Review: Esther by Rebecca Kanner

Author: Rebecca Kanner
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication Date: 3rd November 2015
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)

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. (from Netgalley)

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This is the story of Queen Esther from the Bible, the Jewish Persian queen that saved thousands of Jews in Persia! If you read this sentence I don't think I need to tell you anything more.
Since I was little I always was obsessed with Queen Esther or as you may call her Hadassah, her Jewish name. She lived in a time when Jews were persecuted and enslaved and she has one Bible book only for her and her story, which is very rare.
I have to bow down to Miss Rebecca Kanner because she took a very old bible story and a hew historical facts and she made the characters gain life.
You can see the story roll between your eyes, just like you're in a movie; you see the fine intricate details of the castle rooms and feel the exquisite, sweet and scary feelings that the story brings.
This book made me love Queen Esther even more and made me feel empowered as a woman because it proves that even with many restrictions and danger, women are able to stand up and defend themselves or even risk their own lives for others.
If you love passion, danger and misery all together in an epic tale then this book is for you!

One Night with the King, Tiffany Dupont, 2006

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