Judea has always been the crossroads and battlefield of contending nations. It is no less so in this biblical time of Barak and Deborah. Uriah Tarhund’s Hititte home is destroyed by invading Greeks. His dying father tells him to go south to seek a Canaanite named Sisera. “He will help you. For my sake.”
Uriah is plunged into the tumult of an uneasy Judea. When he saves a young boy from being sacrificed to the pagan god Moloch, he is given succor for a time by the Hebrews. Later, he finds Sisera and joins him in war against these same people. When the Canaanites are defeated, the young Hittite has the opportunity to come to a peace with himself, the Hebrew people and their God.
This meticulously researched novel is set in the time of Judges, and incorporates Biblical facts with a gripping story, set against the wide background of ancient civilizations. While this novel is filled with violence befitting the time period, it does not go into a graphic amount of detail and does bring an important period in the Hebrew people’s history to life.