Guild, Nicholas THE BLOOD STAR
New York: Atheneum, 1989. 0689118988 / 9780689118982 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Area of oil-stain to lower front cover, bleeding through just faintly to the pastedown: otherwise nearly fine; in an illustrated dust jacket that is mildly age-toned and shows the stain to the lower edge of the front flap, but that is otherwise near fine.
"Shot through with dark, exotic lyricism, Guild's majestic historical epic cuts a wide swath through ancient Assyria, Egypt, Phoenicia, Sicily, Greece.... Hero Tiglath Ashur, seen before in THE ASSYRIAN...grows in stature through his quest."--Zia Lingua.