By Maggie Anton
Hisdadukh, blessed to be appealing and discovered, is the youngest baby of Talmudic sage Rav Hisda. the area round her is filled with clash. Rome, quick changing 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 develop into an enchantress within the very land the place the be aware 'magic' originated.
But the clash affecting Hisdadukh such a lot in detail arises while her father brings his top scholars ahead of her, an insignificant baby, and asks her which one she's 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 now not misplaced curiosity in her. while her new-found happiness is derailed by way of a sequence of tragedies, a grieving Hisdadukh needs to come to a decision if she does, certainly, desire to turn into a sorceress. in response to real Talmud texts and populated with its rabbis and their households, " Rav Hisda's Daughter: ebook I - Apprentice" brings the area of the Talmud to existence - from a woman's standpoint.
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Apprentice (Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book 1) by Maggie Anton