The Huffington Post ran a great article earlier today with a brief history of Palmyra's Warrior Queen Zenobia:
The timing feels a little awkward for me. My novel about Zenobia comes out on December 1st, and I wish that her story was getting media attention for any reason other than Palmyra and her legacy being destroyed.
But the HuffPo article is right: one of the best ways to fight against tyranny and destruction is to make sure our past stays alive through story and record once the landmarks and sites have vanished. I hope that in some small way Daughter of Sand and Stone can contribute to keeping the story of Zenobia and Palmyra alive.