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Empire Rising

(2007)
(The third book in the Eskkar Saga series)
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It is 3157 B.C.—The beginning of the Bronze Age and the rise of cities—and at the eastern edge of the great southern desert in Mesopotamia, men are at war. Bandits and worse plunder the countryside seeking women, slaves, and gold. Into this unsettled land come the outcast Korthac and the remnants of his mighty desert fighters. They encounter a band of thieves led by Ariamus. The two join forces and set their sights on the biggest prize of all: the burgeoning city of Akkad—the town formerly known as Orak that just a few months earlier defeated a horde of raiding barbarians by building an impenetrable wall. Akkad is known not only for its riches, but also for the courage and wisdom of its leaders, the former barbarian Eskkar and his enchanting wife, Trella. Together they drove off the barbarian horde, and now they face an even more daunting challenge—to preserve their victory.

But it's only by defeating Eskkar, Trella, and the people of Akkad that Korthac and Ariamus can claim Akkad's wealth and enslave its people . . .

Korthac devises a plan to slip his men into Akkad and conquer the city from within. And while Eskkar is roaming the land, winning the trust of other towns and bringing them into his growing empire, Korthac and Ariamus strike, wreaking havoc on the young city.

Told with rich historical detail and set in a time of promise and peril, Sam Barone's thrilling, beautifully rendered tale places him in the ranks of the best historical fiction writers working today. Empire Rising is another marvelous trip into the past with an unforgettable cast of characters.

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : UK Hardback

Title: Empire Rising
Author(s): Sam Barone
ISBN: 1-84605-048-0 / 978-1-84605-048-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Empire Rising
Author(s): Sam Barone
ISBN: 0-06-089246-3 / 978-0-06-089246-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Empire Rising
Author(s): Sam Barone
ISBN: 0-09-949855-3 / 978-0-09-949855-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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August 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Empire Rising (Eskkar Saga)
Author(s): Sam Barone
ISBN: 0-06-089247-1 / 978-0-06-089247-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Empire Rising
Author(s): Sam Barone
ISBN: 1-84605-049-9 / 978-1-84605-049-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Empire Rising (Eskkar Saga Book 3)
Author(s): Sam Barone
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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