Known as the "Queen of the Outcasts," Maviah was born the illegitimate daughter of a slave. But meeting Yeshua, she discovers unimagined strength and peace. She soon gathers her own desert community of pariahs---and seeks Yeshua's help. But what will happen when Maviah realizes he's facing death himself? 354 pages, hardcover from Center Street.
New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker delivers the gripping story of Maviah, a slave who becomes a queen in Arabia, A.D. 33.
They call her the Queen of the Outcasts. Maviah, a woman whose fate was sealed on her birth by this world-unwanted, illegitimate, female, a slave-subject to the whims of all. But then she met a man named Yeshua who opened her eyes. She found strength in his words, peace from the brutal word around her. Because of what he taught her, she has gathered her own traveling kingdom of outcasts deep in the desert, wielding an authority few have seen. But when her growing power threatens the rulers around her, they set out to crush all she loves, leaving her reeling as a slave once more. She must find Yeshua to save her people, but when she does, she will be horrified to discover that he faces his own death.
Enter a story full of intrigue, heart-wrenching defeat, uncompromising love and staggering victory-one that re-examines everything you thought you knew about the heart of Jesus's stunning message and the power that follows for those who follow his easily forgotten way.
TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 novels with a total of more than 10 million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil.
"The reigning king of Christian thrillers...kicks down the door of biblical fiction."Publishers Weekly on A.D. 30
"[A.D. 30] showcases the New York Times best-selling author's gift for immersing readers in ancient settings, believable characters, and high-octane story lines."Library Journal, starred review of A.D. 30
"A rich and engaging tale that captivates readers from the first page. The depth of insight and development into characters is outstanding....This is a must read."RT Book Reviews, Top Pick! on A.D. 30
"This is the kind of book that the term 'sweeping epic' was made for."Booklist on A.D. 30
"[A.D. 30] may be a genre unto itself: part historical fiction, part spiritual self-help."New York Times on A.D. 30
"Maviah's story of heartbreak and loss, faith and belief, will captivate readers from the first page of A.D. 33 to the very last.... You'll be enthralled and deeply encouraged yourself."Bookreporter.com