An Epic scorched by the desert's fires, inflamed with ancient wars and timeless loves. A new generation of Children of the Lion--branded at birth by the indelible mark of Cain--find that their secret skills put them in the vanguard of a desperate army beseiged on both flanks. Swearing allegiance to Egypt's last Pharaoh, they gird themselves against famine and attacking forces from both north and south. But prophecies foretelll the strange fate to befall the mighty of these disert kingdoms--as a dream predicts a wicked ruler's death, a young slave uncovers a deadly betrayal, and the Children of the Lion face the dangers of a beautiful woman's cruel wiles and a new enemy's flashing swords. Now this stirring legend tells of the fabulous adventures of brave heroes...the glittering splendor of conquerors and kings...the glorious passions of men and women, once in chains, now free to challenge and to love.
Book VI in the Children of the Lion Series, the author Peter Danielson was only a pen name for used by a series that was actually written by 3 authors. Loosely based on Old Testament biblical events the total number of books in this series is 19 with this one being number 6. The first was written in 1984, the last written in 1995.