about the book
The End of the Magi by Patrick W. Carr
Christian Historical Fiction
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 384 Pages
November 5th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers
Centuries before the magi arrived in Bethlehem,
a prophecy sets a young magus on his path . . .
Following his vision of the coming Messiah, the prophet Daniel calls forth a select group of men who will count down the calendar until the arrival of Israel’s promised king. Centuries later, as the day draws near, Myrad, a young magi acolyte, flees for his life when his adoptive father and others are slain by a ruthless Parthian queen.
Equipped with very little, in haste Myrad escapes the city and, searching for a way to hide from the soldiers scouring the trade routes, tries to join the caravan of the merchant Walagash. The merchant senses that Myrad is keeping secrets, but when the young man proves himself a valuable asset, an epic journey filled with peril, near captures, and dangerous battles begins.
With every day that passes, the calendar creeps closer to the coming Messiah. And over everything shines the dream of a star that Myrad can’t forget, and the promise that the world will never be the same.
Fans of underdog heroes and Biblical adventure tales will love The End of the Magi! Throughout this fantastic, star-led journey of one unexpected magi, the cultures of several countries and worldviews clash over prophecies revealed and fulfilled. On an individual level, Myrad and his fellow travelers each examine their own purpose and their understanding of The Most High. Although the entire story spans little more than thirty years, the focal character lends a feeling of intimacy to the most pivotal events in history. The author created an engaging plot, endearing lead and secondary characters, and a vast yet vivid setting. I highly recommend this story and look forward to reading more books written by Patrick W. Carr.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
about the author
Patrick W. Carr is the author of the acclaimed fantasy series The Staff and the Sword.
A Cast of Stones won the 2014 Carol Award for Speculative Fiction and the 2014 Clive Staples Award. A Cast of Stones and The Hero’s Lot were both finalists for 2014 Christy Awards.
He teaches high school math and makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his incredible wife, Mary, and their four sons.
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US only | Ends November 29, 2019
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