Isle of Shadows
By: Tracy L. Higley
Revised and updated from the original, Christy-award finalist Shadow of Colossus.
Enslaved in a World of Money and Power, Tessa Dares to be Free.
Raised as courtesan to wealthy and powerful men, Tessa of Delos serves at the whim of her current patron, the politician Glaucus. After ten years with him, Tessa has abandoned all desire for freedom or love, choosing instead to lock her heart away.
But when Glaucus meets a violent death in his own home, Tessa grasps at a fragile hope. Only she knows of his death. If she can keep it a secret long enough, she can escape.
Tessa throws herself on the mercy of the Greek god Helios, but finds instead unlikely allies in Nikos, a Greek slave, and Simeon, Glaucus’s Jewish head servant. As Simeon introduces her to a God unlike any she has ever known and Nikos begins to stir feelings she had thought long dead, Tessa fights to keep her heart protected.
As an assassination plot comes to light, Tessa must battle for her own freedom—and for those to whom she has begun to open her heart—as forces collide that shatter the island’s peace.
It took me a while to get into this book, don’t know why, maybe it was the early setting since it was 227BC. But after I got into the story, I really enjoyed it. I didn’t know a lot about the Island of Rhodes either, but with the author’s details throughout the book, it was interesting and nice to get to know this place in history. Tracy Higley created characters that are interesting and believable, and enjoyable to get to know. I really liked Tessa and wanted her to find freedom from her Greek owner. When the opportunity came along for her to be free, her life changed in a way she wasn’t expecting. Would Tessa finally be free and find her own true love? This is a book well worth your read, and if you enjoy historical fiction, you will truly enjoy Isle of Shadows.
I highly recommend this book to Christian fiction lovers, and especially those who enjoy historical stories. Pick up your copy today for an enjoyable read.
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