Esther

Esther From The Award Winning Author Of Sinners And The Sea Comes A Breathtaking New Look Into The Timeless Tale Of Queen Esther.A Glittering Persian King Has A Vast Empire That Reaches Farther Than Where The Sun Meets The Horizon He Is Bathed In Riches And Commands A Frightening Military Force He Possesses Power Beyond Any Other Mortal Man And Rules His Kingdom As A God Anything He Desires, He Has Any Woman He Wants, He Possesses Thousands Of Them Young Virgins From All Across His Many Lands.A Jewish Girl Is Ripped From Her Hut By The King S Brutish Warriors And Forced To March Across Blistering, Scorched Earth To The Capitol City Trapped For Months In The Splendid Cage Of The King S Palace, She Must Avoid The Ire Of The King S Concubines And Eunuchs All While Preparing For Her One Night With The King Soon The Fated Night Arrives, And She Does Everything In Her Power To Captivate The King And Become His Queen.But Wearing The Crown Brings With It A New Set Of Dangers When A Ruthless Man Plies The King S Ear With Whispers Of Genocide, It Is Up To The Young Queen To Prevent The Extermination Of The Jews She Must Find The Strength Within To Violate The King S Law, Risk Her Life, And Save Her People.This Is A Story Of Finding Hidden Depths Of Courage Within One S Self Of Risking It All To Stand Up For What Is Right.This Is The Story Of Queen Esther. Rating 4.5 5 starsReview Confession I ve never read a book about a character of the Bible But this book has me interested in reading .The story of Esther is one many Christians know by heart The virgin Jewish girl is captured for King Xerxes to either become his wife or become his concubine She manages to win his heart and secure her place on the throne while keeping her Jewish heritage a secret Her cousin, the king s accountant, reveals to her that Xerxes adviser, Haman, has convince Rating 4.5 5 starsReview Confession I ve never read a book about a character of the Bible But this book has me interested in reading .The story of Esther is one many Christians know by heart The virgin Jewish girl is captured for King Xerxes to either become his wife or become his concubine She manages to win his heart and secure her place on the throne while keeping her Jewish heritage a secret Her cousin, the king s accountant, reveals to her that Xerxes adviser, Haman, has convinced Xerxes to sign an edict to kill and plunder from all Jews men, wo
I have read several adaptations of the story of Esther and was hesitant going into this book However, Kanner was able to infuse a freshness to the story It is the most gritty version I have read, but that added depth and realism to the story From Esther being kidnapped to the harem fights and cliques I was drawn into the story in a deeper way It is written for amature audience, but the real story would have gritty and ugly and intense I recommend this for fans of biblical fiction and I have read several adaptations of the story of Esther and was hesitant going into this book However, Kanner
I want to thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book as an ARC.Esther was one of my favourite Bible stories when I was young As a naieve young girl, I only seemed to read about the wonderful palace,
Esther by Rebecca Kanner brings to life the famous story of Esther who saved her people by becoming Queen of Persia Her writing gives insight into what life may have been like during Biblical times, and shows how
I loved Ms Kanner s interpretation of Esther s story from the Bible It is gutsy and the characters are real Although Esther is still a virgin that is ripped from her home in the dead of night, she does not go quietly as a silent victim Because of her beauty, she has to fight for her place in the harem and protect herself from the jealous girls who wish to harm her She does make friends in the palace who help her achieve her goal to become queen and save her people.Esther is presented in a c I loved Ms Kanner s interpretation of Esther s story from the Bible It is gutsy and the characters are real Although Esther is still a virgin that is ripped from her home in the dead of night, she does not go quietly as a silent victim Because of her beauty, she has to fight for her place in the harem and protect herself from the jealous girls who wish to harm her She does make friends in the palace who help her achieve her goal to become queen and save her people.Esther is presented in a completely different light than in other versions of this story that I read which makes this very entertaining There are other characters that Ms Kanner has added that make the story well rounded From Erez, the immortal that kidnaps Esther but treats her with kindness that begins a lifelong bond between them, to Hegai, the head eunuch
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review This is the second book I have read on Queen Esther, in fact, I have yet to read the actual story in the Bible The story is pretty much the same, which is to be expected, but this book was much longer It had muchdetail, and at times, it was those details that bogged down the story and made it difficult to continue to read However, at the same time, it really lent an air of realism to the story that other stories may lack I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review This is the second book I have read on Queen Esther, in fact, I have yet to read the actual story in the Bible The story is pretty much the same, which is to be expected, but this book was much longer It had muchdetail, and at times, it was those details that bogged down the story and made it difficult to continue to read However, at the same time, it really lent an air of realism to the story that o
This was an easy read on a well known biblical figure The writing style reminded me a bit of Kate Quinn all though this story was even lighter than Kate s normal fair.The storyline A Jewish girl is ripped from her hut by the king s brutish warriors and forced to march across blistering, scorched earth to the capitol city Trapped for months in the splendid cage of the king s palace, she must avoid the ire of the king s concubines and eunuchs all while preparing for her one night with the king This was an easy read on a well known biblical figure The writing style reminded me a bit of Kate Quinn all though this story was even lighter than Kate s normal fair.The storyline A Jewish girl is ripped from her hut by the king s brutish warriors and forced to march across blistering, scorched earth to the capitol city Trapped for months in the splendid cage of the king s palace, she must avoid the ire of the king s concubines and eunuchs all while preparing for her one night with the king The only
Warning Slight Spoilers Let me start out by saying The storytelling in this book is superb I choose to read this book because Esther s account in the Bible is one of my favorites I ve read the book of Esther so many times and find it intriguing, encouraging, inspiring, and downright amazing As well as baffling at times Obviously coming into this novel I figured there would be scenes I would skip, because it s about Esther after all And I was correct I did skip scenes and skim read o Warning Slight Spoilers Let me start out by saying The storytelling in this book is superb I choose to read this book because Esther s account in the Bible is one of my favorites I ve read the book of Esther so many times and find it intriguing, encouraging, inspiring, and downright amazing As well as baffling at times Obviously coming into this novel I figured there would be scenes I would skip, because it s about Esther after all And I was correct I did skip scenes and skim read other parts That alone was enough to make me knock off a star and not recommend it Unfortunately there were a few other things that brought down my rating of the book Particularly the fact that I felt like the author took some liberties with the account in the Bible that I didn t agree with This isn t something that was hugely serious to me, because I know that I could just be seeing the various things in a different way it s not like the author said anything outright different from the Bible Th
Wow Wow wow wow This book, holy crap, this book, you guys This is Queen Esther like you ve never heard it told before i.e., what it might have REALLY been like When you hear Bible stories, they re always wrapped up so prettily Oh sure, there s mention of how all these virgins are grabbed up and all the concubines of the king, but that s all brushed over because GOD God was doing His stuff, yo God saves His people again Oh yeah, through this chick called Esther, butGod It s all so ni Wow Wow wow wow This book, holy crap, this book, you guys This is Queen Esther like you ve never heard it told before i.e., what it might have REALLY been like When you hear Bible stories, they re always wrapped up so prettily Oh sure, there s mention of how all these virgins are grabbed up and all the concubines of the king, but that s all brushed over because GOD God was doing His stuff, yo God saves His people again Oh yeah, through this chick called Esther, butGod It s all so nice and sanitized, just like our pretty Sunday School dresses.So you know, little details of what it must have
Young Esther is only 14years old when she is kidnapped to become part of a Perian king s harem Hiding that she is Jewish is one of the many hardships that she must bear There are numerous political maneuvers she must make if she is to survive living in the harem and make it to the one night she will spend with the king to convince him she should be his queen On top of this, she learns early on that the fate of the Jewish people rests on her shoulders Does young Esther have the strength to ca Young Esther is only 14years old when she is kidnapped to become part of a Perian king s harem Hiding that she is Jewish is one of the many hardships that she must bear There are numerous political maneuvers she must make if she is to survive living in the harem and make it to the one night she will spend with the king to convince him she should be his queen On top of this, she learns early on that the fate of the Jewish people rests on her shoulders Does young Esther have the strength to carry such burdens I have never read a story based on a character from the bible Lucky me that this was my fi

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  • Hardcover
  • 381 pages
  • Esther
  • Rebecca Kanner
  • 18 August 2017
  • 1501108662