Monday, August 19, 2019

King's Shadow

King's Shadow
A Novel of King Herod's Court

The Silent Years
Angela Hunt
(Bethany House)
ISBN: 978-0764233364
August 2019/384 pages/$15.99

Their Lives Couldn't Be More Different,
but Their Goal Is the Same:
Survive King Herod's Rule.

Two women occupy a place in Herod's court. The first, Salome, is the king's only sister, a resentful woman who has been told she's from an inferior race, a people whom God will never accept or approve of.

The second woman, Zara, is a lowly handmaid who serves Salome, but where Salome spies conspiracies and treachery, Zara sees hurting people in need of understanding and compassion.

Powerful and powerless, Idumean and Jew, selfish and selfless--both women struggle to reach their goals and survive each day within Herod the Great's tumultuous court, where no one is trustworthy and no one is safe.

Read an excerpt.


The author of more than 100 published books and with more than 5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Note, The Nativity Story, and Esther: Royal Beauty. Romantic Times Book Club presented Angela with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. In 2008, Angela completed her PhD in Biblical Studies in Theology. She and her husband live in Florida with their mastiffs. She can be found online at


Angela Hunt brings her series on The Silent Years to a close with another fascinating and informative novel. The years between the Old and New Testaments come to life, thanks to her thorough research and gift for interweaving historical fact with fiction. As stated in its preface, "King's Shadow closes the gap between the time of the prophets and the coming of the promised Messiah." Hunt deftly juxtaposes Zara's faithfulness to God and Salome's dedication to her brother against the backdrop of a turbulent era. This tale deepened my understanding of the events surrounding the birth of Christ. As with the previous books in this series, King's Shadow reminds the reader of God's sovereignty and presence even when He is silent. Add this book to your must-read list.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Baker/Bethany House for a blog tour. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

THE SILENT YEARS - Click the covers for my reviews of the first three books in this series.

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