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Hadassah: One Night with the King (original 2003; edição 2004)

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Vibrantly brings to life the extraordinary story of Hadassah, a beautiful peasant girl who, after chosen to become Esther, queen of Persia, gains favor with the king and saves her people, in an exciting historical novel set in pre-Islamic Persia. (Christian Fiction).
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Título:Hadassah: One Night with the King
Autores:Mark Andrew Olsen (Autor)
Informação:Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group (2004)
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Hadassah: One Night With the King por Tommy Tenney (2003)

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    kathleen.morrow: I actually think Thoene's writing and plotting is much better than Tenney's. If you enjoyed Tenney's retlling of the tale of Esther, you'll be blown away by Thoene's dramatization of biblical events.
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The story of Esther, the Jewish queen of Persia who saved her people from being slaughtered. There were parts of this book I liked and parts I didn’t. It’s a great story, and one I already knew and cared for. It was atmospheric, it was gripping, and despite most of the book being about living in the concubine’s quarters of the palace waiting for things to happen, it never felt boring. But I didn’t like the historically inaccurate swastikas as the emblem of those who wanted to kill the Jewish people. Didn’t like the way it skipped from first person to third person even though the whole thing was supposed to be a letter written by Esther. I realise she was not present for the events described in third person and that’s why they did it, but maybe you shouldn’t include scenes that the person telling the story has no way of knowing anything about. If you don’t want to leave them out, don’t structure the book as a personal letter. And finally, I didn’t like the message Esther kept hammering of “It’s all about him. Think about his pleasure, his desires, not your own. In fact, make your desire to fulfill his desires and your greatest pleasure to bring him pleasure.” I mean, if your goal is to seduce a king, as Esther’s was, that’s a legit strategy. But the book seemed to be presenting it as general relationship advice even for women in the modern world (the distant descendent of Esther’s who was reading the letter certainly took it that way), and I am not comfortable with that. ( )
  elusiverica | Aug 15, 2020 |
Perhaps a young Jewish woman, a peasant in Susa, should have been the most unlikely possibility, the most unlikely candidate to be the next Queen of Persia. Nevertheless, her ascension to the throne turns out to be a timely rise to meet impending danger in Hadassah: One Night With the King by authors Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen.

The first time I read this book over a decade ago, it became one of my all-time favorites. The flawed heroine's journey in this novel that's part thriller, part fictional memoir based on the biblical book of Esther was a needed balm for me during a dark season in my life.

Reading the novel for the second time years later, I again have found it to be a rich, nuanced, violent, poignant, deftly written story. It has so much of what makes historical/period reads engrossing to me. And Tenney's intent stands out in the spiritually driven metaphors that speak to close relationship with a King.

Even so, the metaphors will never make a hero out of the cruel, vulnerable, weary, changeable man of excess and war, Xerxes. And despite what Hadassah/Esther comes to feel for the king, this novel isn't a romance.

While I in no way need this to be a romance or a fairy tale, one of its key ironies didn't strike me earlier in my life, but it strikes me now. The irony of the story's genocide. An Amalekite is out to exterminate Jewish (Hebrew) men, women, and children—a mission stemming from a time when Israelites (Hebrews) were out to exterminate Amalekite men, women, and children.

Yet, only one of these extermination missions is really painted in a negative light here. Of course, I know why, but I'm not okay with it. I'm not okay with genocide.

It may be additionally ironic that I still consider this work of Biblical Fiction to be one of my all-time favorites. While it's partly due to the deep, beautiful writing and to my previous experience with the novel, it's also partly because reading this book has again shown me something so important about myself. ( )
  NadineC.Keels | May 6, 2020 |
This is the most fasinating book I have ever read. Throughout the book I felt as if I was a part of the story, as if Hadassah was telling me the story, as if we were walking side-by-side throughout her daily life. I was very surprised that this book was written by a man since it is written from a woman's point of view but I guess that is what makes the story so phanominal. the book flowed together very well. I would give this book a five out of five in rating. An excellant story and an excellant novel. If there was only one book to read on the story of Esther this would be it. ( )
  mookiekat | Apr 28, 2014 |
A novel written about Esther, of the Old Testament.
  DLUC | Jun 29, 2011 |
A gripping action-adventure story based on Queen Esther's 'one .night with the king'
  hgcslibrary | Nov 29, 2009 |
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