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Dawn of Empire (2006) [Novel]
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Series: Eskkar Saga, the
Part: 1

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Five millenia ago, on the eastern bank of the River Tigris, the course of human history changed forever...

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.

Original title: Dawn of Empire
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalPrehistoric Epics, Ancient Civilizations, and Precontact Native Americans
FictionHistoricalAsiaMiddle East

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Dawn of Empire (2006)
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Language: English

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Dawn of Empire (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
ISBN: 0060892455
Dimensions: 4.1 x 6.7 x 1.4 in
Pages: 590

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Dawn of Empire (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: HarperLargePrint
ISBN: 0061244910
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 x 2.2 in
Pages: 860
Notes: Large Print edition

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Dawn of Empire (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Century
ISBN: 1846050510
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.6 in
Pages: 483

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Dawn of Empire (2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Century
ISBN: 1846050502
Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.2 x 1.8 in
Pages: 483

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Dawn of Empire (2006)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 0060892447
Dimensions: 6.2 x 8.8 x 1.4 in
Pages: 483

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