Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Book Review: Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness by Tracy Higley is a fictional telling of King Nebuchadnezzer and his daughter Tiamat. When the king is turned into a mad man because of a prophecy and his pride, Tiamat is left without a father.  Seven years later when her husband dies she is thrown into a twisted plot of power, greed, and secrets.  As she tries to untangle everything going on around her she discovers secrets that change her family history and future. 

Along the way she keeps running into her brother-in-law, Pedaiah.  Pedaiah does not like how the Judean people are slowing mixing their Beliefs with Babylonian gods.  He struggles with keeping himself separate from the Babylon and his feelings for Tiamat.
Together Pedaiah and Tiamat discover God’s amazing plan for both of their lives and their families.  They both lean how submitting to God’s plan can change nations.

I really enjoyed this book.  I was amazed at how hard it was to put down.  The author did an amazing job of mixing fiction with history and faith.  It gave a rich depiction of Babylon appearance of greatness and the hostilities with the Judean slaves.  I would recommend this book to my friends and family and a great entertaining read with a good message and neat insight into a different time and culture.

Note: I was given a copy of this book from free from www.booksneeze.com to read and review. The opinions above are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.

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