Out of the Lion's Maw (EPUB)
A European bestseller, in print continuously since 1946, now for the first time in English.
An elderly Zoroastrian priest and his teenage apprentice. A dark plot to foment a civil war. Can the two thwart it?
570 BC. The Old Mountain Lion, the predatory king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, has destroyed empires, razed cities, driven whole nations into slavery. Now, he sews discord in the Mediterranean to soften up another victim for a surprise attack: Egypt. It is up to the two unlikely heroes to try to foil the plot, persuade kings, priests, bureaucrats, and generals to change their course. They race against the clock across the Mediterranean, pursued by spies, assassins, and -- eventually -- the whole state apparatus of eternal Egypt.
A classic tale of high adventure, full of white-knuckle twists and turns, cliffhangers and last-minute escapes, engaging characters, and sparkling humor. Continuously in print across Eastern Europe since 1946, it has been compared, for its fast-paced style and historical accuracy, to The Treasure Island and The Three Musketeers.
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