The Barbarian

The Barbarian

by Wanda Ann Thomas




An outcast and a pagan, KADAR THE NORTHMAN can't ignore the plea of a highborn Jewess who is desperate to recover her young son. Wronged by her power-hungry father, LYDIA ONIAS turns to the giant, blue-eyed barbarian who had been such a comfort during her bleakest moments. Denying their love as impossible to fulfill, Kadar and Lydia find more trouble when they align with Herod, whose power is threatened by palace conspiracies and murder.

But everyone's lives and future prospects are jeopardized when Jerusalem is attacked by an invading army. Kadar accompanies Herod to the dangerous courts of Cleopatra and Mark Antony to seek men and money to strike back. With Lydia and Herod's family stranded atop the water-starved heights of Masada, the fate of a nation and the woman he loves depend on the sword of... The Barbarian.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503023758
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/06/2014
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

My interest in first century history was sparked by reading the works of the Jewish historian, Josephus. The inspiration for the HEROD CHRONICLES came about while I was doing research for another project and I discovered the particulars of Herod the Great's career. Herod was a fascinating, complicated man who left behind a lasting legacy during one of the great turning points in history.

I start each day bright and early at my computer drinking coffee and writing. When the weather allows my husband and I golf, averaging three to four rounds a week. I confess to being overly fond of chocolate chips cookies, winter vacations spent in sunny Florida, and my large boisterous family.

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The Barbarian (The Herod Chronicles, #2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
A Great Historical Historical Romance Judea, Egypt and Rome Kadar the Northman is an outcast and a pagan. He also can’t ignore the plea from Lydia Onias who is both highborn and a Jewess. She is desperate to recover her son. Lydia has been wronged by her father who is power-hungry. Lydia is also at the mercy of her father. Kadar had been a comfort to Lydia during her bleakest moments. Kadar and Lydia have denied their love believing it was impossible to do anything about it. Now they have found more trouble as they align themselves with Herod, whose power has been threatened by palace murder and conspiracies. When Jerusalem is attacked by an invading army everyone’s lives are put in jeopardy along with their future prospects. As Herod travels to the dangerous courts of both Cleopatra and Mark Antony to gain men and money to strike back, Kadar travels with him. Herod’s family and Lydia are all stranded atop the water-starved heights of Masada. The fate of the woman he loves and the nation depend on Kadar’s sword. This is proving to be an interesting take on history. While this is the second book in the series it proves to be able to be read as a standalone but it is much better if the books are read in order. History comes to interesting life for the reader as they delve into the story and the characters that takes readers on a ride to another time and place. With each word that is read it takes the reader to back in history and will have them believing they are living it with characters. It also gives a different spin on a period in time that is not well known. It makes for a great read. Received a review copy