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Written in the AshesIn the bloody clash between Christians and pagans in fifth century Alexandria a servant girl becomes the last hope for preserving peace in this evocative and thrilling tale a blend of history adventure religion romance and mysticism reminiscent of The Mists of Avalon“Written in the Ashes is one of those rare novels that sets ‘history’ afire to bathe readers in the glow of a greater hotter truth Fans of The Mists of Avalon will find this romanticalchemicalfeministspiritual epic eually captivating” Tom Robbins bestselling author of Tibetan Peach Pie A Tru Written In the Ashes takes place in the 5th century after the Roman Empire collapses in Alexandria Egypt It opens with teenager Hannah a shepherd girl roaming the desert with her father in search of a new place to live that has water for their sheep and themselves to live One night Hannah sleeps close to the sheep to keep an eye on them but she is awakened by men who kidnap her and rape her They bring her to Alexandria and auction her off as a slave to the highest bidder Tarek However Tarek is a young man still living in his father's house His father Alizar soon discovers HannahAlizar recognizes the beauty and talent in Hannah for her intelligence and singing voice He decides to give her the opportunity to buy back her freedom and sends her to the Library of Alexandria to get educated and is taken under the wings of Hypatia the library's headmistress and other's When Hypatia gives lectures she invites Hannah to sing and the audience is mesmerizedMeanwhile the Bishop Cyril vows to rid Alexandria of all he views as pagan including Jews and Hypatia Cyril does find a way to chase the Jews out and a great many are killed How far will he go Does he and his disciples have anything to do with the burning of the Great Library How will Hannah fair in all of this You must read Written In the Ashes to find out Yes this is a must read for all historical fiction lovers This is K Hollan Van Zandt's first book but you would never guess it It sung to me like the main character Hannah with beautiful prose gleaming characters and 5th century Alexandria Egypt being brought to life The words poured off the pages and as hard as I tried to savour each word I could not put Written In the Ashes down I cried at the end because I was so upset that the book ended Written In the Ashes is book one in what Van Zandt hopes to be a trilogy It has been optioned by Mark R Harris Academy Award Winning Producer Crash Gods Monsters for a TV mini series Van Zandt told me that one of the big publishers really loved the book but doesn't think that readers are interested in 5th century Alexandria Egypt and the burning of the Great Library I find that hard to believe and I hope you will help K Hollan Van Zandt I and others prove them wrong Written In the Ashes is in my top 5 books of all time I hope it will be yours as well

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Download Epub ¼ Written in the Ashes ô 448 pages × K. hollan van zandt Õ In the bloody clash between Christians and pagans in fifth century Alexandria a servant girl becomes the last hope for preserving peace in this evocative and thrilling tale—a blend of history adventure religion romaTions Hannah embarks on a dangerous uest to unite the fractured pieces of the Emerald Tablet the last hope to save the pagans and create peaceOn this odyssey that leads her to the lost oracles of Delfi and Amun Ra and to rediscovered ancient cities and rituals Hannah will experience forbidden loves painful betrayals and poignant reunions But her efforts may be in vain Returning to Alexandria Hannah finds a city engulfed in violence even as her own romantic entanglements come to a head Now it’s not only her future but the fate of all Alexandria that is at stake Save your hate for someone who deserves itThis and other beautiful uotes fill the pages of Written in the Ashes Written is the Ashes was at first refreshing because this is the first non YA book I've read in weeks which is highly unusual It's also a historical novel which I don't read very oftenEvery once in a while a book comes along that restores my faith in indiesmall pub books I read indies to discover books like this brilliant uniue original and well written reads gems that only be found if you dig deep enough through the mud and the rock I can hardly believe such a novel exists that so few people know about well enough that an Academy Award winning producer read it and snatched it up for a TV miniseries DThis novel is highly entertaining as well as thought provoking and the amount of hard work and research put into it is evident on every page I could clearly picture the beauty and the danger of the 5th century setting and the stunning characters especially the beautiful and brave Hannah Ashes has it all love passion growth drama adventure danger murder humor and above all an absolutely gripping and gorgeous writing styleI am absolutely a fan of Kaia VanZandt and I have just one uestion for her where can I get the seuelPS Apparently Ashley Judd yes the lead in TV show Missing talks about Kaia “Kaia is an old soul She’s a powerful intelligent woman I look forward to reading her book”Cool huh

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E Account of an Imaginative Life and Villa IncognitoAfter she is abducted from her home in the mountains of Sinai Hannah is enslaved and taken to Alexandria where she becomes the property of Alizar an alchemist and pagan secretly working to preserve his culture Revered for her beautiful singing voice the young slave is invited to perform at the city’s Great Library where she becomes friends with the revered mathematician and philosopher Hypatia as well as other pagans who curate its magnificent collections Determined to help them uphold pagan culture and tradi Oh where to begin with this book Where to begin There were so many things that I loved in this book First one of the main stars of the show is the Great Library of Alexandria As a voracious reader with a love for history I've always felt a little sad when I think about the Great Library burning While it may seem silly to still be upset about things that happened hundreds and hundreds of years ago just think of all that information that was lost when that library burned Think of everything that was lost Think of what we could have learned Okay now that I've made you a little bit sad about a building burning down many many years ago let's continue ;VanZandt does a fantastic job with recreating what it must have been like to live back in Alexandria during the 400s You can see the sites of the port in your mind's eye You can imagine the clothing of all of the different kinds of people that made their way to Alexandria I love great settings and I love great characters but I love most of all when an author can give you a full bodied experience And what I mean by that is when an author gives you everything you could want in a book You feel like you could be in the setting You know exactly what the characters look like You can see yourself hanging out with them oh Hannah you are so awesome or punching them in the face oh Tare you're pretty terrible and have way too much for your own good To say I got sucked into the book would be an understatement In the interest of full disclosure I found myself sneaking looks at my Kindle just to read another page or two whenever I could And yes this book almost made me miss my Metro stop I didn't miss it but came very close to doing so; a mark of a great bookLet me tell you about the characters too Hannah the main character was a stand out for me She's the type of person that I'd love to have a glass of wine with and just chat She was from Sinai and was brought to Alexandria where she was sold as a slave She's bright and is so nice to everyone who is nice to her She also knows how to kick you know what and take names when she needs to I love that she can do both It's such a good balanceNot only did this book take me to a place that I had never really been before I've read historical fiction about Egypt but most of it seemed to take place elsewhere and not in Alexandria I think I would have gotten on well in Alexandria It seems like my kind of place with all of the education and philophizing going on This was sooooo goodBottom line Historical fiction lovers who want a full bodied experience must read this book emphasis on the must; this is not optional