Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The Last of the Magi
Following his vision of the coming Messiah, the prophet Daniel creates a select group of men who will count down the calendar to the arrival of Israel's promised king. Centuries later, as the day nears, Myrad, a young magi acolyte, flees for his life when his adoptive father and others are put to death by a ruthless Parthian queen.
Having grabbed only a few possessions, Myrad escapes the city, and searching for a way to hide from the soldiers scouring the trade routes, he tries to join the caravan of the merchant Walagash. The merchant senses that Myrad is hiding secrets, but when the young man proves himself a valuable traveler, an epic journey filled with peril, close escapes, and dangerous battles begins.
With every day that passes, the calendar creeps closer to the coming Messiah. And over everything shines the dream of a star that Myrad can't forget and the promise that the world will never be the same
My thoughts: I have read and enjoyed each of Patrick's previous books, so I was thrilled to get this one in the mail from Bethany House! While different from his previous titles, which have been more along the lines of fantasy, this book is still a story of adventure. I loved the characters and how the time period is brought to life. I never thought much about the magi and the political climate of the world outside of Jerusalem surrounding Jesus' birth, so I really enjoyed that aspect of this story. This is an excellent book to pick up and read this holiday season, though it isn't one that needs to be limited to Christmas time.
I received this book from Bethany House. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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