Benjamin is an Israelite whose wife was murdered by Roman soldiers while on the annual Passover journey. Although Benjamin is rich in material terms, he has lost the spiritual comfort he once sought through Judaism. Now as he attempts to escape Roman tyranny, he is searching for a purpose he hopes will restore his desire to continue living in a world gone mad. Boudica is also doing her best to emerge from the darkness surrounding her plight. Now that her husband has died, the Queen of the Iceni Celts in Britton is dedicated to freeing her people from Roman imperialism. When fate guides the two adversaries to meet, their undeniable connection propels them forward into adventures, battles, betrayal, and a transcendent love that eventually sets into motion a series of events that will reveal the reason for their existence.
In this historical saga, a Jewish man and Celtic woman embark on a journey to find peace during a time of great upheaval as evil spreads, causing dire consequences for the Liberty of millions in generations that follow.
A completely engaging story both emotionally and intellectually
Tom Hyman, former magazine and book editor and author of six novels
Praise for the debut volume of The Everlasting Spring: Beyond Olympus
The Everlasting Spring: Beyond OlympusBook One, Benjamin and Boudicastrikes me as a winner with wide appeal. Its a completely engaging story both emotionally and intellectually, and certainly a rousing one in terms of level of action. The principal characters are vivid and compelling creations that will stick in a readers mind for a long time; the supporting cast is also first-rate. The prose is consistently lively and evocative, and sometimes quite eloquent. The storys themethe rise of Christianity following Christs crucifixion in the twilight years of the Roman Empireis powerfully articulated and presented. The plot is amazingly inventive and powerfully imagined. It is also solidly thought out and put together; the story arc is excellent, bringing the rising conflicts of the whole extraordinary adventure to a thunderous climax and resolutionand a very satisfying conclusion.
Tom Hyman is a professional novelist of twenty-five years standing with six novels in print in over a dozen languages (Jupiters Daughter, Prussian Blue, Seven Days to Petrograd, Riches and Honor, The Russian Woman, and Giant Killer). Tom is also a former magazine and book editor. In his years of editorial experience at LIFE Magazine and the publishing houses of Atheneum, Doubleday, and G.P. Putnams, he has worked with the widest of talents, including a substantial number of best-selling authors, academics, historians and novelists.
Frank Audrain is a self-described seeker of truth whose writing is inspired by his experiences during a remarkable life. He currently resides with his wife, Dana, in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where he is hard at work on the next installment of his trilogy, The Everlasting Spring: Beyond Olympus, Colton and Blue Star, in the new world of the Americas.
“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.
Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.
“What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?”—New York Times
With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France—a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.
Goodreads Best Historical Novel of the Year • People's Choice Favorite Fiction Winner • #1 Indie Next Selection • A Buzzfeed and The Week Best Book of the Year
Praise for The Nightingale:
"Haunting, action-packed, and compelling." —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Absolutely riveting!...Read this book." —Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute
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"An enormous story. Richly satisfying. I loved it." —Anne Rice
"A respectful and absorbing page-turner." —Kirkus Reviews
"Tender, compelling...a satisfying slice of life in Nazi-occupied France." —Jewish Book Council
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