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Subject: Childern of the Lion by Peter Danielson
Date Posted: 2/18/2010 8:02 AM ET
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Has anyone read this series of books? I cannot find any information on them and wondered, they are set in ancient Egypt. Also there is no info on the list of books and where they are in the series, if anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it.

 

~Nona

Date Posted: 2/18/2010 8:39 AM ET
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Nona, I remember this series, but I never read any of them.

If you got to this site, Fantastic Fiction, they list the series in order.  Children of the Lion is the first book, and it says there are 19 books in all.

Hope this helps some!

Date Posted: 2/18/2010 9:08 AM ET
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Vicky's suggestion to check out Fantastic Fiction is a perfect one. That's always the first place I go when I need series information.

I actually have six books in this series, but I haven't read any of them. I bought a box of books at an estate sale and these books were there, but I've never tried to read them because only books 2 thru 7 were in the box. They didn't have book one! Drat! I probably will get the first book eventually though because I really do enjoy fiction about the stories in the Bible. I've read and enjoyed books by India Edgehill, Eva Etzioni-Halevy, Marek Halter, and many others. I think some people may dismiss Biblical Fiction because they don't want to be preached at, but there is actually a lot of good fiction in this genre. The Bible, especially the Old Testament, is full of interesting stories that make for some great fiction and I've really enjoyed seeing these stories I learned as a child after they've been fleshed out by a good writer.

Peter Danielson is actually a pseudonym used by George Warren, Hugh Zackary, and James Reasoner. There may be one other author who wrote just one book in this series, but I can't remember for sure now.  Hugh Zachary also wrote a series about Sierra Leone that I was interested in trying, but I couldn't find much info about the series so I never ordered it. I might look into it again one day though because Sierra Leone has a fascinating history. I'd like to learn more about it one day.

James Reasoner wrote a bunch of Westerns, but I've never read any of these books either. He wrote the "Walker: Texas Ranger" books and that's the only reason I remember his name. When my son was about 7, he was obsessed with Walker, Texas Ranger. He probably still knows every word to the song, lol.

Well, I gave you a bunch of information, but since none of it was about the series you asked for, I wasn't very much help! ;-)  Sorry! If you start reading this series, let us know what you think!

Date Posted: 2/18/2010 9:40 AM ET
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Wiki has an article on the series, and the list of books, in order.

I got the first book of the series from PBS and I liked it enough to continue the series, although not enough to order the next ones immediately.  It begins in Egypt at the time Abraham first arrives there during a famine and the main character ends up with Abraham's people when they leave and head back for Canaan.  It's an interesting take. 

It reminds me of Dana Fuller Ross Wagons West series.  Likeable and worth reading if you are interested in the era and its events.  But not great.  I'd put both of those series (to the extent I've read them) as 3/5.

Date Posted: 2/18/2010 10:32 AM ET
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I remember reading these years ago and I seem to recall that the first 4 or 5 were pretty good but the series got progressively silly as it went on and I gave up reading it.