His younger brother will be greater than he
With those words, Menashe's dreams collapse. As Yosef's eldest son, his position had seemed secure. But now Efrayimbold, charming Efrayim, who's everything Menashe is notis taking his place. With their people. With the pharaoh. With Jendayi, the slave Menashe loves.
Efrayim, meanwhile, sees his dreams confirmed. Surely it's his destiny to unite the Egyptians and Hebrews. To marry a princess and achieve splendor surpassing that of his brother.
Then Menashe's dreams take a dangerous twist as he becomes obsessed with returning the Hebrews to their homeland. If he succeeds, he'll restore their heritage. If he fails he could destroy them all.
|Publisher:||Steeple Hill Books|
|Series:||Legacies of the Ancient River , #3|
|File size:||398 KB|
About the Author
Christy Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author. With over three million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the bestselling author of more than one hundred works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to novels.
Now that her two children have reached their twenties, Angie and her husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Turner & Hooch and The Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards - one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City.
Afterward, the dog gave out pawtographs at the airport.
Angela admits to being fascinated by animals, medicine, unexplained phenomena and "just about everything" except sports. Books, she says, have always shaped her life - in the fifth grade she learned how to flirt from reading Gone with the Wind.
When she's not home writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers' conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course. Readers may visit her web site and write to her at Angie@angelaelwellhunt.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ancient Egypt comes alive. Using the Bible as her foundation, Angela Hunt takes a few verses from Genesis, Joshua, and Nahum and fills in gaps with a believable work of fiction. Her ability to weave a mountain of research into an enjoyable story never ceases to amaze me. This is the third in Legends of the Ancient River trilogy. It can be read and enjoyed without first reading the other two (Dreamers and Brothers). This narrative description of a love triangle between Menashe and Efrayim, sons of Joseph, grandsons of Israel--and Jendayi, a musician slave to Pharaoh contains many twists and turns along with a heap of palace politics. All ends are neatly tied up at the end, including the solution for Joseph and Tuya. I learned about Ancient Egypt's embalming process and the funeral trip to bury Israel that took place from Egypt to the land of Goshen. It was enlightening to compare the refined culture of the Egyptians with less sophisticated, sheep and goat herding Hebrews. Equally fascinating is the comparison of the many Egyptian gods to El Shaddai. I enjoyed the game of Hounds and Jackals. I love this quote from the book: "I do not understand everything God allows....it is enough to know He has a purpose for me" (322). Although anyone can read and enjoy this historical romance novel, I think that those interested in the Bible will enjoy it the most. Discussion questions in the back of the book would make for an interesting group analysis.
This is a great book for lovers of the Old Testament. It tells of love, war, and struggle. Walk back through time and learn the story of Ephraim and Manesseh, Joseph's two sons.
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