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Conflict of Empires (Eskkar Saga #3)

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The beginning of civilization is fraught with war, invasion, plunder, and rapine. The little city state of Akkad is carving out a mini-Empire on the banks of the mighty Tigris river—prosperity has returned after the bloody pitched battles waged by Akkad’s ruler Eskkar and his beautiful wife Trella. But now comes Akkad’s greatest threat from the south: Akkad’s rival Sumer,...more
Paperback, 618 pages
Published February 4th 2010 by Random House UK
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Jo at Jaffareadstoo
This is the third book in the empire series and due for release in February 2010.Despite not having read the previous two books I soon became immersed in this story of two ancient kingdoms, both fighting for supremacy. There are some nasty villians and some really exciting characters, both of which gel together really well.
A classic tale of good versus evil, with a smattering of real nastiness thrown in. A good read and great escapism.
Ireney Berezniak
Quest of Honour, the 3rd novel in the Eskkar Saga, follows a pattern that will now be quite familiar to the readers of the series. Akkad, the city of a precursor of Akkadian Empire that this series is set in 1) faces a military challenge, 2) prepares to meet the challenge under the leadership of chief protagonists, Eskkar and Trella, through the first 60% percent of the novel, and 3) meets the challenge, culminating with a major battle in the remaining 20% or so of the novel.

Despite this formula...more
The city of Akkad, having fought off mounted raiders from the steppes and an armed takeover by mercenaries, confronts its most dangerous threat in the rival (and larger) city state of Sumer. Eskkar, guard captain-turned king, and Trella, slave-turned-queen, are an appealing pair. Her intelligence and his force of will and military skill combine to create a plan for the survival of their city. Taken together, the three novels that started with "Dawn of Empire," create what the world of 3600 B.C....more
This is a very long book about not very much. It all basically leads up to the final, albeit huge, extremely well-written, effective and exciting battle. Not a lot more.

From the start, it's blindingly obvious what's going to happen here, who is going to emerge triumphant, so nothing I say below will 'spoil' it for anyone.

I had no idea this was the third of a series 'The Eskkar Saga', when I started it. But it feels like he thought he would write a trilogy before he started. Then thought of an id...more
P.d.r. Lindsay

This novel, sequel to ‘Dawn of Empire’ and ‘Empire Rising’ is set in the early Bronze Age. City state, Akkad, on the banks of the Tigris river, is now a wealthy city state facing the threat of conquest. ‘Conflict of Empires’ is an action and adventure story, a kind of Bronze Age Western, and the novel stands alone, you don’t have to read the first books, although it would probably be a richer read if the reader had.

Main character and hero Eskkar, with his wife, Trella, once slave and now mistr...more
High Wycombe Library
If you liked Quest For Honour" why not try:

Wounds Of Honour by Anthony Riches
Hero Of Rome by Douglas Jackson
Fire In The East by Harry Sidebottom
As good as the first in the series. A brilliantly written final battle scene, although I was disappointed that the enemy rulers weren't brought face-to-face with the hero Eskkar and shown the errors of the ways!
Empire building in early Bronze Age Mesopotamia (3500 BC). This is the third book in the Eskkar Saga following Dawn of Empire and Empire Rising. Excellent read.
Not the first but it will make sense. I didn’t even catch on that it is not the first book till much later. I picked it up because I was bored and ended up liking it allot.
John At Hella Sound
Yep, another Sam Barone book. Another Eskkar-and-Trella story. This one was more epic, slightly more complex than the others. A fun piece of escapist historical fiction.
Really enjoyed this book, just wish i knew it was book 4 in a series.

Looking forward to the last book being released.
Oliver Kaye
An impressive start as an author. Hopefully more to come. Great descriptions of life in the bronze age.
Love this series by Sam Barone - well written, exciting and just a damn good read
good historical tale with good battles
Also titled Quest for Honor.
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