The Hittite

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St. Martin's Press, May 24, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages

This is the tale of Lukka, the Hittite soldier who traveled across Greece in search of the vicious slave traders who kidnapped his wife and sons. He tracks them all the way to war-torn Troy. There he proves himself a warrior to rank with noble Hector and swift Achilles. Lukka is the man who built the Trojan horse for crafty Odysseus, who toppled the walls of Jericho for the Isrealites, who stole beautiful Helen--the legendary face that launched a thousand ships--from her husband Menaleus after the fall of Troy and fought his way across half the known world to bring her safely to Egypt.

 

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User Review  - longhorndaniel - LibraryThing

was a really neat take on a classical story; i would have liked to see some of the Biblical references to the Hittites worked in somehow but a good story none the less Read full review

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User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

Who knew Ben Bova did historical fiction...read perfectly by Stephan Rodnicki. The pacing was fast, the story precise, the characters believable. The story of wandering soldier who gets involved in ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
22
Section 4
36
Section 5
103
Section 6
119
Section 7
137
Section 8
142
Section 12
189
Section 13
220
Section 14
231
Section 15
267
Section 16
275
Section 17
292
Section 18
303
Section 19
335

Section 9
151
Section 10
161
Section 11
163
Section 20
339
Section 21
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Ben Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One, Leviathans of Jupiter and the Grand Tour novels, including Titan, winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and in 2008 he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award "for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature." He is President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, and a former editor of Analog and former fiction editor of Omni. As an editor, he won science fiction's Hugo Award six times. Dr. Bova's writings have predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more. He lives in Florida.

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