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King's Shadow : A Novel of King Herod's Court

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Two women occupy a place in Herod's court. The first, Salome, is the king's only sister, a resentful woman who has been told she is from an inferior race, a people God will never accept or approve.

The second woman, Zara, is a lowly handmaid who serves Salome, but where Salome spies conspiracies and treachery, Zara sees hurting people in need of understanding and compassion.

Powerful and powerless, Idumean and Jew, selfish and selfless--both women struggle to reach their goals and survive in Herod the Great's tumultuous court, where no one is trustworthy and no one is safe.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 25.4mm | 342g
  • Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • 076423336X
  • 9780764233364
  • 950,140

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Their Lives Couldn't Be More Different,
but Their Goal Is the Same:
Survive King Herod's Rule.

Two women occupy a place in Herod's court. The first, Salome, is the king's only sister, a resentful woman who has been told she's from an inferior race, a people whom God will never accept or approve of.

The second woman, Zara, is a lowly handmaid who serves Salome, but where Salome spies conspiracies and treachery, Zara sees hurting people in need of understanding and compassion.

Powerful and powerless, Idumean and Jew, selfish and selfless--both women struggle to reach their goals and survive each day within Herod the Great's tumultuous court, where no one is trustworthy and no one is safe.

"Hunt's mastery of the Bible and its stories is evident, and fans of biblical fiction will find much to enjoy."--Booklist

"King's Shadow is another engrossing read from Angela Hunt, who knows how to bring a Biblical time period to vivid life. . . . Hunt weaves her way through the history with skill and grace."--Historical Novel Review

Praise for Angela Hunt's Silent Years series

"Hunt's compelling chronicle dramatizes the repression of women during this historic time and spotlights the role faith played in female empowerment."--Booklist on Jerusalem's Queen

"Hunt's latest series puts a human face on a momentous event in ancient history. . . . Fans of biblical fiction will be captivated."--Library Journal on Judah's Wife

"Once again, Hunt demonstrates her stunning mastery of historical biblical literature as she begins her new Silent Years series. . . . Rich in history, atmosphere, emotion, and spirituality, Hunt's ambitious series debut is astounding."--Booklist starred review of Egypt's Sister
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About Angela Hunt

The author of more than 100 published books and with more than 5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Note, The Nativity Story, and Esther: Royal Beauty. Romantic Times Book Club presented Angela with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. In 2008, Angela completed her PhD in biblical studies in theology. She and her husband live in Florida with their mastiffs. She can be found online at www.angelahuntbooks.com.
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441 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 43% (191)
4 36% (157)
3 18% (81)
2 2% (10)
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