Isaiahs Legacy: A Novel of Prophets and Kings, by Mesu Andrews, Paperback
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- Author: Mesu Andrews
The drama of the Old Testament comes to life through this novel about Judah's most notorious king taking the throne. From the award-winning author of Isaiah's Daughter comes Isaiah's Legacy.
Eight year old Shulle has only known life in a small village with her loving and peculiar father. When Uncle Shebna provides shelter in Jerusalem as payment for Shulle's help tutoring King Manasseh, Judah's five-year-old co-regen who displays the same peculiarities as her father, she's eager to experience the royal court. Shulle quickly realizes the limits of her father's strict adherence to Yahweh's Law when Uncle Shebna teaches her about the starry hosts and their power.
Convinced Judah must be liberated from Yahweh's chains, she starts the subtle swaying of young Manasseh, using her charm and skills on the boy no one else understands. When King Hezekiah passes away, twelve-year-old Manasseh is rushed onto Judah's throne, bitter at Yahweh and eager to marry the girl he admires. Assyria's crown prince favors Manasseh and twists his brilliant mind toward cruelty, starting Shulle's long and perilous journey to discover the Yahweh she'd never known, guided with loving wisdom by Manasseh's mother: Isaiah's daughter, the heartbroken Hephzibah. During Judah's dark days, a desperate remnant emerges, claiming the Lord's promise, “Though we’re helpless now, we’re never hopeless–because we serve El Shaddai.” Shulle is among them, a girl who becomes a queen through Isaiah’s legacy.
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