historical fiction

Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews book review

Of Fire and Lions: Amazon.es: Andrews, Mesu: Libros en idiomas ...Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews

Published by Waterbrook Press

Genres: Biblical Fiction, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction

Series: Prophets and Kings #2

Pages: 400

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The Old Testament book of Daniel comes to life.

Survival. A Hebrew girl first tasted it when she escaped death nearly seventy years ago as the Babylonians ransacked Jerusalem and took their finest as captives. She thought she’d perfected in the many years amongst the Magoi and the idol worshippers, pretending with all the others in King Nebuchadnezzar’s court. Now, as Daniel’s wife and a septuagenarian matriarch, Belili thinks she’s safe and she can live out her days in Babylon without fear–until the night Daniel is escorted to Belshazzar’s palace to interpret mysterious handwriting on a wall. The Persian Army invades, and Bellili’s tightly-wound secrets unfurl with the arrival of the conquering army. What will the reign of Darius mean for Daniel, a man who prays to Yahweh alone?

✨My Review✨

I’ll never stop marveling at Mesu’s talent at storytelling. Like, she is the queen of using different POVs in her novels in such a fantastic way you never even notice the transition  #goals. 🥳
There is no denying that this book has been marvelously researched and I’m not going to lie, I liked it a lot. I loved reading about Daniels’s younger years and how his faith never faltered amidst tribulation, it was really inspiring to read about. This book pretty much covers all of the Bible book of Daniel minus the prophecies. It was cool to get to see the lives of these brave people unfold.

But then, I wasn’t a fan of the MC, Abigail. I don’t know but I couldn’t connect with her and was left sometimes wondering whyyyyyyyy!!?! *dramatic sigh* 😂 I also wished we could have had more of Daniels perspective!
I didn’t realize this book is very long! 400 pages! The story was slow when it changed perspective to the ”present” but all in all it was a very good read that I would recommend to other Biblical fiction lovers.
Ps. I LOVE Mesu’s book, Isaiah’s Daugther 💕😭 Like, you need that book nowwwww

Cleanness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 3.5/5(kisses and behind doors sex (You don’t ”see” it). There is prostitution and pagan worship to false gods.)
Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 3.5/5
Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5

 

About the Author

MESU ANDREWS is the Christy Award-winning author of Isaiah’s Daughter and has received numerous accolades for her other novels including Of Fire and Lions and Love Amid the Ashes. Her deep understanding of and love for God’s Word brings the biblical world alive for readers. Andrews lives in North Carolina with her husband Roy and enjoys spending time with her tribe of grandchildren. For more information, visit www.mesuandrews.com.

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