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A recent purchase I lucked into while browing my favorite used book store (Anthologies), this book tells the tale of an Egyptian slave and the life around her as the island city her master lives on prepares for an eventual siege. She speaks not one word as we focus on the young man who falls in love with her and how he joins the army as a means of letting out his anger over the fact that she belongs to his father. It is a wonderfully illustrated book with real and vibrant characters who took me ...more