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The Serpent and the Staff, Barbara Wood

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The Serpent and the Staff
Title
The Serpent and the Staff
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Wood
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ugarit, Syria, 1450 B.C.E. Eighteen-year-old Leah, the eldest daughter of a wealthy winemaker, is past the traditional age of betrothal. Vowed to wed the wealthy but cruel shipbuilder Jotham, Leah declines his offer of marriage after discovering that he and his family suffer from "the falling sickness." Enraged by her refusal and his ruined reputation, he blackmails Leah's father, a punishment forgiven only by offering Leah's hand in marriage. With no more options for another suitor and no male heir for her family, Leah must seek out the cure for Jotham's sickness or her family will face permanent ruin. During her quest Leah begins to burn with desire for Daveed, the handsome household scribe whose culture forbids their union. Daveed has been called by the gods to restore the Brotherhood, an elite fraternity of guardians at the great Library of Ugarit, rumored to contain the secret symbol of immortality within its ancient archives. If his plan succeeds, it may also save Leah's family from disaster. But even Daveed and Leah cannot fathom the extent of Jotham's sinister schemes to make Leah his bride once and for all. With rich historical detail, The Serpent and the Staff is a sweeping tale of love, betrayal, and how one family's faith can overcome the obstacles that life has in store for them"--
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Title
The serpent and the staff
Creator
Summary
A tale set during a turbulent mid-15th-century period when Egypt was on the brink of becoming the dominant world power finds the daughter of a winemaker blackmailed by a cruel shipbuilder who would marry her in spite of his family's genetic illness, a situation that is complicated by Leah's forbidden love for a scribe from another culture
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Genre
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10225100
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O5877
LC item number
S47 2013
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Barbara Wood
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Serpent & the staff
The Serpent and the Staff, Barbara Wood

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