Wise Men [NOOK Book]

Overview

Khefren is ordered to shadow a mysterious African on his way to Roman Palestine. They join a caravan of well armed emissaries from Rome’s hated Parthian Empire rivals to the east. Old prophecies have the local Roman ruler worried ... and Khefren becomes all that stands between a young Jewish girl (pregnant she claims with her people’s messiah) and the mad ruler who wants her dead
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Wise Men

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Overview

Khefren is ordered to shadow a mysterious African on his way to Roman Palestine. They join a caravan of well armed emissaries from Rome’s hated Parthian Empire rivals to the east. Old prophecies have the local Roman ruler worried ... and Khefren becomes all that stands between a young Jewish girl (pregnant she claims with her people’s messiah) and the mad ruler who wants her dead
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033237395
  • Publisher: Lonon Smith
  • Publication date: 5/14/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 928,208
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

I'm a former screenwriter who now lives in Sacramento, CA. “Wise Men” is my first novel. I was born in central California in a very small town devoted to agriculture and ranching and which was very far from a large city unless you count Bakersfield. I've made a few bucks driving tractors, shoving cattle around and shoveling out stalls.I am not a cowboy. My fierce love of horses came later.I was raised by my mother, a war widow, with the help of her father, sisters and about a gillion other relatives, real ones and what we call "shirttail relations." I went to college when the United States and California both thought educating their children was a good idea, so I have a couple of degrees having to do with English and its uses. For far too much of of my life, I wrote screenplays. I have two children, both grown. I've been devastated by the death of the person with whom I hoped to spend the rest of my life, and am now married to a decent woman who was willing to have my idiosyncratic self after the dust settled. And I have sometimes been an actor, almost always -- but not quite always, I say proudly -- for free.The rest is opinion and speculation, although, as has been pointed out, a life unexamined isn't worth squat. It's life with anesthesia, tempting but wasteful. We see ourselves through too many filters -- ego, expectation, dreams, drugs, pain or time -- for self description to be anything more than an exercise in surrealism, a parallax view of the circus parade when the elephant might see the whole thing differently.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Great book!

    I loved this book. The characters were well written and some easy to get attached to. As I got further and further into the story it became hard to put down. I loved the author's spin on the nativity story, the journey the wise men could have taken is not one commonly thought about or discussed. At 550+ pages it was a great value too! I would highly recommend this book and look forward to future posts by this author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Why can't you make a mockery of some other Holy Book?

    I for one am getting tired of all the alternant versions of Bible stories. The Holy Bible is truth, so it doesn't need someone to come along with a variaton. Shame on you, what is really saidso few people know truth from fiction, andnow you have made it even harder for people who are searching for the truth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Very good

    Very well written, great plot and wonderfully fleshed out characters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    excellent!

    A lot going on. Some of it is believable. Very entertaining.
    Highly recomended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Good

    Good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Great Book

    This book was wonderful and very entertaining. I loved the story and will probably re-read the novel again.

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    Posted October 27, 2012

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