Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Review:REIGN The Chronicles of Queen Jezebel by:Ginger Garrett

Reign: The Chronicles Of Queen Jezebel (Lost Loves of the Bible #3)
About the Book:
Beyond the Drama, Her Heart Was Real
From the moment her marriage to prince Ahab thrusts her into the intrigues of palace life, Jezebel’s exotic beauty opens doors and her will breaks down walls. Torn from her homeland and wed to power in a strange country, Jezebel vows to create a legacy and power all her own. Some might call her a manipulative schemer, bent on having her way. But they don’t know the whole story, and she was much, much worse. As she moves through the halls of power, her heart struggles between devotion to the gods she worships, the prince who loves her, and her thirst for revenge. She sparks a battle between her strangely powerless gods and the God of palace administrator Obadiah—a God who confronts her with surprising might. She will fight, though victory may cost her everything.

 Ginger Garrett
About the Author:
Ginger Garrett is the critically acclaimed author of Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther, which was recognized as one of the top five novels of 2006 by the ECPA, and Dark Hour. An expert in ancient women's history, Ginger creates novels and nonfiction resources that explore the lives of historical women. A frequent media guest and television host, Ginger has been interviewed by The New York Times, NPR, Billy Graham's The Hour of Decision," The Harvest Show, Fox News, and many other outlets.
In 2007, Ginger was nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award for her novel Dark Hour. A graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in theater, she is passionate about creating art from history. You can learn more about Ginger and her work by visiting www.gingergarrett.com

My Review:
 The story of Jezebel and Ahab may be an interesting one. But the way the author has taken the story from the Bible and expanded on it, really has left some rather frightening images in my mind.

 Jezebel was an idol worshiper of the gods- Baal and Asherah. She believed that she was to sacrifice babies to these gods and that all people in the Phoenician Empire do the same. The thought of precious babies being done that way is just indescribable to me. I don't think or cant even imagine having that mind set. Let alone stand by and watch it take place.

 I believe her evil ways were just a reflection of something that went terribly wrong in her life or maybe her mind. The book begins with a terrible death in her family and her thoughts and feelings in that. And then we fast forward four years to her impending marriage to Prince Ahab. The descriptive way and grand imagery that the author creates made all the scenes in this novel feel like a movie. It was a very interesting take on such a evil character, but someone who intrigues us even today.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me free of charge for my honest review from bookfun.org