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From palace coups in the lost city of Hattusas to treachery in the Egyptian court of Tutankhamun I the Sun the saga of the Hittite king Suppiluliumas rings with a In this age of formula fiction and uber mass market storytelling historical fiction has become the instrument of the romance market A hundred romances set in medieval Scotland or Renaissance Italy or Victorian England It is the mainstay of a class of fiction that is as prolific as it is averageAnd that is profoundly disappointing to me I love history I love reading historical nonfiction and I itch to read fiction that can bring history to life It could be it should be the greatest fiction stories of historical bigger than life figures that actually lived people whose real lives are at least as interesting and filled with drama as Aragorn s or Tywin Lannister s or Luke Skywalker sI the Sun is that storyThis book is far and away my favorite book of the year and I read a lot of books Anyone with a penchant for historical fiction or fantasy fiction should find a reason to sit down open this one up and throw themselves into it body and soulThe ancient world is a time that has interested me in the past but could never really lure me away from my deep love of history in feudal Asia and Europe But this book changed many of my predispositions and stoked in me a new interest in the ancient worldOne might think that a work of this caliber would reuire some knowledge of the history of this great civilization but I knew nothing of the Hittites or their greatest King Suppiluliumas before reading this storyI didn t need itIn this excellent work the reader uickly becomes immersed in the world The description is so sharp and beautiful and real that the reader feels transported into the Bronze Age world surrounded by all the cultural and physical realities of a dark and very real existence It closes in on you sweeps you away The world of the Hittite king is deep and thrilling and filled with intrigue than any fantasy worldWhat s this story is filled with all of the great things that I love about stories of conuest imminent death a bigger than life leader bloody combat and the lamentations of the vanuished I can now officially say I rode in a chariot side by side with a conueror dust filling my nostrils my eyes choking clinging for my lifeKing Suppiluliumas is not your typical story book conueror He is a man of ever developing character responding with great decisive strokes to the many conflicts he finds in the world and events around him No flat character here he is filled with regret but never dissuaded by continuous inner combat with dark insecurities and strong beliefs that challenge the status uo in a world where that meant deathYou will know him You will grow with him from a young person shunted off into a brutal childhood to the ruler of arguably the most powerful empire of the time His was not an easy life and his rise to power was no easy path You will experience it all in grim reds and browns a story steeped in trail dust blood and tearsIf you like fantasy If you like history If you like adventure This is the story for you I dare you to open this book and delve into its dark and very real story The Christmas Killer the lost city of Hattusas The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination to The Lost Revolution treachery in Marion Mahony Reconsidered the Egyptian court of Tutankhamun I The Girl in the Glass Tower the Sun The Great Divide the saga of The Lady and the Peacock the Hittite king Suppiluliumas rings with a In Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith this age of formula fiction and uber mass market storytelling historical fiction has become The Real Deal the instrument of The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 the romance market A hundred romances set in medieval Scotland or Renaissance Italy or Victorian England It is Complete Enderby the mainstay of a class of fiction The Invisible Writing that is as prolific as it is averageAnd The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories that is profoundly disappointing The Winter of the Lions to me I love history I love reading historical nonfiction and I itch The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; 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Brucia in fretta, rompi le regole to Dawn of Fear the ruler of arguably Francesca Caccini at the Medici Court the most powerful empire of Eagle & Birds of Prey the Pony Club Weekend (Perfect Ponies, time His was not an easy life and his rise As Far as the Stars to power was no easy path You will experience it all in grim reds and browns a story steeped in Its OK to be Gay - Celebrity Coming Out Stories trail dust blood and The Prague Cemetery tearsIf you like fantasy If you like history If you like adventure This is Drift Heat the story for you I dare you Katie Morag Of Course! to open 15 Minutes of Fame this book and delve into its dark and very real story

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I the Sun

Uthenticity and the passion of a world that existed fourteen hundred years before the birth of Christ They called him Great King Favorite of the Storm God the Val An exceptional story brilliantly told A must for any fan of historical fiction if you like Michener or Clavell you ll thoroughly enjoy this story For the ancient history aficionados Janet Morris crafts a convincingly real drama of the life of the Hittite King Suppiluliuma ca 1344 1322 BC Cleverly told via first person narrative the reader is brought into the mind of the king as he deals with the competing demands of empire and family Add to this the painstaking research that virtually ualifies her as a Hittite scholar Ms Morris has adeptly woven a biographical chronicle that is both intriguing and compelling and never dull Battle scenes will leave the reader ducking arrows

Summary I the Sun

Iant He conuered than forty nations and brought fear and war to the very doorstep of Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt but he could not conuer the one woman he truly loved I had been looking forward to reading this for a while and I was not disappointed This book is superbBased on actual events save one character this story recounts the life of Suppiluliumas King of the Hittites favourite of the Storm God and empire builder Told from the perspective of the king himself it is an exciting moving and in some places heart rending story of the adolescent and angry prince who survives court intrigue treachery heartbreak and war to lead his people to a golden age Translations from actual historical tablets merge in with the author s own words to present this fantastic book and present a vivid recounting of a world which existed fourteen centuries before the birth of Christ This must be remembered when reading this book as it tells of slavery violence and ineuality against women atrocities of war and other issues which harken back to a different morality than our own The author neither condones nor condemns these views they are a fact of the timeIn many ways the story is tragic and I have to say even though in a couple of places I guessed at events and I knew the ending I was almost moved to tears I did not want to story to end A touching and rather sad love story interweaves proving that whatever else Suppiluliumas was he was still a man and a flawed one at that I was totally drawn in by the diverse well described characters and their culture from the lowliest slave girl to the man who was favoured by the gods The Storm God himself is enigmatic but his role is crucial to the story and in following him one follows the journey of the man who was known as the SunHighly recommended this will certainly be added to my list of favourite booksI will also be seeking out other books about this time period as it is so fascinating


10 thoughts on “I the Sun

  1. says:

    In this age of formula fiction and uber mass market storytelling historical fiction has become the instrument of the romance market A hundred romances set in medieval Scotland or Renaissance Italy or Victorian England It is the mainstay of a class of fiction that is as prolific as it is averageAnd that is profoundly disappointing to me I love history I love reading historical nonfiction and I itch to read fiction that c

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    If you thought political scheming familial betrayal and murderous plots – interwoven in any way you care to think of – and treacherous tales of love and lust was a theme invented by the modern world about us or the likes of George R R Martin then think againHittite king Suppiluliumas is a historical figure who lived during the second m

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    The best historical fiction I read in years since picking McCullough's The First Man in Rome which happened some decades ago decades that were filled with historical novels aplenty for me But not like this one I The Sun left me completely enthralled It's a fairly long read and I found myself racing through it eager to know what's next while at the same time trying to prolong the reading I knew I won't be happy when it'll come to the end s

  4. says:

    An exceptional story brilliantly told A must for any fan of historical fiction if you like Michener or Clavell you'll thoroughly enjoy this story For the ancient history aficionados Janet Morris crafts a convincingly real drama of the life of the Hittite King Suppiluliuma ca 1344 1322 BC Cleverly told via first person narrative the reader is brought into the mind of the king as he deals with the competing demands of empire and

  5. says:

    This is a fascinating book When I first read it back in 1983 I'd no idea of how much impact the Hittites had on

  6. says:

    This masterpiece of historical fiction was based on the actual writings and historical records of Suppiluliumas I the great Hittite king who dominated the Middle East around the 14th century BC He rebuilt the old capital of Hattusas and from there exercised his Imperial Power over the Hittite heartland controlling the lands between the Medite

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    History has always fascinated me and one of the most fascinating civilizations that I believe captures the imagination of many is Egypt You can just never get enough of it Janet Morris weaves an amazingly accurate and vividly detailed story I am in awe of the amount of research that must have gone into it But research i

  8. says:

    Before I share with you some of the exuisite writing in I the Sun let me start at the end On the last page of the book you will find an impressive bibliography list that attests to the meticulous research into the life and times of Suppiluliumas who was a great warrior and statesman This research provides the detail the authentic detail necessary for constructing the shell of this story its events and the descriptions of the locale It is

  9. says:

    I had been looking forward to reading this for a while and I was not disappointed This book is superbBased on actual events save one character this story recounts the life of Suppiluliumas King of the Hittites favourite of the Storm God and empire builder Told from the perspective of the king himself it is an ex

  10. says:

    Before reading this book I had never heard of the Hittites Now I have and I also know of this time in our history than I had ever hoped to know and it's because of this book Make no mistake this is no history lesson It is a magnificent historical novel so well written you can't help but find yourself bang smack in the middle of the action Highly recommended

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