Monday, September 7, 2015

Book Review: Blood of A Stone

Blood of a Stone by Jeanne Lyet Gassman ~~~Get to it, THOR, god of Thunder, turn this Freezy Rain Misery into Piles of SNOW! #ThorThursday:   Gassman

About

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Tuscany Press (March 17, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936855313
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936855315
Genre: Christian Fiction, historical

Summary

From Goodreads:

Set in the first century on the edges of the Roman Empire and the Jesus movement, Blood of a Stone is a sweeping story of murder, betrayal, love, and the search for redemption.

Faced with the brutality of slavery, Demetrios confronts his master and flees by the blood of a stone. Determined to escape his past, he struggles to create a new life and a new identity with his friend and fellow escaped slave, Elazar.

However, freedom has its price. Secrets cannot remain secret forever. A chance for love is lost. Elazar betrays Demetrios to a so-called prophet named Jesus of Nazareth. Fearing the Roman authorities and Jesus, Demetrios risks everything to silence those who would enslave him again. His quest leads him to startling discoveries and dire choices. Demetrios must answer the question we all ask: Can we ever be free of our past?


My Thoughts

I love historical  fiction especially books taken place in ancient times.  This book takes place during the time of Jesus at the end of his earthly ministry (right before his death).  This book is well  crafted and I love the characters.  The protagonist of the book is Demetrius and he brought out the emotion in me.  He struggles for a true freedom while carrying what has happened in the past.  He was former slave and a pagan.  He does have a best friend who is a Jew named Elazar.  These are both complex characters.   Jesus does appear in this book but not often but he is a very central character.  It was a very good book and I recommend it.  It is very enjoyable.  I finished it in no time.

At the request of the author I read this book to give her an honest review.  I also received this book through NetGalley for an honest review.



       

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