By Libbie Hawker
While Zenobia takes regulate of her personal destiny, will the gods punish her audacity?
Zenobia, the proud daughter of a Syrian sheikh, refuses to marry opposed to her will. She won’t undergo a life of subservience. while her father dies, she units out on her personal, pursuing the ability she believes to be her birthright, dreaming of the Roman Empire’s downfall and her ascendance to the throne.
Defying her family members, Zenobia arranges her personal marriage to the main influential guy within the urban of Palmyra. yet their union is something yet peaceful—his different spouse begrudges the wedding and the delivery of Zenobia’s son, and Zenobia reveals herself ever extra attracted to her guardsman, Zabdas. As struggle breaks out, she’s confronted with poor choices.
From the decadent halls of Rome to the golden sands of Egypt, Zenobia fights for energy, for romance, and for her son. yet will her hubris draw the wrath of the gods? Will she examine a “woman’s place,” or can she ultimately stake her declare as Empress of the East?
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Everyone was hungry and thirsty. Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel.
ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel. Enrique felt sick. He wondered if he was about to die. He shut his eyes. The soldiers fired their weapons. NARRATOR 1: Bullets whizzed past the women and children, but the bullets missed them all.
Is it really safe to leave? GREGORIO: Even if we surrender, I do not think we will be allowed to live. I would rather die fighting. Please take the children and leave. I will stay and fight. ANITA: Our family will stay together. If they kill one, they can kill us all. GREGORIO: Our freedom is worth fighting for. Next Page — NARRATOR 2 The Script · 41 NARRATOR 2: The armistice ended. Day after day, the Anglos and the Tejanos in the Alamo fought hard against the Mexican Army. Supplies were running low.