Saturday, October 27, 2012

Isle of Shadows

In “Isle of Shadows” by Tracy L. Higley we meet courtesan Tessa of Delos. Tessa lives on an ancient Grecian island and is enslaved to the very powerful politician Glaucas. When Glaucas has a fatal accident, Tessa knows her life is in danger. If she is found guilty, she will be killed. If they believe it was an accident, she will be passed to another man who has paid for her favors. With the help of Nikos, a slave, and Simeon, a Jewish servant, she is able to keep Glaucas’ death from the other political figures in Rhodes. While she is planning her escape she learns of a plan to bring down many of the political men in Rhodes. She and Nikos must find out who is behind the plotting and scheming and manage to stay alive in the process. What Tessa does not count on is losing her heart to Nikos. Tessa also encounters Simeon’s Jewish family and is told that the one true God will look after her. Tessa does not believe there is a God that would keep letting these bad things happen to her. Will Tessa be able to expose the real political threat to the people of Rhodes? Will Tessa and Nikos have a future together? Will she find the one true God?

“Isle of Shadows” pulls you in from the beginning and is very fast paced to the end. It is full of intrigue and history and you will be drawn into the way of life on the ancient Grecian island in 227 BC. You will be cheering for Tessa as she journeys down the road to freedom. I received a complimentary copy of this to review from Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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