Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday 6/8/16 : The Book of Esther by Emily Barton

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It's a weekly meme that allows bloggers to talk about books they're most looking forward to. 

This week I'm waiting on The Book Of Esther by Emily Barton


The Book of Esther: A  NovelWhat if an empire of Jewish warriors that really existed in the Middle Ages had never fallen—and was the only thing standing between Hitler and his conquest of Russia? 

Eastern Europe, August 1942. The Khazar kaganate, an isolated nation of Turkic warrior Jews, lies between the Pontus Euxinus (the Black Sea) and the Khazar Sea (the Caspian). It also happens to lie between a belligerent nation to the west that the Khazars call Germania—and a city the rest of the world calls Stalingrad.

After years of Jewish refugees streaming across the border from Europa, fleeing the war, Germania launches its siege of Khazaria. Only Esther, the daughter of the nation’s chief policy adviser, sees the ominous implications of Germania's disregard for Jewish lives. Only she realizes that this isn’t just another war but an existential threat. After witnessing the enemy warplanes’ first foray into sovereign Khazar territory, Esther knows she must fight for her country. But as the elder daughter in a traditional home, her urgent question is how.

Before daybreak one fateful morning, she embarks on a perilous journey across the open steppe. She seeks a fabled village of Kabbalists who may hold the key to her destiny: their rumored ability to change her into a man so that she may convince her entire nation to join in the fight for its very existence against an enemy like none Khazaria has ever faced before. 

Why I'm Waiting

This books sounds like it will be an interesting mix of genres all wrapped up into a christian fiction novel. Barton has written many other highly acclaimed novels (I haven't read them yet, but would like to). I am very interested to see what this book ends up being and I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this so expect a review within the next few days as well.


  • Format: Hardcover    
  • Publisher: Tim Duggan Books  
  • Page Count: 432 
  • Expected Publication: June 14th 2016
What book are you waiting on this week?


  1. It sounds nice so hopefully you'll enjoy reading it!
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    ~Priyanka @ A Booklion's Hideaway

  2. Sounds like an interesting read. I might have to check it out. If you'd like, please stop by and see today's brew,Cafinated Reads' WoW!

  3. This one has caught my eye. I'm definitely curious about it. Enjoy!


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