I have never contemplated the wide spread effects of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar until now. Keffler does a great job of mingling many levels of characters dealing with exile and the impending fall of Babylon - plus she adds intrigue, vanity, hope, demons, angels, and the ever present soul searching questions asked by people of every period in history. Use the character guide in the back and enjoy some time mingling among surprisingly human ancients. I enjoyed the trip immensely and hope you do too!
This is a book for young adults but powerful for us who grew up in the 80s too. Nothing could prepare me for the rush of memories that came back reliving that tender/awkward/confusing/real to the core time of life where your friends play such a pivotal role in your heart and you deal with love in high definition and wild emotion for the very first time. Made me remember those amazing friends and that pure first love in such a warm light. Gave me compassion on those going through those years now and a new perspective on the roles parents play in adolescent development. This was a fun ride down memory lane - wish I had had more motorcycle rides back then!