By Ted Dekker
A sweeping epic set within the harsh deserts of Arabia and historic Palestine.
A conflict that rages among kingdoms on the planet and within the heart.
The harrowing trip of the girl on the heart of it all.
Step again in time to the 12 months of our Lord...A.D. 30.
The outcast daughter of 1 of the main robust Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is termed directly to guard the very those who rejected her. while their enemies release a unexpected assault with devastating outcomes, Maviah escapes with assistance from of her father's warriors--Saba who speaks extra with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that could learn the celebrities. Their trip could be fraught with poor possibility. in the event that they can live on the mammoth forbidding sands of a barren region that's lethal to so much, they'll achieve a brutal global subjugated via kings and emperors. There Maviah needs to safe an not likely alliance with King Herod of the Jews.
But Maviah's course leads her unexpectedly to a different guy. An enigmatic instructor who speaks of a fashion during this existence which deals larger energy than any country. His identify is Yeshua, and his phrases flip every little thing recognized on its head. notwithstanding following him may possibly current even higher risk, his could be the purely means for Maviah to avoid wasting her people--and herself.
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Yet I feel certain this is the man to steady the realm. " In Runan a man named Xu Shao, known for his insight into human character, refused to give Cao a reading. " This prediction pleased Cao immensely. At twenty, Cao received his district's recommendation for filial devotion and personal integrity, and this led to his initial appointment to the palace. Later, he was given command of secu- Chapter i 13 rity in the northern half of the district where the capital, Luoyang, was located. On assuming office he had a dozen decorated cudgels placed at the four gates of the city.
The next day they collected weapons, but they wanted for horses. Two visitors whose servants were driving a herd of horses toward Zhang Fei's farm provided the solution. "This must mean that Heaven is with us," said Xuande as the three brothers went forth to greet the men, Zhang Shiping and Su Shuang, two wealthy traders from Zhongshan. Every year, they said, they went north to sell horses; but this year they had had to turn back because of the Yellow Scarves. Xuande invited them to the farm, where he set out wine and entertained them before revealing his intention to hunt down the rebels and protect the people.
Xuande and his brothers climbed to high ground. A beaten Han army came into their view. " cried Xuande. " The three brothers swung their men into fighting position just as Zhang Jue was beating down the forces of Dong Zhuo, Lu Zhi's replacement as Imperial Corps commander. Carried by their momentum, the rebels drove hard until they ran up against the brothers. A murderous clash followed. Jue's men were thrown into confusion and had to retreat more than fifty li. The brothers rescued Dong Zhuo and saw him back to his camp.
A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker