Constant companions in their youth, Manasseh, son of King Hezekiah, and Joshua, son of the palace administrator, have been primed for leadership of Judah. But anger toward God begins to smolder in Manasseh’s heart upon his father’s unexpected death. As Manasseh comes to power, his insecurity leads him down the path of sorcery. Fearing a conspiracy, he lashes out at the leaders of his father’s regime.
As the mayhem of Manasseh’s reign begins to unfold, Joshua and his family suffer devastating loss. The battle lines are drawn as Joshua seeks revenge against his boyhood friend. And with the future of god’s faithful remnant at stake, Joshua struggles with whether to run from Yahweh…or to Him.
Another wonderfully written novel by the very talented Lynn Austin. The Chronicles of the Kings series has been a magnificent read. I’m about to begin Book #5 which is the last in the series titled: Among the Gods.