Many years later, Abram's people return to Ur, and he discovers that the lost, rebellious girl from the marsh has been transformed into the most splendid and revered woman in Sumeria, the high priestess of the goddess Ishtar. But the memory of their night together has always haunted Sarah, and she gives up her exalted life to join Abram's tribe and follow the one true God, an invisible deity who speaks only to Abram. It is then that her journey truly begins; a journey that holds the key to her remarkable destiny as the mother of nations.
From the great ziggurat of Ishtar and the fertile valleys of Canaan to the bedchamber of the mighty Pharaoh himself, Sarah's story reveals an ancient world full of beauty, intrigue, and miracles.
©2003 Marek Halter; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"The writing is lively and shimmering with detail....The tale rolls along smoothly..." (Booklist)
"Halter isn't afraid to present headstrong Sarah as bitter in her old age, and his complex portrait of the biblical matriarch gives this solid if predictable novel a dash of freshness." (Publishers Weekly)
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Good read... but I wonder when the next will be out. Covers much of what must have been going through Sarah's head. The part about Issac has a few unexpected twists.
Really enjoyed the authors viewpoint. I finished listening in about 3 days- looking forward to each listening session. Not necessarily biblically accurate but a clear vision of how life may have been at that time.
"abraham a stranger?"
I normally love fiction books based loosely on a biblical character but taken beyond our knowledge of them. But this is ridiculous - Sarah was Abraham's half-sister as they had the same father - to put Sarah as the daughter of a great lord and Abraham a complete stranger is absurd. It's hard to get past that basic fact and enjoy a story.
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