I almost didn't read this book as I haven't been thrilled with some of his books lately, but after finding out it was an historical fiction novel, (which I love), I decided to give it a chance and I am so glad I did!
Maviah is an outcast in her own home. As a woman and a slave, she is considered the lowliest of the low. When the wife of her father, a sheik of a Bedoiun tribe, dies the alliance formed by the marraige crumbles. He is betrayed from within and so her father, in an attempt to regain his honor, sends Maviah on a mission to go to King Herod to ask for his support.
Maviah is scared, but she is bound by blood and so she leaves with Judah, a Bedouin Jew and Saba, her fathers fiercest warrior to go on this mission.
On the way, she meets Yeshua (Jesus).
Her life will never be the same.
This book was powerful and it took my breath away!
There is just no other way to put it. Read it for yourself. It comes with my highest recommendation and I eagerly await the sequel!
Bravo, Mr. Dekker!