“This accursed heat! This scorching wind and sand!” moaned the young warrior Hanani ben Amran as he stood atop the wall of the great King Solomon's fortress at Tamar. “Why is it my lot to spend three years in this infernal desert? There is nothing here worth defending … There is no adventure, no war, no anything here!”
So went Hanani's daily complaint. Ah, but there was adventure, and plenty of it! There was intrigue. There was war. And, to complicate matters, there was also romance. Caught up in these events, Hanani would find himself captured twice, and would need to draw on all his wits--and the help of others--to escape.
If you like all of these ingredients in a historical novel, you will enjoy Tamar: A Story of Adventure, Intrigue, and Romance in Ancient Israel.