Blood of a Stone by Jeanne Lyet Gassman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Demetrios the lead character, a young man violently abused by his father, is sold into slavery in Palestine during the time of Jesus and his movement. Initiated by a horrific assault by his Roman master, Demetrois escapes slavery with his friend and companion Elazar to start a new life as a trader and caravan driver. It is during this time that he struggles with his past life and is tormented by nightmares and visions. This journey is main theme of the book and is more of a moral lesson than a thriller/ mystery. It is not really my type of book and purely coincidental that I read it just before Easter. I would like to award it half marks at two and half stars but unfortunately that is not possible. It covers quite a range of moral issues from the slavery to religion but in the end there are no miracles only an okay book.
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