“One of the most powerful practitioners of these mysterious arts is Rav Hisda’s daughter, whose innate awareness allows her to possess the skills men lack. With her husband, Rava–whose arcane knowledge of the secret Torah enables him to create a “man” out of earth and to resurrect another rabbi from death–the two brave an evil sorceress, Ashmedai the Demon King, and even the Angel of Death in their quest to safeguard their people, even while putting their romance at risk.”
Well researched, detailed, beautiful and even magical, Enchantress is truly unlike any other book out there when it comes to Jewish literature. While it is not a fast paced read, it is entertaining and thought-provoking. The book includes a helpful time line of events (which I appreciate) and a map of Roman Palestina and Persian Babylonia, and again, a helpful glossary for those of us who don’t know the meaning of Hebrew words thrown around in the story.
I liked the final lines of the story and how she proved herself to be more of a prophet than what everyone imagined. I would give this book four out of five stars. It is on sale September 2nd.