An Israeli poet invents, in an amazingly beautiful poetic prose, an archaic epic of a people that never were. Gods, and people, kings and heroes, swirl under the great wings of fate in a whirlpool of desires and love, an adventure of bravery and power struggles. An enthralling plot full of inspiration and flight.
Amir Or studied theology and classics at the Hebrew University. He has had six collections of poetry published, as well as articles on poetry and the classics. His poems have been translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Slovenian, Macedonian, Arabic and Japanese. This is his first book in prose.
"A magical world you want to be a part of. A book to gladden the hearts of all lovers of historic epics, lovers of mythology, and those addicted to imagination and fantasy junkies. A rare celebration."
"An inspired literary invention... splendid epic in the style of the renowned ancient epics... The daring and range are impressive, but especially impressive is the amazing linguistic virtuosity."
"I read Song of Tahira with greed and wonderment... Not only is the Hebrew shining, but so too is the plot: it is sweeping, paced and deep, a masterpiece of fate and mystery."
"An endearing epic... The book has everything in the best tradition of the genre... A grand victory... The prologue is a pure gem."