The Purple Quest

The Purple Quest

by Frank G. Slaughter

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Overview

A turbulent story of violence, desire, and intrigue in ancient Phoenicia.



Straton, royal descendant of a past rul­ing house, watched as his native land—the great Phoenician port city of Tyre—was torn apart by intrigues within the government. Called home from his voyages, Straton saw young King Pygmalion yielding to the degen­erate influences of an evil stranger.



His love for Hera and the jealousy of Queen Elissa obscured by the turmoil that threatened to destroy them all, Straton tried to heal the rifts within Tyre. The treasure he had carried home from a distant island—the Dra­gon's Blood—promised to bring great wealth to the city and to unite the peo­ple. But as the Phoenicians struggled with their fears and superstitions, their Abyssinian enemies prepared for war.



With the clash of swords and the thrust of spears, The Purple Quest builds to an exciting climax as blood flows in the city of Tyre and on the ships that for five hundred years had carried the Phoenicians to the farthest corners of the ancient world.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161372333
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Publication date: 06/24/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 349,276
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Frank Gill Slaughter, pseudonym C.V. Terry, was an American bestselling novelist and physician whose books sold more than 60 million copies. His novels drew on his own experience as a doctor and reflected his interest in history and the Biblical world. He often introduced readers to exciting findings in medical research and new inventions in medical technology.



Slaughter was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Stephen Lucious Slaughter and Sallie Nicholson Gill. When he was about five years old, his family moved to a farm near Berea, North Carolina, which is west of Oxford, North Carolina.



Several of Slaughter's novels became films, including The Warrior, made into the 1953 Rock Hudson film Seminole; Sangaree, made into the 1953 film of that name starring Fernando Lamas; and Doctors' Wives, made into the 1971 film starring Dyan Cannon and Gene Hackman.

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