(From the publisher):
In 1,000 B.C. the city of Troy was the last remaining cultural center of the Hittite Empire, and the several states of Hellas, or Greece, were becoming restless. Their cities, invaded so often in the past, were growing larger, stronger, and the kings who had wasted their substance fighting each other were learning they could share greater profits and greater glory when they banded together...
The invasion and occupation of Troy, at the outset of the novel, has resulted in the death of Trojan King Hector II. His son, Hiram, commander of the Trojan army, is captured by the barbaric Hellenes; and with him, his lieutenant Tros and Anichis, the slave of Tros' beloved Ila. Ila has been sent to Israel to become a member of King David's harem.
With the aid of the seductive Anichis, Hiram and Tros make good their escape from the savage Laomedon, leader of the Hellenes, and beging to make preparations for the recapture of their city. While Hiram attempts to organize a guerilla force in the mountains surrounding Troy, Tros and Anichis flee to the north, to seek the support of Troy's allies, poet-warrior King David of Israel, and King Laile of Sheba.
A year - and many adventures - later, Tros and Anichis are back with over 2,000 Israeli and Sheban soldiers, reunited with Hiram and a loyal band of Trojan men, women, and children.
Original title: The Trojan
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)