Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Garden of Madness
When King Nebuchadnezzar goes mad, his family is left to run the kingdom and keep usurpers from the throne.
Tiamut, the King's daughter has waited for seven long years to see her father restored in health and mind. She is the only one in her family who makes an effort to reach out to the King, working to try to bring him back.
When one of the King's advisers is found dead in the garden, Tiamut works to find out the truth. Could the death of her husband be connected to the murder in the garden?
This is an excellent story of light conquering the darkness, a call to come out of Babylon. I love that the author uses the Jewish character, Pedaiah, to remind us that we are all "children of chaos" who have been saved from a life of sin through Christ Jesus. His struggle to not be polluted by the culture he is exiled in is admirable, but he has to learn a lesson that most of us need to: that all are sinners and yet loved by God. If you like reading about Spiritual warfare, this is the book for you. The story is a rich historical novel about the reign of Nebuchadnezzar and his Hanging Gardens.