The Hittite

Ben Bova

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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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The dreadful news reached us when we were less than a day’s march from the capital, returning home after a long, hard campaign against the wily Armenians, in the mountains far to the north. The gods had turned their backs on our rightful emperor; he had been poisoned by his own scheming sons. Now, lusting for the power their father had wielded, the sons made war on one another.
The empire of the Hatti stretched from beyond the twin peaks of Mount Ararat in the northeast to the shores of the Great Sea. Our armies sacked Babylon and fought the prideful Egyptians at Qadesh and Megiddo

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"Excellent.  A thrilling and inventive retelling of the legend of Troy."
--David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Expediter

"Completely convincing and emotionally satisfying; the adventure and warfare are gripping enough to keep me awake to finish the book in a single night.  I hope that when I'm [Bova's] age, I'll be doing--as he is--the best work of my career."
--Orson Scott Card, New York Times bestselling author of Ender's Game

"A cast of stars, all seen through the eyes of a Hittite warrior. With authentic battle scenes and the reality of siege warfare, THE HITTITE is an adventure you'll want to undertake."
--Barbara D'Amato, Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of Foolproof

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About the Author

Ben Bova

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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The Hittite
Ben Bova

e-Book Agency

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429937870
ISBN10: 1429937874
320 pages
$7.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
May 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765363633
ISBN10: 0765363631
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 352 pages
$7.99
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