Babylon - The Concubine's Son

H.A. Culley


Babylon - The Concubine's Son

Babylon - The Concubine's Son

  • Title: Babylon - The Concubine's Son
  • Author: H.A. Culley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Kindle Edition



In Bronze Age Mesopotamia Hammurabi narrowly escapes Babylon with his life after his half brother, Zuuthusu, murders their father and seizes the throne Although only sixteen, Hammurabi manages to raise an army to overthrow Zuuthusu Using diplomacy and innovative tactics, he then defeats the neighbouring kingdom of Eshnunna, which has given refuge to Zuuthusu, but his broIn Bronze Age Mesopotamia Hammurabi narrowly escapes Babylon with his life after his half brother, Zuuthusu, murders their father and seizes the throne Although only sixteen, Hammurabi manages to raise an army to overthrow Zuuthusu Using diplomacy and innovative tactics, he then defeats the neighbouring kingdom of Eshnunna, which has given refuge to Zuuthusu, but his brother escapes again, this time into Elam Hammurabi s marriage to the feisty princess of Eshnunna creates problems at home, but he finds in her a soul mate who shares his dream of a single kingdom to replace the plethora of small city states which are constantly at war with each other Surrounded by powerful neighbours, including the Assyrians, the Hittites, the Sumerians and the Elamites, he employs astute diplomacy, as well as the judicious use of military force, to make Babylon into one of the most powerful nations in ancient Mesopotamia and a springboard for his later conquests Zuuthusu uses every trick in the book to frustrate Hammurabi s ambitions until, defeated on the battlefield once , he flees into the mountains and heads towards a final showdown This is the first of two novels by H A Culley about the fascinating life of Hammurabi, the first Emperor of Babylonia, who was also the creator of the first written code of laws in the ancient world, several hundred years before the Ten Commandments.


Recent Comments "Babylon - The Concubine's Son"

This book grabbed my attention because it was set in an interesting time period that I’ve always held a fascination for. First off this is classified as a historical fiction and as I delved into it I was pleasantly surprised that it was well done. Often historical fiction in this time period suffers from plot holes and inaccuracies. Neither of which do you find in this story. The author H.A. Culley is able to pull together a story that is vivid and understandable. The characters are well defin [...]

So- good things about the book- firstly, the period it is set in is novel for me, and thus I enjoyed learning more about it. However, though the plot was reasonable, at points the narrative felt a wee bit repetitive. I found Culley's writing style more narrative than descriptive. Character development is okay, but not brilliant. As the book does not follow any single character's mind frame in great depth, I suppose some loss of character development is to be expected. However, I was a bit disapp [...]

This book tells a story about the early part of Hammurabi's life and reign. The story begins with the murder of Hammurabi's father by one of his stepbrother. Author was able to catch my interest straight away with Hammurabi's struggle to stay alive and how he raised an army to capture his father's throne. The storytelling is straightforward and it is possibly not of the highest standard, but it depicts a very interesting period of the human history. I have a natural interest in history and that [...]

Compelling look at a little appreciated time and place in history, as well as a gripping drama. An interesting read for a summer night.Would be a good way to introduce this part of the world and it's cultural impact. I enjoyed it a lot.

I'm interested in the story of Hammurabi. As with many Kindle books, the editing/proofreading is very poor.


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