Isaiah’s Legacy, by Mesu Andrews, is a Novel of Prophets and Kings, the sequel to Isaiah’s Daughter.
King Hezekiah has only ten years left to live. His young son, Manasseh, will then be king. Manasseh has learning difficulties and has a lot to learn to take his father’s place. Shebna is Manasseh’s tutor. He has a brother with a similar disability who’s daughter, Shulle, has helped him enormously. Shebna offers shelter to Shulle and her father for her to help tutoring Manasseh. When Manasseh becomes king, he marries Shulle and they take a long trip in which he meets other kings trying to learn how to rule Judah.
This is an amazing story. Some parts in it are hard to read, especially those of sorcery, child sacrifice and killing those who follow God. This story is fictional based on true events in the Bible. In this story we see how King Hezekiah restored Judah to a nation that followed God. Yet, we also see how King Manasseh becomes Judah’s most wicked king and changes everything his father worked so faithfully to restore. We see how King Hezekiah’s wife, Isaiah’s daughter, goes through the struggles of having a struggling young son, losing her husband, watching her son take reign of the country and making terrible changes that result in the death of her father and friends. The author writes so clearly it is easy to imagine being there to see the changes that take place. It is easy to forget this is fiction.
I received a copy of this book from the Waterbrook & Multnomah Launch Team. This is my honest review.
Series: Prophets and Kings
To learn more about the author and other books she has written go to: http://mesuandrews.com/
This book will be released on February 18th. Some places it can be pre-ordered are:
You can listen to a portion of the book at: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/576342/isaiahs-legacy-by-mesu-andrews/
You can see my review of Isaiah’s Daughter at: https://lakesidelivingsite.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/isaiahs-daughter-a-novel-of-prophets-and-kings-by-mesu-andrews/