The Legend of ShebaTitle : The Legend of Sheba

Author : Tosca Lee

ISBN-10 :  1451684045

ISBN-13 : 978-1451684049

Paperback : 336 pages

The Plot :

Her name is legend. Her story the epic of nations. The queen of Sheba.

Here is a tale that is told. A desert queen journeyed north with a caravan of riches to pay tribute to a king and his one God.

The story of a queen conquered by a king before she returned to her home land laden with gifts.

This is the tale you are meant to believe.

Which means most of it is a lie.

The truth is far more than even the storytellers could conjure. The riches more priceless. The secrets more corrosive. The love and betrayal more passionate and devastating.

Across the Red Sea, the pillars of the great oval temple once bore my name: Bilqis, Daughter of the Moon. Here, to the west, the porticoes knew another: Makeda, Woman of Fire. To the Israelites, I was queen of the spice lands, which they called Sheba.

Review :

Knowing shockingly little about Bilqis, the Queen of Sheba, myself I loved the details and history in this book. Tosca Lee has managed to convey a lot of history in a few pages. The rich setting and the beauty of Bilqis is conveyed so well it is almost palpable. The amout of research involved definitely shows, especially since there isn’t much information available freely about the Queen of Sheeba.

It is well written and the story is intriguing. A little slow for my tastes but definitely worth a read.

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