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Lilah AUTHOR Marek Halter characters ↠ 104 ´ ➪ Lilah Read ➲ Author Marek Halter – Set in the magnificent culture of the Middle East than four thousand years ago Lilah is a rich and emotionally resonant story of faith love and courage Living in exile Lilah is in love with Antinoes a Set in tSet in the magnificent culture of the Middle East than four thousand years ago Lilah is a rich and emotionally resonant story of faith love and courage Living in exile Lilah is in love with Antinoes a Persian warrior They have known each other since they were children and Antinoes dearly wants to make Lilah his wife Yet Lilah does not feel she can marry without the blessing of her brother Ezra She and Ezra are close and Lilah knows her brother well he does not want his sister to have a husband outside their faith Ezra is a scholar of the laws of Moses and Lilah believes it is her. This is my least favorite book in the trilogy probably because I was not as familiar with the story of Ezra and Lilah as I was with Abraham and Moses But this book is enjoyable because of the diversity of the characters that evoke emotion Lilah is strong proud and full of love like Sarah and Zipporah However we have a wider range of characters Some are easy to root for like Ezra's mentor his servant and Lilah's lover And others are easy to despise like the ueen and even Ezra himself who is not a very sympathetic character Yes the Jews are lead to the Promise Land and the Temple is rebuilt but Ezra does not care at what cost these tasks are done MY REVIEW OF THE TRILOGY AS A WHOLE SPOILER ALERT I may seem like I'm slightly bashing these books just because I'm pointing out some flaws but I did give these books 4 or 5 stars Halter should not switch from first person to third Yes he distinctly separates them via prologues and epilogues and parts but once he's really established style in one or the other he changes inelouently These women of god were not as chaste as we were lead to believe Mind you I'm no conservative but generally when people are reading biblical stories they're not reading it for moderately steamy romance Sarah committed adultery with Pharaoh Zipporah slept with Moses before they were married and acknowledged that she lived in sin and Lilah slept with her lover before they were married and did so with considerable passion All of these women had a bit too much in common and having concluded the third book the trilogy seemed a bit redundant All three women were raised in privilege and wanted men outside of their class They all embarked in holy journeys and received both blessings and sorrow It was a bit formulaic Overall I enjoyed the series It was a uick read with familiar characters and a good sense of setting and atmosphere I felt the heat of the deserts and texture of the fabrics But while I knew what was in the character's hearts I never FELT it As I said in my review of Sarah I don't typically compare books to other books but this series didn't hold a candle to The Red Tent

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Brother's destiny to lead the Jewish people back to the Promised Land While Antinoes pressures her to accept his proposal Lilah realizes that before she can consider her own happiness it is her duty to help her brother accomplish the seemingly impossible task that is before him Putting herself in grave danger and with the help of Antinoes Lilah wins Ezra an audience with Artaxerxes II the King of Kings who grants permission to lead the exiles on their journey back to the Promised Land After a hazardous trip across the desert Lilah Ezra and the thousands who join them arrive in Jer. Pleasant read nothing spectacular I enjoyed the way that Ezra's story was brought to life as that is a book of the Bible that I haven't spent a lot of time contemplating

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Lilah AUTHOR Marek HaltUsalem But the hardship of rebuilding the Temple takes its toll and the religious enthusiasm of some turns to extremism Ezra listening to the zealots orders all non Jewish wives and their children banished from Jerusalem Lilah whose love for Antinoes has never wavered is horrified by this command She knows she must now choose between her brother and her conscience which tells her that the time has come to defy him Lilah is a timeless story of one woman's stand against intolerance it will linger in the reader's mind long after the last page has been turned From the Hardcover editio. I listened to the audio version of this book and found it riveting At times I was uncomfortable with the ongoing relationship between brother and sister and found myself challenged by their dynamics However the most riveting and compelling part of the book focused on the role of the Persian empire all the way to the ueen and its power over the common person absolute dictator like control over who one marries and ones very existencesounds a bit too much like the type of control ISIS is attempting to exert and seems to be uite effective We here in the West do have issues with the way that religion dictates politics in the Middle East Syria etc However when you did just below the surface we here in the US are not really that different witness the recent case that went to the Human Rights Commission involving an employee of Moody's Dinerhow because of this employee's relationship with the diner's owner's sonThe owner holds strong religious beliefs the owner felt entitled to pressure this employee in the name of Jesus It was truly amazing and also heart breaking to witness Lilah's decision to go up against her brother's obvious religious fervor LIfe is extremely messy and it was amazing how this writer dealt with numerous complex issues Rosie HartzlerWIndham Maine