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The Hittite by Ben Bova
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Mar 30, 2012

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Read from March 30 to April 03, 2012

Bova is an author I haven't read before. I just happened to pick up the book from one of those bargain tables at a local bookstore. The story of a Hittite warrior returning home to find the Hatti empire in chaos and his town burning and his wife and family taken captive moves along easily. It is set in the time of Troy with Greek armies beseiging the city to recapture the beautiful Helen who had been stolen from her husband.

Lukka, the hero, and leader of a ragtag band of hatti warriors sets out to find his wife and family, and is thrust into the seige.

Bova writes an interesting book giving insights into the period. I'd rate it about a 3 1/2.

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