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  • Captivating Novel Introductions: Writing the Perfect Opening Line!

    “Unlock the secrets to crafting the perfect opening line for your novel with our guide. Learn from timeless examples in literature and discover how to captivate readers from the very first sentence. Dive into the art of intrigue, atmosphere, and emotion to create an opening that leaves a lasting impression. Your journey to writing a…

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  • ManyBooks Author of the Day 29/11/2023!

    Daniel Pugsley – Exciting Historical Adventure Set in Babylon | ManyBooks Posted on 29th of November, 2023 by Naomi Bolton Daniel is a history nerd with a passion for all things historical fiction. As an English and ESOL teacher, he spent a decade living in Italy, Japan, Poland and the UAE. He is now back in…

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  • Alittum

    Born: Eshnunna, 1774 BCE Position: Priestess of Ishtar Family: Niece of Muna, High Priestess of Ishtar Young life As an only child, Alittum was devoted to her parents. She grew up in a relatively poor part of Eshnunna, near the river, though her family were never close to starvation. This was largely due to aunt…

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  • Authentic weapons in fiction

    Bani’s Sword It was very difficult to research the exact type of weapons and armour used in the Old Babylonian period. The weapons wielded by Bani and his Red Swords in Son of Babylon are a blend of two iconic weapons. These are the Egyptian Khopesh, and the Mesopotamian Sickle Sword. Bani’s blade Lion’s Roar…

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  • Old Babylonian Weddings

    Introduction In Son of Babylon, we see an old Babylonian wedding, and the feast following another. In researching this chapter, I leaned heavily on the work of Dr Samuel N Greengus, and his article Greengus, S. “Old Babylonian Marriage Cereminies and Rites.” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 20, no. 2 (1966): 55-72 I will not include…

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