By Ted Dekker
A sweeping epic set within the harsh deserts of Arabia and old Palestine.
A battle that rages among kingdoms in the world and within the heart.
The harrowing trip of the lady on the middle of it all.
Step again in time to the 12 months of our Lord...A.D. 30.
The outcast daughter of 1 of the main robust Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is termed directly to shield the very those that rejected her. whilst their enemies release a unexpected assault with devastating results, Maviah escapes with assistance from of her father's warriors--Saba who speaks extra with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that could learn the celebrities. Their trip should be fraught with bad chance. in the event that they can continue to exist the large forbidding sands of a barren region that's lethal to such a lot, they'll succeed in a brutal international subjugated by way of kings and emperors. There Maviah needs to safe an not likely alliance with King Herod of the Jews.
But Maviah's direction leads her abruptly to a different guy. An enigmatic instructor who speaks of a fashion during this lifestyles which deals better strength than any state. His identify is Yeshua, and his phrases flip every thing identified on its head. even though following him could current even better threat, his could be the basically manner for Maviah to avoid wasting her people--and herself.
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