Saturday, August 7, 2010

Petra - City of Stone by T. L. Higley

Amazon link to purchase Petra City of Stone
About the Book:  Young widow Cassia arrives in Petra seeking protection with her late husband's estranged family---only to discover the man she married was heir to the throne! When power-hungry Queen Hagiru immediately begins plotting to murder Cassia's son, will Cassia and a small band of believers be able to win the fierce spiritual battle that ensues?

My Review: What a wonderfully rich and descriptive book! Petra is nothing less than enthralling. T. L. Higley’s detailed description of the area of and around Petra was so vivid that I was compelled to Google some photographs. I found that her verbal illustrations were spot-on.

The writing is beautiful and the story is interesting. Cassia is a strong character as she faces a new land, new people and danger around every corner. She is not sure who to trust, but she forms strong bonds with the local Christians.There is a light romance with Julian. He has a difficult decision of whether to follow God’s leading or the woman he loves.

Queen Hagiru’s evil plans are truly frightening as she calls upon demonic powers to help her achieve her goal to present her son as King, but the awesome power of God is evident all through the book. 

This one is certain to end of in my top ten favorite books this year.  Be sure to watch the trailer below:

1 comment:

  1. I read T.L. Higley's Shadow of the Colossus a year or so ago and it was pretty good. I assume this one is part of the same - or a similar series - so I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the review!


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