century BC He rebuilt the old capital of Hattusas and from there exercised his Imperial Power over the Hittite heartland controlling the land

  7. says:

    History has always fascinated me and one of the most fascinating civilizations that I believe captures the imagination of many is Egypt You can just never get enough of it Janet Morris weaves an amazingly accurate and vividly detailed story I am in awe of the amount of research that must have gone into it But r

  8. says:

    Before I share with you some of the exuisite writing in I the Sun let me start at the end On the last page of the book yo

  9. says:

    I had been looking forward to reading this for a while and I was not disappointed This book is superbBased on actual events save one character this story recounts the life of Suppiluliumas King of the Hittites favourite of the Storm God and empire builder Told from the perspective of the king himself it is an exciting moving and in some places heart rending story of the adolescent and angry prince who survives court intrigue treachery he

  10. says:

    Before reading this book I had never heard of the Hittites Now I have and I also know of this time in our history than I had ever hoped to know and it's because 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 i

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