Sunday, March 31, 2013
So Shines the Night - A Review
Daria is a scholar who is gifted in languages. When she attempts to save a child from a sect of sorcerers in Rhodes, she suddenly finds herself fleeing for her life. Merchantman Lucas offers her a passage to Ephesus in exchange for teaching him the Persian language. Once in Ephesus, the shadow of the ancient wonder - the Temple of Artemis, casts its beauty on the city and Daria. Yet she soon finds that the same evil she fled from has found her amidst the Temple's beauty. Daria is offered refuge among the followers of the Way, a religious sect that began in Jerusalem and is spreading like wildfire to all parts of the known world. These followers offer a Hope that Daria never knew before. Will she succumb to the evil of the gods she grew up with or answer the calling of those followers of the Way?
This is the first book I've read by Tracy Higley and it won't be my last. I did find that the story started off a little slow, but it moved very very quickly once I hit about chapter 3. I loved the way that the Christians of the early church were so willing to give their lives for their Savior. I don't run across that attitude much with today's church. Anyway, seeing the power of darkness be overcome by those who followed the Way was pretty awesome.
I received the kindle version of the book for free from Thomas Nelson's booksneeze program for the purpose of reviewing, though I also bought a copy. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of Francine Rivers, Mesu Andrews, and those who enjoy Biblical Fiction.
Rating - 4 stars