Book 2 of the Sumerian Chronicles Trilogy
A GENDER CONFLICT EXPLODES IN WAR
Uruk's occupational force is too small to hold Nippur. To divert mounting resistance, the Bull Priest uses sabotage to escalate a feud between Sumer's two largest landed clans.
Working incognito as "The Lark," Uruna roves Sumer's darkest corners to prevent the ensuing civil war from spreading to temple, village, and family. Her effort to unite the clans alienates one side--husband Anu's family--and drives him away to a vengeful manhunt.
What no one counts on is the barbarian in their midst, a warlord with but one goal: destroy them all. And he has just the horde to do it.
Each book in The Sumerian Chronicles trilogy can stand alone, but the entirety is best appreciated when read in sequence. You will find the same characters throughout, but sometimes operating in different roles.