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Dawn of Empire

(2006)
(The second book in the Eskkar Saga series)
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The leader of a band of marauding barbarians, Thutmose-sin is a warrior gifted by the gods with extraordinary perception and cunning. To survive, he and his people plunder and pillage, killing and enslaving the dirt-eaters who dwell in villages across the plains. But Thutmose-sin also secretly fears these enemies, for they possess a weapon far deadlier than any bow or lance: the food they coax from the ground that allows them to multiply. Someday, he worries, there might be so many of them that even his warriors will not be able to kill them all. And in a prosperous settlement near the headwaters of the Tigris, his suspicions are about to come true . . .

Determined to preserve their way of life, the peaceful people of Orak refuse to flee the oncoming barbarians. Instead, they devise a bold, untested plan of defense: build a wall around the village high and strong enough to repel the invaders. Under the guidance of an outcast barbarian named Eskkar and his true love, an enchanting and wise slave girl named Trella, the villagers begin the wall's construction and await the epic battle that will pit them against the unstoppable barbarians—a battle whose outcome will change the world forever.

An enthralling historical novel of war, passionate love, courage, and savagery, Dawn of Empire tells in sweeping prose and with heroic, unforgettable characters the story of an ancient people's triumph—an amazing feat that marked the building of the first walled city and the beginning of an era that gave rise to some of history's greatest civilizations.

Genre: Historical    Get it on Google Play

"Beautifully imagined and researched adventure, with terrific action!" - Diana Gabaldon


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Hardback Editions

January 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dawn of Empire
Author(s): Sam Barone
ISBN: 1-84605-050-2 / 978-1-84605-050-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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August 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dawn of Empire: A Novel
Author(s): Sam Barone
ISBN: 0-06-089244-7 / 978-0-06-089244-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dawn of Empire
Author(s): Sam Barone
ISBN: 0-09-949856-1 / 978-0-09-949856-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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August 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dawn of Empire
Author(s): Sam Barone
ISBN: 0-06-089245-5 / 978-0-06-089245-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dawn of Empire
Author(s): Sam Barone
ISBN: 0-06-124491-0 / 978-0-06-124491-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: WmMorrow
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dawn of Empire
Author(s): Sam Barone
ISBN: 1-84605-051-0 / 978-1-84605-051-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dawn of Empire (Eskkar Saga)
Author(s): Sam Barone
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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