King's Shadow

A Novel of King Herod's Court

series: Silent Years, The

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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.

"Hunt's mastery of the Bible and its stories is evident, and fans of biblical fiction will find much to enjoy."--Booklist

Praise for Angela Hunt's Silent Years series

"Hunt's compelling chronicle dramatizes the repression of women during this historic time and spotlights the role faith played in female empowerment."--Booklist on Jerusalem's Queen

"Hunt's latest series puts a human face on a momentous event in ancient history. . . . Fans of biblical fiction will be captivated."--Library Journal on Judah's Wife

"Once again, Hunt demonstrates her stunning mastery of historical biblical literature as she begins her new Silent Years series. . . . Rich in history, atmosphere, emotion, and spirituality, Hunt's ambitious series debut is astounding."--Booklist starred review of Egypt's Sister

The Author

  1. Angela Hunt

    Angela Hunt

    The author of more than 100 published books and with nearly 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...

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"Hunt's mastery of the Bible and its stories is evident, and fans of biblical fiction will find much to enjoy."