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Jerusalem Vigil (#01 in Zion Legacy Series)

Paperback|Mar 2001
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An unforgettable story from the authors of the ZION CHRONICLES and ZION COVENANT series. It is early afternoon on May 14 1948, in the world's most sacred city. Tension is high, as this is the day when British troops...


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An unforgettable story from the authors of the ZION CHRONICLES and ZION COVENANT series.

It is early afternoon on May 14 1948, in the world's most sacred city. Tension is high, as this is the day when British troops will hand over the key to Zion Gate and depart. They will leave Jewish and Muslim forces that have been fighting for months over control of a holy city they are all willing to die for.

Caught up in this historic moment are a striking cast of characters whose stories make JERUSALEM VIGIL an unforgettable novel that is impossible to put down. As they have in their earlier series, THE ZION CHRONICLES and THE ZION COVENANT, Bodie and Brock Thoene have written a magnificent historical novel of the momentous events that unfold in the days after the British departure.
- Publisher.

A novel of the struggle for Jerusalem, the story opens in 1948 when the new state of Israel will be proclaimed and British troops prepare to hand over the key to Zion Gate. The Sachar family is caught up in the turmoil, as history unfolds all around them.
-Publisher


"For fast-paced, often riveting action, the Thoenes come through with scenes of horror and fear that rival those of James Michener." --The New York Post
Bodie and Brock Thoene's superb storytelling comes alive inJerusalem Vigil, a novel of the struggle for Jerusalem. It is May 14, 1948, in the world's holiest city: today the new State of Israel will be proclaimed and British troops will hand over the key to Zion Gate leaving behind hostile Jewish and Muslim forces poised for battle. Caught up in this historic moment are Moshe Sachar, an archaeology professor who is also a strategist; his pregnant wife, Rachel, who flees Tel Aviv for Jerusalem via a perilous route through the Christian Quarter; and Daoud and Gawan, two orphaned Arab boys who find a father with an unlikely surname. In this engrossing page-turner, the Thoenes combine historical authenticity, unforgettable characters, and gripping drama to create a saga about a fascinating period in world history.



-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 203183
  • Product Code 0140298568
  • EAN 9780140298567
  • Pages 336
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Penguin Books Usa
  • Publication Date Mar 2001
  • Sales Rank 35351
  • Dimensions 203 x 135 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.286kg

Bodie Thoene

Bodie and Brock Thoene (pronounced Tay-nee) have written over 45 works of historical fiction. That these best sellers have sold more than 10 million copies and won eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards affirms what millions of readers have already discoveredthe Thoenes are not only master stylists but experts at capturing readers minds and hearts. Bodie has degrees in journalism and communications. Brock has often been described by Bodie as an essential half of this writing team. With degrees in both history and education, Brock has, in his role as researcher and story-line consultant, added the vital dimension of historical accuracy. Due to such careful research, The Zion Covenant and The Zion Chronicles series are recognized by the American Library Association, as well as Zionist libraries around the world, as classic historical novels and are used to teach history in college classrooms. Bodie and Brock have four grown children - Rachel, Jake, Luke, and Ellie - and five grandchildren. Their sons, Jake and Luke, are carrying on the Thoene family talent as the next generation of writers, and Luke produces the Thoene audiobooks. Bodie and Brock divide their time between London and Nevada.- Publisher.

Brock Thoene

Bodie and Brock Thoene (pronounced Tay-nee) have written over 45 works of historical fiction. That these best sellers have sold more than 10 million copies and won eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards affirms what millions of readers have already discovered the Thoenes are not only master stylists but experts at capturing readers minds and hearts. Bodie has degrees in journalism and communications. Brock has often been described by Bodie as an essential half of this writing team. With degrees in both history and education, Brock has, in his role as researcher and story-line consultant, added the vital dimension of historical accuracy. Due to such careful research, The Zion Covenant and The Zion Chronicles series are recognized by the American Library Association, as well as Zionist libraries around the world, as classic historical novels and are used to teach history in college classrooms. Bodie and Brock have four grown children Rachel, Jake, Luke, and Ellie and five grandchildren. Their sons, Jake and Luke, are carrying on the Thoene family talent as the next generation of writers, and Luke produces the Thoene audiobooks. Bodie and Brock divide their time between London and Nevada.- Publisher.

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