Delilah

Delilah

Book - 2009
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Given to the temple of Atargatis as a child, Delilah is raised to be a priestess to the Five Cities that rule Canaan.  With her beloved friend Aylah, Delilah grows up under the watchful eyes of high priestess Derceto, who sees the devout young priestesses as valuable playing pieces in her political schemes.

In the hills of Canaan, the Israelites chafe under the rule of the Five Cities, and choose Samson to lead them to victory.  A reluctant warrior, Samson is a man of great heart who prefers peace to war.  But fearing a rebellion, those who rule the Five Cities will do anything to capture Samson. When Samson catches a glimpse of Delilah, he is ready to risk his freedom to marry her, and Derceto seizes the chance to have Samson at her mercy. The Temple's intrigues against Samson force Aylah and Delilah apart, lead Delilah to question her own heart, and change her future forever.

A glorious and inventive retelling of an ancient story,  Delilah  is a soaring tale of political turmoil, searing betrayal, passionate friendship, and forbidden love.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312338916
0312338910
Characteristics: 354 p. ; 25 cm.

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nutty7688 May 02, 2011

Started off slowly about a young girl who was sold to the priest of the city for slavery and possibly a move up to a dancer for several Princes. Making a new heart-sister in Aylah who was taken as a slave they excelled in their dance to become the most desirable.

kpalichuk Jun 26, 2010

The story of Samson and Delilah, told from the point of view of a bard who was Samson's friend.

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