The Last Lion Standing - Wes Brustad

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5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
506 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1547105168  
ISBN-10: 154710516X 
BISAC: Fiction / Christian / Historical
Only two years after Nebuchadnezzar’s death, the infighting began. A series of power plays for the throne was subsequently set in motion during the last two decades leading to the empire’s ultimate collapse. The last man on the throne was Belshazzer, never a king in his own right but rather a co-regent appointed by his father. As the princes of Babylon together with their wives and mistresses partied in a drunken orgy into the night, Persian soldiers entered the supposedly impregnable city through the Euphrates River under the city’s walls, Within hours and with little bloodshed, Cyrus the Great had conquered the Babylonian empire. 
This story of the last days and years of the Babylonian empire is one of sexual intrigue, political deception, corruption, and, above all, consummate greed and a thirst for riches. It is a story of God’s promise to the Jews fulfilled, in spite of overwhelming odds that it would never happen.  
Amazingly, one man served all of Babylon’s kings for sixty-six of the eighty-seven years’ life of Babylonia. Initially appointed by Nebuchadnezzar as a young man to serve as Governor of the empire, and often removed from office and threatened with his life, Daniel never wavered in his conviction to serve his God nor in his integrity to the throne no matter the current ruler. His judgment was impeccable, his governance fair and just. Word of his abilities and leadership spread throughout the kingdoms of the world. He was held in such high honor that even Cyrus brought him to the Persian capital to be an advisor to his throne.  
Others came and went. Only one man remained constant, even twelve years beyond the demise of the Babylonian empire: Daniel . . . the last lion of Babylon.