Wow, this book was packed full of interesting things. I want to call it a historical thriller but it wasn't really fully historical because obviously it's fiction and it wasn't really a thriller because it wasn't scary or anything but it thrilled me. :) Hum, is that clear as mud? Historical Thriller.
At first I was a bit confused because there are quite a few different characters, all in different places doing different things. It took me awhile to get to know the characters enough that I felt like things were coming together in my head. I really did love how all these characters are all on different paths taking them to the same place where they all collide in great climactic force. It was, well, thrilling.
I love books based on historical things, even loosely. What an amazing job Ms. Moore has done with research, making this book feel so believable. I loved the Queen of Sheba story that was interwoven through the book. I feel like that could have been stretched even longer to a whole book of it's own and I would have gladly bought into it.
This was just a very satisfying read. I loved it.
Content: some violence, including a human sacrifice that was somewhat graphic.
Heather B. Moore is the award-winning author of ten novels, two inspirational non-fiction books, and two anthologies, including The Newport Ladies Book Club Series, A Timeless Romance Anthology, and Christ’s Gifts to Women (co-authored by Angela Eschler). Her historical fiction is published under the pen name H.B. Moore. She is the two-time recipient of Best of State in Literary Fiction, two-time Whitney Award Winner, and two-time Golden Quill Winner for Best Novel. Her most recent historical novel under H.B. Moore is Daughters of Jared (2012 LUW Gold Award of Excellence & 2012 LUW Best Book Trailer).