Empire Rising

by Sam Barone

On Sale: 08/26/2008

Empire Rising

by Sam Barone

On Sale: 08/26/2008


About the Book

Into this violent, unsettled land come the outcast Korthac and the remnants of his mighty desert fighters. Joining forces with Ariamus and his brutal band of thieves, the invaders set their sights on the biggest prize of all: the burgeoning city of Akkad—already renowned for its riches . . . and for the courage and wisdom of its two leaders.

The former barbarian, Eskkar, and his beloved wife, Trella, face a challenge far more daunting than the savage horde that previously threatened the young city they built together and have sworn to protect. For, while Eskkar roams the land, hoping to bring other towns into his growing empire, an insidious menace is slipping unnoticed into Akkad, intending to wreak havoc from within—to loot and enslave . . . and bring death.

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Critical Praise

“Never boring...the setting is convincingly rendered, and the characters--heroes and villains--are sharply drawn.” - Publishers Weekly

“EMPIRE RISING is a winner from the first page to the last. Highly recommended.” - John Lescroart

“Barone knows his stuff and writes fluently of life, love, and war.” - John Lescroart

“If Bernard Cornwell and Diana Gabaldon decided to collaborate on a novel, the result would be something like this.” - Arizona Republic

“Equal parts history lesson, love story and war saga, Barone’s first historical will have readers turning pages.” - Publishers Weekly

“Beautifully imagined and researched adventure, with terrific action!” - Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“[A] wonderful book! Big, passionate, powerful, epic...sheer story-telling prowess. I couldn’t put it down!” - --John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of THE HUNT CLUB

“[A] compelling first novel ...Readers will find it hard to put down this dramatic tale of conflict.” - Library Journal


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060892470
  • ISBN 10: 0060892471
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 08/26/2008
  • Pages: 576
  • List Price:8.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Asian American
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Romance / New Adult
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Romance / Historical / General

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