Palace Of Darkness Paperback

A Novel of Petra

by Tracy L Higley;

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Historical drama of a fugitive mother and child in ancient Petra - only the mysterious followers of The Way can save them

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Palace Of Darkness

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Tracy L. Higley’s 'Palace of Darkness' transports you to the hidden, rose-red city of ancient Petra, carved out the living rock in a secret valley beyond the Jordan river, and the very beginnings of the Christian faith.

On the edge of the all consuming Roman empire, a destitute widow and her son must seek refuge in the hidden rock carved city of Petra; famed for its rich palaces carved into the red sandstone of almost impenetrable gorge.

Cassia believes the city in stone and her late husband’s family can protect her and her son, Alexander. But the man Cassia thought she knew kept a dark and dangerous secret. The truth about his real bloodline, and the consequent lineage of their son, now threatens to wrench Alexander from Cassia and destroy what little remains to her.

Every bit as gripping as the novels of much loved best selling author, Francine Rivers, the unfolding plot brings Cassia into an unexpected alliance with a new friend, Julian, and the mysterious followers of 'The Way'.

These strangers with their doctrines of love, mercy and sacrifice, and their almost unbelievable stories of the man, Jesus, offer Cassia the love and security of a family, asking for nothing in return. Yet this act of kindness will prove as dangerous to them as the danger to Cassia herself.

With a Roman Legion in battle array and poised to invade the city, Cassia is about to learn the truth of the power on which her new friends rely, and must place her faith in something to save her son's life. It will take a strength and a power beyond any Cassia has ever known.

When human effort alone cannot save Cassia and Alexander from their enemies, she must place her hope with the followers of the Way their willingness to trust their one true God.

"Higley's meticulous research enhances readers' understanding of the daring lives of the first Christians." - Romantic Times

Palace Of Darkness by Tracy L Higley was published by Thomas Nelson in September 2014 and is our 3361st best seller. The ISBN for Palace Of Darkness is 9781401687502.

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If you liked Francine Rivers' A Voice in the Wind, you'll love Tracy Higley's Palace of Darkness! It grabbed me from page one and never let go. - Colleen Coble, USA Today best-selling author
She believed the city in stone could protect her from the past until it threatened to destroy her future.
Cassia, a destitute young widow, seeks refuge for herself and her young son, Alexander, in Petra, the home of his late father's estranged family. The capital of the flourishing Arabian empire, a city carved in rock and still free of Roman control, Petra is hidden away among towering sandstone cliffs. Cassia hopes to secure a future here with Alexander's relatives and enjoy the family life she's never known. But Alexander's father was not the man Cassia thought. He kept a great secret from her; a secret that leads an evil queen to steal Alexander from his mother and plan his destruction. As the plot against her son unfolds, Cassia finds unexpected allies in her new friend, Julian, and the mysterious followers of The Way. These strangers sacrifice everything to help Cassia rescue her son from the dark palace and the pagan queen. And they offer Cassia the love and security of a family, asking for nothing in return. With Roman soldiers poised to invade the city, Cassia learns that it will take more than her new friends to save her son's life. It will take a strength and a power beyond any Cassia has ever known.


"It is impossible to read a T. L. Higley novel and not be transported. Petra is filled with all the intrigue, drama, and flavors of the ancient world that Higley is so well known for. With heart-pounding action and characters that carve their way into your heart, Petra is an adventurist's read, and an escapist's dream. Who needs Indiana Jones?" - Tosca Lee, author of Demon: A Memoir and Havah: The Story of Eve.

"Set in early second century AD, this historical Christian novel provides great tie-ins to Scripture and early church history. Malik was a real disciple of Paul, and martyred by Trajan Christians in the arena. The characters are complex and believable . . . The good- versus-evil conflict in this book is especially powerful — Cassia against Hagiru reflects the bigger struggle in the spiritual realm between Jesus and the demons behind the false gods of Petra. Readers will come away with renewed appreciation for the courage of Christians in the face of uncertainty and persecution." - Christian Library Journal.

"If you liked Francine Rivers' A Voice in the Wind, you'll love Tracy Higley's Palace of Darkness! It grabbed me from page one and never let go." - Colleen Coble, USA Today best-selling author.


Details for Palace Of Darkness

Page last updated 16th November 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherThomas Nelson (September 2014)
Number of Pages368
Thickness28 mm
Height211 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code4271135
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