Apprentice (Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book 1) by Maggie Anton

By Maggie Anton

Hisdadukh, blessed to be attractive and realized, is the youngest baby of Talmudic sage Rav Hisda. the area round her is filled with clash. Rome, quick turning into Christian, battles Zoroastrian Persia for dominance whereas Rav Hisda and his colleagues fight to set up new Jewish traditions after the destruction of Jerusalem's Holy Temple. in contrast backdrop Hisdadukh embarks at the tortuous route to turn into an enchantress within the very land the place the observe 'magic' originated.

But the clash affecting Hisdadukh such a lot in detail arises while her father brings his top scholars prior to her, an insignificant baby, and asks her which one she is going to marry. Astonishingly, the woman replies, "Both of them." quickly she marries the older scholar, even though it turns into transparent that the more youthful one has no longer misplaced curiosity in her. whilst her new-found happiness is derailed via a chain of tragedies, a grieving Hisdadukh needs to come to a decision if she does, certainly, desire to turn into a sorceress. according to genuine Talmud texts and populated with its rabbis and their households, " Rav Hisda's Daughter: ebook I - Apprentice" brings the area of the Talmud to lifestyles - from a woman's point of view.

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He pulled again but without success. Will Northaway and the Quest for Liberty 53 Before long his hands were raw, and his upper arms trembled with the effort. “Why, the last boy could lift a bucket single-handedly,” someone said. “Sure he could. I remember the time he swabbed the deck in less than an hour, and even Mr. ” “That’s right. A fine boy he was. We’ll never find one to match him—and surely not in this puny lad we have here. ” The taunts went on until Mr. Mattison, hearing the raised voices, strolled over from the helm where he had been taking measurements for the ship’s log.

And I wouldn’t say he is a soft man . . ” He shrugged, not seeming to mind the insult. “That may be, and yet I won’t allow liars on board this ship. ” Will took a deep breath while he thought about how much to say. ” Will had the strange feeling that Mr. Mattison could read his thoughts. It was a new feeling and one he didn’t care for, but he didn’t dare lie. “They said I had robbed a lord . . but I didn’t . . I swear. ” Will hadn’t really thought about it before, but the answer was clear. “’Cause who’d care about me?

He yelled. “This lad needs a way over. ” When the men nodded, Will clambered onto the barge, finding a seat amidst the cargo. He gave a halfhearted wave to Tommy, who nodded from the wharf. “It’ll be fine, Will Northaway. ” Will squeezed between barrels and crates, being careful to keep out of the way of the oarsmen. He huddled down as it began to rain, feeling the drops soak through his shirt. As the barge reached the side of the ship, he realized how big it was. Even loaded with cargo and sitting low in the water, her sides dwarfed the little barge.

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