Welcome to Judith Starkston’s website. Her debut novel Hand of Fire, set during the Trojan War, is available September 2014 (Fireship Press). Enjoy reviews of Hand of Fire, book club questions, the event calendar and an excerpt. You’ll also find historical background about this fascinating place and time, book reviews of reads you don’t want to miss and other on-going information from the historical fiction community.
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Favorites around the web this week. In archaeology: a bronze age tomb in Thessaly, Greece, an exhibit of pre-classical Greece in France, 8,000 yr old Israeli olive oil, recreating Egyptian bread. In historical fiction: a post about his fic series with some of my favorite authors in it, a review of All the Light We Cannot See, & insulting people like a good historical fiction writer.
Knossos, by Laura Gill, takes the big view of the history of Crete, unfolding the years between 1900 and 1200 BC in a series of interrelated, extended stories.
My post about the role of magic and powerful words in Hittite healing to restore harmony between the divine and mortal realms and in the process bring about physical health.
Click through to find out all the news and what’s up with the Arizona Historical Novel Society. Everyone welcome–writers and readers. We’re an informal group with no dues just lots of great community and information sharing.