Book 1 in the Jerusalem series:
The story of how Israel became Palestine
It is 1933 and two young women from very different worlds face an uncertain future. Both are in love, but both are faced with an impossible choice.
Marie Helder is a butcher's daughter in a little town in Bavaria, as Germany begins its love affair with Hitler and National Socialism. She has a schoolgirl crush on a boy in her class. His family is rich, well respected - and Jewish.
Far away in Palestine, the centuries-old rhythms of sleepy Rab'allah have been disturbed by the building of a Jewish kibbutz on the swamp in the valley below. The Jews are the future, the twentieth century. The Jews are the enemy.
Sarah Landauer does not think of herself as anyone's enemy - and neither does the young man she loves, Rishou Hass'an.
But his father is muktar of the Arab village, and he can see the future sweeping towards them, and it fills him with dread.
From the snow-hushed winter streets of Nazi Bavaria, to the burned hills of Palestine, from the Alte Post to the Al-Aqsa, four very different families prepare for the deadly conflicts to come.
Should Marie Helder and Sarah Landauer turn on those they love?
From the holocaust to the bloody creation of the state of Israel in 1948, romance and terror collide in a novel of ancient hatreds and forbidden loves.
|Publisher:||Cool Gus Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)|
About the Author
AZTEC stayed on the bestseller lists in Mexico for four months.
He is a bestseller in Eastern Europe and his work has sold into translation in 23 countries.
He did not write for over five years but returned to publishing in 2010 with the release of SILK ROAD and STIGMATA the following year. ISABELLA was published in 2013. NAKED IN HAVANA and NAKED IN LA, the first two books in a trilogy set in the sixties, was published in November.
He likens his fiction most closely to Ken Follett - books with romance and high adventure, drawn from many periods of history.
His latest legacy novel is due for release by Atlantic London in January, 2014 and St Martins Press, in New York in August 2014.