Book: The Flame Before Us by Richard Abbottcategories: Book, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Sea Peoples, Refugee, Ancient History
Richard Abbottabout this book: The siege of Troy was only the beginning - not all of the attackers returned home after that city fell. Some continued east and south through the Levant and eventually threatened the borders of Egypt. On their way, they swept aside the walls and armies of kings who stood against them.
The Flame Before Us tells their story, along with those of others in the land. New alliances spring up as the political landscape changes under the pressure of events. Follow refugees, Egyptian soldiers, and inhabitants of the land as they adapt to conflict and commitment in the shadow of a city's downfall.
The Flame of the book title means different things to each group - does it simply destroy, or does it purify and cleanse? Is it a flame of war or a sacred symbol? The process of change in the hill country that began in In a Milk and Honeyed Land is picking up pace now. Although the action starts on the coast of modern Syria, at the city of Ugarit, it continues south through to Gaza and Jerusalem, where the future of each of the groups is decided.
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