Like Mayflies In A Streamby Shauna Roberts
In the great city of Uruk, there is no peace when Gilgamesh is restless, and he is never at rest. Shamhat, a priestess of Inanna, goes into the wilderness to find and civilize a match for Uruk's violently active God-King. Like Mayflies in a Stream brings new life to the Epic of Gilgamesh, diving into one of the earliest conflicts between civilization and wilderness, civic order and freedom, romance and sexuality. A book of the Hadley Rille Books Archaeology Series.
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The Epic of Gilgamesh had very human origins and in this novel Shauna Roberts explores them. The people, land, city and desert that created Uruk and civilization in Mesopotamia are nicely drawn here. As a reader I enjoyed exploring this world and its people through Roberts' eyes. I believe other readers will also love this story for its romance and touching emotional depths. The cover is not as engaging as it could be but it does show the important elements of the story: the literate priestess Shamhat, who tamed Enkidu, the wild man/companion to King Gilgamesh of the city of Uruk. The story flows quickly and smartly to its end. Recommended.