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In the Court of the Queen: A Novel of Mesopotamia

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2000 B.C. The old queen of Ur is nearing the end of her days. Ten beautiful, young virgins have been chosen to live in the palace to comfort and entertain her. Hana-Ad leaves behind her rural life and enters an opulent world of lavish meals, expensive garments, and hours of leisure interrupted only by lessons in harp and dance. But what Hana-Ad does not realize is that thi ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published April 5th 2016 by Bartleby Press (first published May 2001)
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Ally
Dec 04, 2014 Ally rated it did not like it
I hate to be so negative but this book just really wasn't very good at all. The plot concerns a girl, named Hana-Ad, living in ancient Sumeria during the reign of Hammurabi in Babylon. She's chosen by the former queen to be one of ten virgins to follow her in death and is taken to the palace and confined there. And that's not so bad but the execution is really very inept.

The first thing I noticed was that the writing was very juvenile. For the first third of the book I thought I was reading the
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