Pearl-Maiden: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem
Regardless, this book is recommended for those looking for an exciting historical-fiction read.
This story has intrigued me since I first read it at the young age of 12. I was young to read it, but it drew me in even then. I now credit my love for historical-fiction with this book.
I love the historical accuracy of this book! From the Jewish faith to the order of Essenes to the Romans, everything is superbly well-written, detailed, and accurate. I learned so much, particularly about the Essenes and the real nature of Titus.
I related very well with Miriam. Her love for a Rom ...more
পিতৃ-মাতৃহীন, অসহায়, আশরিতা এক খরিসটান তরুণী...
ভয়ঙকর এক যুদধের মাঝখানে যে মেয়েটি নযায়, সতয ও শানতির জনয নিজের জীবন বিপনন করেছিল।
দুঃসাহসী, দকষ, নিবেদিতপরাণ এক রোমান সৈনিক...
মিরিয়ামের ভালবাসা যাকে বদলে দিয়েছিল।
রুকষ, একগুঁয়ে, পরতিশোধ পরায়ণ এক ইহুদি যুবক...
মিরিয়ামের পরতযাখযান যাকে উনমাদ করে তুলেছিল।
এ-গলপ হেনরি রাইডার হযাগারডের লেখা।
শাশবত পরেম, রকতকষয়ী সংগরাম আর নিরদয় পরতিহিংসার এক রুদধশবাস উপাখযান।
আর কিছু বলার পরয়োজন আছে কি ?”
কাহিনী সংকষেপে বারবার মিরিয় ...more
গলপ শুরু হয় সিরীয় উপকুলবরতী নগরী সিজারিয়ায়, যেখানে ...more
In the style of the epic historical saga, Miriam is unique in that she is actually a skilled artist (sculptor) and the fact that she has a profession is seen as a good thing (during a time when women of wealth were not supposed to have (horrors!) work). Often time...more
The book starts with Miriams mother, who dies in childbirth on a wrecked ship after escaping the ravages of the Colosseum as a Christian. A lot of the book is centred around the themes of the different religions at the time of Jerusalem's fall. I feel that a lot of the book could have been made a lot better if the author had of researched what the early Christians really believed ...more
This was a great book: great storyline, great characters, great action and dialogue, and great descriptions.
The thing that bothered me was the repetetive reinstating of the belief that your soul goes straight to heaven when you die. As a fourth-generation Seventh-day Adventist, I do not believe that. I know that there are a lot of Christians who have this belief, it's just not mine. Also, the Christians of the Roman period were not baptized by sprinkling; they were baptized by full i ...more
So I finished this book last night for the second time. I really enjoyed it. I think it helps to go back and read a book again once you're grown. Its differnt. I kept trying to remember in what time period the book is set. Being about 40 yrs since Jesus went back to heaven. When Cyril was sharing the gosple with Marcus and Marcus being astounded that Jesus was indeed alive by reurection. The gosple truly is a wonderful and precious thing. Anyway, I'm not always good a ...more
My copy was published by Wildside Press.
Overall it's a very interesting story! Enjoyed it!
His breakout novel was King Solomon ...more