Thursday, March 12, 2020
Star of Persia
In an effort to complete a war his father had planned to win, King Xerxes calls every governor, satrap, and official in his vast kingdom to his palace in Susa to strategize and feast. When they finally leave, he decides on one more week of frivolity, which ends in the banishment of his favorite wife, something he never intended to do. But when he discovers Esther, Xerxes is sure he has a second chance at happiness.
In her wildest dreams, Esther could never have imagined that she would end up as queen of Persia. Yet she knows better than to become complacent. Another of Xerxes's wives is vying for position, and his closest advisor has a deep and dangerous grudge against Esther's adoptive father. Caught in the middle of palace politics, Esther will find herself in an impossible position: risk her life or consign her people to annihilation.
With her impeccable research and her imaginative flair, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the romantic, suspenseful, and beloved story of Esther, queen of Persia.
My thoughts: Star of Persia wound up being a totally unique look on the story of Esther, since Jill takes both the Biblical story of Esther and then what we know from history about Xerxes and combined them. I thought she did an excellent job with the story and bringing it to life, showing what it would be like to live back then and how it must of been for Esther to have her life turned around by becoming queen and saving her people. A fascinating Biblical based story.
I received this book from the publisher. This is my honest review.
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