The Queen & the Spymaster -

The Queen & the Spymaster

A Novel Based on the Story of Esther

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The Queen & the Spymaster tells the story of the unlikely champions of Ancient Persia and of a thousand-year vendetta that presages modern historical events in Iran and Afghanistan. Readers are transported to the exotic fortress city of Susa, the imperial palace, and the royal harem, where truth wears a mask. Rapoport meticulously describes a royal court populated by an intricate shadow-world of spies and informants-a sinister brotherhood with orders to draw a target on the king's back; rival cabinet ministers who command private armies; an orphaned girl with a gift for languages and an innate political intuition; a queen who, unbeknownst to all, is a secret agent; and the shrewd tactician who controls her.

Product code: 9781732495500

ISBN 9781732495500
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H228xW6xS152
No. Of Pages 520
Publisher Penlight Publications
""A novel based on the biblical story of Esther, queen of Persia. The author hews to the ancient text while imagining the suspenseful, gripping, and ultimately triumphant backstory of the unlikely heroes of Xerxes' Persia -- Esther, the Bible's highest-placed sleeper agent, and the shrewd tactician who controls her"--Provided by publisher"--