Monday, September 15, 2014

The Legend of Sheba by Tosca Lee

For a person who has a short reference from the Bible, Tosca Lee creates an emotional powerhouse of a novel.

It might take you a few chapters to get used to the names and places used in the book, but this story will rock your foundation.

For me, it felt very much like Ted Dekker's AD 30 novel and so it was challenging for me to not think of that book as I had read it first. But Lee has a gift at storytelling and creating characters you can't stop thinking about.

Lee's Sheba has a difficult childhood and it doesn't quite get much better leading her to question pretty much everything about her life. It's fantastic how these characters are from so long ago and far away yet, Lee sets them to resonate with her audience.

You'll get a good dose of love, politics, "chess-playing" in every aspect of life and that creates the depth.

Like she has done with a demon and with Eve, Lee takes a character from a fleeting moment in history and casts a spellbinding web in which you can't escape until the last page.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Howard Books.

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