Queen of the Persians
In the far reaches of the Persian Empire, a young girl leads a normal life. But when she is aged 13, she is taken from her family to Shushan, the Persian capital. From humble beginnings, Esther rises to be chosen as Queen to King Xerxes the Great. One of the most powerful women in the world, her position seems assured.But then Xerxes is brutally assassinated and Esther finds herself on the run in the mountains and deserts.This fictionalised account of Esther, Queen of the Persians, draws on the known facts about Esther's life in the Persian Empire during the 5th century BC.
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