February 3, 2020 I truly enjoyed reading the 2 part series on the Maccabee Rebellion, I learned more in these 2 books about these ancient Jewish warriors than I have learned in school. Excellent reads with vivid and vibrant descriptions of the ancient Land of Israel
January 13, 2020 With a brilliant blending of historical and fictional characters author Arad puts breath into the revolt. Further, he has lent some understanding, the "whys" of events, to the narrative. Altogether an enjoyable and edifying read
October 17, 2019 From go to woe, a truly engaging read. History is brought alive by this author and yes: One anticipates the sequel with relish.
September 20, 2019 This was a very good read for me. I enjoyed the combat, love the story.
August 22, 2019
I just sucked into it, and hoped it wouldn't end. Waiting for the third book in the series.