Ägypten im späten vierzehnten Jahrhundert vor Christus: Der zehnjährige Tutanchaton ist gerade zum neuen König gekrönt worden. Er ist der Hoffnungsträger seines Landes, doch für ihn bringt die Königswürde, nach der es ihm nicht verlangt hat, den völligen Verlust seiner persönlichen Freiheit mit sich.
Schlimmer noch, sie treibt einen Keil zwischen ihn und Sitiah, die junge Tochter des Mannes, den er selbst zum Königssohn von Kusch ernennt, und der daraufhin mit seiner Familie ins ferne Nubien zieht. Die Gefühle, die die beiden jungen Menschen gerade erst füreinander entdeckt haben, drohen im Keim erstickt zu werden.
Doch trotz der gewaltigen Entfernung, die zwischen ihnen liegt, und ihrer Unfähigkeit, miteinander Kontakt aufzunehmen, geben sie die Hoffnung nicht auf. Die Hoffnung darauf, dass sie irgendwann auf irgendeine Weise zueinander finden werden.
Die Jahre vergehen, und alles scheint sich gegen sie verschworen zu haben. Sitiahs Mutter setzt alles daran, ihre ...
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We all want to believe that Moses (Akhenaten) was left in a basket by a river, or that Jesus (Aristobulus) was born in a manger. The reality is that major characters in the Bible were almost universally royalty. The story of the historical Jesus (Aristobulus of Chalcis) and his wife (Salome Agrippa aka Mary Magdalene) and their children, Ari Loves Salome is a fascinating tale of 1st Century life in the Judaic regions of the Roman Empire. Though doubted by many, Aristobulus' marriage to Salome and rise to the northern Israel kingship carried great expectations of Messiah-ship, and the trials and tribulations of Ari, Salome, James, Paul and other contemporaneous relatives provide delicious drama.
Most of the New Testament characters are grandchildren and great-grandchildren of King Herod, and Ari Loves Salome reveals the conflicts they faced when having to choose between serving the Romans and representing their Judaic brethren. The story begins with the birth of Aristobulus (Jesus), ...
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A tourist dies tragically and unnecessarily in Thailand of unnatural causes almost every day and for Australians in particular, "The Land of Smiles" (which becomes an oxymoron for the victim's families) is the deadliest destination of them all.
But why should you care? Because it may be someone you know that suffers a tragedy there next, or God forbid someone close to you or yourself. I know a mother in Australia who had to go with her husband and two children to Thailand in order to pick up her 24 year old daughter in a body bag. Needless to say the family will never return to the country.
With the world her oyster, the quickly rising young business executive died on a motorcycle in Phuket, hit by a Thai man going the wrong way on the road. But that's fairly normal in Thailand - for motorcycles, cars and trucks to drive in the opposite direction from everyone else. That potentially life-saving knowledge wasn't known to her and her fiancee - who survived the violent collision, ...
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"The Great Boer War" is a book written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published on 23 october 1900.
Arthur Conan Doyle made his reputation as a novelist, but far stranger than fiction is the creator of Sherlock Holmes' tale of the Boer War in South Africa. The then 40-year-old novelist wanted to see the war first hand as a soldier, but the Victorian army balked at having a popular author wielding a pen in its ranks. The army did accept him as a doctor and Doyle was knighted in 1902 for his work with a field hospital in Bloemfontein. Doyle's vivid account of the battles is in part thanks to the eye-witness accounts he got from his patients. Doyle has thoroughly mastered the details of the campaign, and presents them in a form that can be easily understood. Furthermore, his descriptions of the various engagements are masterpieces of graphic writing.
It is interesting and entertaining when a great novelist turns to telling great history.
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