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The Serpent and the Staff av Barbara Wood
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The Serpent and the Staff (utgåvan 2013)

av Barbara Wood

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" 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"--… (mer)
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Titel:The Serpent and the Staff
Författare:Barbara Wood
Info:Turner (2013), Hardcover, 460 pages
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The Serpent and the Staff av Barbara Wood

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This was quite a complex love story, set in Syria in 1450 B.C.E. Leah is the daughter of a wealthy vintner. She is getting on in age and must be found a husband. Jotham is an older man who is also wealthy and wants Leah for his wife. Unfortunately the betrothal meeting goes badly, with Jotham and his sister feeling insulted and vowing to get revenge on Leah's family. And so begins a vendetta by Jotham to destroy the family that insulted him so.

Daveed is a scribe that comes to work for Leah's father Elias in the midst of the family's struggles. He is a man of honour, a warrior scribe, and he falls in love with Leah. He knows he is not an appropriate husband for Leah so he just has to standby while she is married off to a distant family member.

In order to win back the favour of Jotham and his sister, Leah tries to find the cure for the "falling sickness" which is rumoured to be in Jotham's family. This leads her to coaxing remedies from Aunt Rakel, who is getting old and is not always a very reliable information source. Daveed helps record Rakel's recipes for Leah.

There is also a lot of adventure in this novel as characters become involved with the royalty of Ugarit (Syria) and later with the Egyptian royals.

The author did a good job of giving this reader an idea of what life may have been like for women in this time. Leah is a very strong woman, and perhaps a bit modern for the times, but these behaviours are explained in a way I found appropriate. Her grandmother Avagail was one of my favourites, as well as poor old Aunt Rakel. There were a couple of parts in the story that just didn't quite seem right and the cover really didn't seem to relate to the story in my opinion. However, it was a good read and I enjoyed it. ( )
  Roro8 | Mar 15, 2014 |
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" 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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