The Revenge of Ishtar

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Tundra Books, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 24 pages
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In this second volume in the Gilgamesh trilogy, Enkidu joins Gilgamesh in the quest to slay Humbaba, the monster who has attacked the city and caused great destruction, including the death of the beautiful singer, Shamat. Gilgamesh and Enkidu successfully slay the monster and in so doing, Gilgamesh attracts the attention of the goddess Ishtar. In rejecting her advances, he incurs her revenge and an attack by the Bull of Heaven. Enkidu manages to kill the bull, but is slain by Ishtar, striking at the bond between the two friends. Shattered, Gilgamesh vows he will destroy the last monster: death.

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Review: The Revenge of Ishtar (The Gilgamesh Trilogy #2)

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The tone of Zeman's illustrations drew me in. My favorite part is how in 1993 she predicted the 'comics' rush of 20 years later. She uses a framing technique incorporating visual motifs from ... Read full review

Review: The Revenge of Ishtar (The Gilgamesh Trilogy #2)

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The tone of Zeman's illustrations drew me in. My favorite part is how in 1993 she predicted the 'comics' rush of 20 years later. She uses a framing technique incorporating visual motifs from ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Ludmila Zeman was born in the former Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Canada in 1984. She has taught art in Vancouver, created animated sequences for Sesame Street and, with her husband, made the film Lord of the Sky, an award-winning animated short. Her epic Gilgamesh trilogy won numerous awards. Her book, The First Red Maple Leaf, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Illustration.

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