This is a grand adventure set in Ancient Times where the Hittites were a powerful force to be reckoned with, Judges ruled in fledgling Israel, and the early Greeks, or Mycenaeans, were growing in power.
Now, I know it’s a book for kids, but it had me hooked from chapter one. Hittite Warrior by Joanne Williamson is a grand visit to the days of the Hittites, the Mycenaeans, the Philistines, and the Phoenicians.
And did I mention Israel during the times of the Judges (Deborah, Barak)?
The story begins in a Hittite village where Uriah Tarhund, the son of a horse breeder, lives. As the adventure beings, Egypt has a huge empire in the south and the Hittites rule the north.
The Canaanites carry on as merchants even when they are under and occupying enemy. But a new enemy is coming. The Mycenaeans (Ancient Greeks) from the West (Crete, Aegean Penisula, islands in the Mediterranean Sea) are expanding their power.