Children of the Lion Series, book # XIII. In an age when legends are born, an ancient desert kingdom endures an epochal storm of warfare that heralds humanity's revolt against oppression. A tyrant of the Israelites is murdered, igniting the fury of a once-mighty people that now toils under the command of a sadistic, power-hungry general. It is the prophecy of a simple country woman - a woman who hears the word of God - that finally infuses the Chosen People with the divine strength to defend their honor and their great, fertile Promised Land. Meanwhile, on the far-off shores of Asia Minor, another war rages beyond the walls that confine the legendary beauty Helen of Troy. Throughout these two battles the Children of the Lion, a special clan of people blessed and cursed by the mark of Cain, find their lives mysteriously intertwined with the destiny of these empires - a fate that will change the course of history forever
part of the peter danielson biblical series, a wonderful set of books.this is book 13 and is out of print if someone is looking for it.