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Empires of Bronze: Son of Ishtar

posted Jun 5, 2019, 2:26 AM by Gordon Doherty
Today is a big day, for after nearly four years of being kept under wraps, I can finally unveil my new series. That's right, not just a new book but a whole new series!

The Empires of Bronze series is set in the distant past, long before Rome and Classical Greece, during a time when the world was forged in Bronze. In this age, four mighty powers held sway: the Egyptians, the Assyrians, the Ahhiyawans (Homer's Greeks) and... the Hittites!

And it is from the Hittite world that our hero springs. Book 1, Son of Ishtar, follows the birth, childhood and adolescent struggles of Prince Hattu through the unforgiving Hittite world and into their harsh military regime. 

Here's the back cover text to whet your appetite:

Four sons. One throne. A world on the precipice.

1315 BC: Tensions soar between the great powers of the Late Bronze Age. The Hittites stand toe-to-toe with Egypt, Assyria and Mycenaean Ahhiyawa, and war seems inevitable. More, the fierce Kaskan tribes – age-old enemies of the Hittites – amass at the northern borders.

When Prince Hattu is born, it should be a rare joyous moment for all the Hittite people. But when the Goddess Ishtar comes to King Mursili in a dream, she warns that the boy is no blessing, telling of a dark future where he will stain Mursili’s throne with blood and bring destruction upon the world.

Thus, Hattu endures a solitary boyhood in the shadow of his siblings, spurned by his father and shunned by the Hittite people. But when the Kaskans invade, Hattu is drawn into the fray. It is a savage journey in which he strives to show his worth and valour. Yet with his every step, the shadow of Ishtar’s prophecy darkens…

Sounds good? Why not grab a copy? Empires of Bronze: Son of Ishtar is available in eBook, paperback and audiobook formats.

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