When Mulek, son of King Zedekiah, secretly surfaces in Jerusalem some years after his escape, he brings with him a mysterious and legendary object: the curious compass reputed to have guided Noah's ark to safety. As Mulek seeks to conceal the coveted treasure, four other exiles approach the city: the sons of Lehi, who fled their homeland with the brass plates only to receive God's decree to return and claim their intended wives, the four daughters of Ishmael. Sariah joyfully begins planning a wedding in the desert, but the long-absent brothers are hardly received with open arms, and securing their brides-to-be becomes a challenge as formidable as eluding the officials enraged by Laban's recent murder. As persecution rages under the hand of Laban's cruel successor and Babylonian armies gather for war, a young woman must risk her life to protect the Liahona, the compass that will lead God's chosen people to the land of promise.
About the Author David G. Woolley's research of Old and New World archeology, anthropology, and religion uniquely position him to write the Promised Land Series and bridge the ancient cultures of two hemispheres, bringing to life the times and places of the restoration scripture known as the Book of Mormon. His writing carefully blends the imaginative wonder of storytelling with the tangible world of historical events to delight, uplift, and inform readers who venture into the pages crafted by his hand. Dr. Woolley earned a master's degree at the University of Iowa and a doctoral degree from Brigham Young University. He worked as the head soccer coach at Brigham Young University for six years and was also instrumental in establishing the Rangers Soccer Club for youth players, where he served as the director of coaching. He maintains the Promised Land website and the Top of the Morning blog, where he is busy in his writing room detailing the historical and inspirational background of the characters and settings that inspired this series.