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Violent Sands: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2007

    A Step Back In Time

    From the very first page of Violent Sands, Sean Young pulls us into a time in history when nothing appears as it seems. Rome - above the surface she is admired for her architecture and lavish lifestyle. But by night she contaminates the known world with her power, greed, and horrific violence towards anyone who stands in her way. Warrior zealots - they loathe the Roman Empire and all it stands for. Looking for the coming Messiah who will free their people from Roman rule, they seek vengeance and freedom in devastating blows, then melt back into the desert and wait for their prey to relax once again. Barabbas - a leader among the zealots. Revenge and hatred runs through his veins. He seeks the destruction of Rome, the protection of an ancient secret, and the love of a god-fearing woman. Violence is all he¿s known. But when he is captured and sentenced to death, one man is forced to take his place. They call him Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus of Nazareth - a teacher, a prophet, a miracle worker. His death subdues the rage of the Sanhedrin, but His message does not die. An empty tomb, a following of people, and ancient words which describe the very death he endured. Is there more to the man than meets the eye? Violent Sands is the story of another way of life in a time period that most of us have only scratched the surface of understanding. The explicit detail Sean Young puts into each page is wonderfully researched and beautifully written. The struggle the Jews faced became more real than ever before, but the promise and hope that Christ brought shines brighter still. I found it nearly impossible to put this book down. Violent Sands is a nail-biting, heart-pounding, read. This fantastic first book by Sean Young leaves me waiting anxiously for more of his works.

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    Posted November 26, 2008

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