The daughter of a pagan high priest, Sofea finds solace from her troubles in the freedom of the ocean. But when marauders attack her village on the island of Sicily, she and her cousin are taken across the sea to the shores of Canaan.
Eitan has lived in Kedesh, a City of Refuge, for the last eleven years, haunted by a tragedy in his childhood and chafing at the boundaries placed on him. He is immediately captivated by Sofea, but revealing his most guarded secret could mean drawing her into the danger of his past.
As threats from outside the walls loom and traitors are uncovered within, Sofea and Eitan are plunged into the midst of a murder plot. Will they break free from the shackles of the past in time to uncover the betrayal and save their lives and the lives of those they love?
Having read all of Cossette's previous novels, I was intrigued at the introduction to Sofea and Prezi in their native homeland. What a heart wrenching, yet exciting beginning to this book! Then this book continued to take me from the depths of despair to the heights of elation.
It was wonderful to join Moriyah's family eleven years later. Her dreams had come true, and this book chronicles the emotional and spiritual journey of her adopted son, Eitan.
I really appreciated knowing the background of all the characters, but the book does stand alone. I highly recommend it to those who enjoy Biblical fiction.
I received a copy from the publisher, Bethany House, for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
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