Author: Christine Dillon
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Series: Light of Nations #1
Release Date: January 27, 2023
Inanna, an Amorite chieftain's daughter, craves to be free as the eagles that fly above her hometown. Utu, her loyal twin, just wants to keep his wayward sister out of trouble. Neither succeeds, and their dreams are uprooted as they're sold into slavery. During their forced travels, they encounter nations they’d only known from stories, palaces beyond description, and fickle kings claiming to be all-powerful deities.
Yet when serving the wandering household of Avram and Sarai from Ur, they encounter a mystery god intent on upturning national boundaries, calling new loyalties, and directing the eyes of his followers to dreams vaster than the star-filled sky.
But what has this God of unexpected paths and promises to offer two Amorite slaves?
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
Wells and Wanderers by Christine Dillon is the first book in her Light of Nations series. It is an intriguing look into Abraham's household through the eyes of his slaves, and it is fascinating!
When twins Inanna and Utu are captured by raiders outside their home, they are taken back to Egypt to be slaves in Pharaoh's household. It is not clear how old the twins are when they are captured, but I pictured them as fairly young. When they are traded to Avram (Abraham), they begin to understand that not all slave masters are bad. And each character learns a little bit more about the God of Avraham as they grow older.
I loved how the author showed the spiritual growth of both characters and how they became part of Avraham's family, even though they were slaves. I also appreciated how the author showed that not everyone trusts God right away and that spiritual growth takes time for everyone.
The author was thorough in her research (which I also love) when it came to showing Avraham's many faults and failures. Proving that God uses flawed people all the time.
While I felt some sections were a little rushed, I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to those who like Biblical Fiction. I look forward to the next book in this series!
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