Book Review: Isaiah’s Legacy by Mesu Andrews – Must Read!

Isaiah's Legacy

Picture this. You’re living in a country where the throne is passed to the son of the King when the king dies. In this case, the King dies in an accident, the son is only 12 years old and autistic. He’s also very susceptible to the influence of others. This is not going to turn out well.

Now let’s add a bit more. There’s a beautiful little girl who is brought to the city and she becomes a companion to the boy king. She’s the only one who can calm him and interact with him in a positive way. But as a child herself, she is also susceptible to the influence of others, and unfortunately, the relatives that she lives with include an evil sorceress who makes this young girl believe that learning the dark arts is the best way to get ahead in life. She learns all she can learn under the tutelage of this evil woman, and believing in it herself, exposes this evil to the boy king, who trusts her implicitly.

As the boy grows and matures, he commits vile and evil acts, even to the point of torturing and murdering his own grandfather, relatives and friends.

It sounds like fiction, but much of this story is possible. Isaiah’s Legacy weaves the story of King Hezekiah’s heir to the throne, King Manasseh. The girl in the story, Shulle, is thoroughly convinced that the notion of God is fiction, and that the people of Jerusalem should be freed from their “chains” of worshiping Yahweh. And she convinces Manasseh of this. Eventually they marry and Manasseh’s wicked reign continues, even after Shulle becomes convicted that she was wrong about Yahweh all along.

There are twists and turns and friendships that are puzzling. Will Manasseh ever see the truth and end his reign of evil? Or will he die in his own misery? You’ll have to read the book to find out!

And let me just tell you, I couldn’t put this book down. Mesu Andrews is one of my very favorite authors. Anytime she publishes a new book, it’s first on my list. If you haven’t yet discovered her work, you’re in for a treat if you enjoy Biblical Fiction. Visit her page here.

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