Summary and Reviews of
The Blood Star
by Nicholas Guild
The sequel to Nicholas Guild's international best-seller The Assyrian, The Blood Star is the epic story of Tiglath Ashur, a prince of the royal house, as he faces years of exile in Arabia, Egypt, Sidon, Greece and Sicily and then a return to his homeland of Assyrian, where the mystery of his fate is at last unraveled.
What others have said about Nicholas Guild's The Blood Star:
"I was beginning to believe that literate authors had stopped writing novels. Now my faith is restored. . .Nicholas Guild is a fantastic storyteller. Every word has a purpose. His characters, his settings, his actions are crystal clear."
"Guild has surpassed himself with this long historical novel, which is entertaining from start to finish and leaves one with the feeling that there could yet be another to follow . . .dare we hope!"
"Shot through with dark, exotic lyricism, Guild's majestic historical epic cuts a wide swath through ancient Assyria, Egypt, Phoenicia, Sicily, Greece. . .This saga serves up a rich, intoxicating feast, interweaving a cultural anthropology of unfamiliar lands and a stoic meditation on mortality, fate, revenge and justice, the ties of love and blood."
The Blood Star is the kind of novel they invented summers, vacations and beaches for. It is a big, grand spectacle, an epic read that take you back 2,700 years to ancient Assyria. It so vividly re-creates the period that you'd swear author Nicholas Guild researched the book in a previous life . . .The Blood Star is more than 660 pages long, and The Assyrian is almost as weighty, but no matter how many hours you spend with these tales, you'll be sorry when the last page is turned.
Amazon Customer Reviews
"I can't remember how many years it's been that I have read a book, 664 pages, cover to cover, hardly coming up for air."