Monday, November 5, 2012

Isle of Shadows

By Tracy Higley
Published by Thomas Nelson

This book speaks of a courtesan, Tessa of Delos. She is "owned" by Glaucas, and she wants to be free of this ownership problems so she decides that she must commit suicide to rid herself of him and even figures out where she should open up her wrists.

Glaucas dies in an accident. Tessa knows that if it is discovered she could be in deep trouble (no matter if she was found guilty or not) Guilty means she is killed, not guilty means she is sold off to another man. She decides to cover it up for a while to give her some time to escape.

She starts to fall for Nikos.

This was a very interesting book, one i loved to read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.

Book Description

Revised and updated from the original, Christy-award finalist Shadow of Colossus.

Enslaved in a World of Money and Power, Tessa Dares to be Free.

Raised as courtesan to wealthy and powerful men, Tessa of Delos serves at the whim of her current patron, the politician Glaucus. After ten years with him, Tessa has abandoned all desire for freedom or love, choosing instead to lock her heart away.

But when Glaucus meets a violent death in his own home, Tessa grasps at a fragile hope. Only she knows of his death. If she can keep it a secret long enough, she can escape.

Tessa throws herself on the mercy of the Greek god Helios, but finds instead unlikely allies in Nikos, a Greek slave, and Simeon, Glaucus’s Jewish head servant. As Simeon introduces her to a God unlike any she has ever known and Nikos begins to stir feelings she had thought long dead, Tessa fights to keep her heart protected.

As an assassination plot comes to light, Tessa must battle for her own freedom—and for those to whom she has begun to open her heart—as forces collide that shatter the island’s peace.

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