Garden Of Madness: A Review
The Untold Story of King Nebuchadnezzar’s Daughter.
For seven years the Babylonian princess Tiamat has waited for the mad king Nebuchadnezzar to return to his family and to his kingdom. Driven from his throne to live as a beast, he prowls his luxurious Hanging Gardens, secreted away from the world.
Since her treaty marriage at a young age, Tia has lived an indulgent palace life. But when her husband dies and a nobleman is found murdered in the palace, Tia must discover who is responsible for the macabre death, even if her own newfound freedom is threatened.
As the queen plans to wed Tia to yet another prince, the powerful mage Shadir plots to expose the family’s secret and set his own man on the throne. Tia enlists the help of a reluctant Jewish captive, her late husband’s brother Pedaiah, who challenges her notions of the gods even as he opens her heart to both truth and love.
In a time when few gave their hearts to Yahweh, one woman must decide if she is willing to risk everything—her possessions, her gods, and her very life—for the Israelite’s one God. Madness, sorcery and sinister plots mingle like an alchemist’s deadly potion, and Tia must dare to risk all – to save the kingdom, and to save herself.
This book right off the bat had me interested. You start off with Tiamat on nightly runs. Definitely something you wouldn’t expect from a princess of that time. I am not really familiar to the bible and the stories . So I was a little put off for getting this. But once I opened the book and started reading I was addicted. I love Higley attention to detail, I loved the characters, even her witch of a mother. And I love the emotions between Tia and Pedaiah. And I love the twist in the story later on. Also what I enjoyed the book was like a murder mystery, Tia in the middle of it all. And she wants to find out who is doing it, even if it means her life.
I was given this book for free, for my review from booksneeze. (www.Booksneeze.com)