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The king's sudden death leaves his son Manasseh as the new ruler. Overcome with sorrow, Manasseh is angry toward God and begins a reign of terror that shocks the kingdom. His own insecurity prompts the death of his closest advisors, dividing the faithful in two. Barely escaping the carnage, his best friend Joshua suffers the excruciating loss of his family and plans revenge. Acclaimed author Lynn Austin has won three Christy Awards for her historical fiction.
©2006 Lynn Austin (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC
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Critic Reviews

"Austin capably weaves her intertwined threads and creates believable characters in conflict with themselves and with each other." (Historical Novels Review)
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5 out of 5 stars
By taratooley on 07-23-07

Enchanting

This is a wonderful story that helps bring previously boring biblical characters to adventurous life. This book had me dusting off my Bible to check up on the validity of Lynn's biblical/historical accounts - I was able to verify the key events in her capitivating story. I learned a great deal of Biblical history and was blessed by her presentation of Godly truth. It is a delight having entertainment provide valuable education. A true treasure!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 02-15-10

Excellent

What a phenomenal book. I felt as though I was there while the story was being told. This gave it so much more context and visualization than just reading the bible alone. The reader did an outstanding job and lends her voice well to a multitude of characters. Very well worth the read.

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