Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Sneak peek at Ginger Garrett's In the Arms of Immortals

I loved the first book in Ginger's Chronicles of the Scribe series and can't wait to read this one, releasing in September from David C Cook - enjoy the sneak peek!


The Black Death—Revisited

In Book Two of the Chronicles of the Scribe series, popular author Ginger Garrett takes readers back in time to “the greatest natural disaster to ever strike humanity

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX—In another heart-stopping historical fiction thriller from the author of In the Shadow of the Lions, critically acclaimed author Ginger Garrett paints a captivating po
rtrait of a time when terror ruled and faith was hard to come by. In the Arms of Immortals (David C Cook, September 2009) travels a richly imagined journey into a key moment of history…the arrival of the Black Death in Europe.

This story of unseen battle, loving presence, and eventual redemp
tion begins when a strange ship docks in a medieval Sicilian harbor. That night an old man falls ill… then the baker’s wife… then a street urchin. By morning half the townspeople are dead and more are dying—horribly. And no one has a clue what is happening or how to stop it. Not the local priest. Not the rich baron or his powerful knight. And not the three women at the heart of this book: the baron’s proud daughter, Panthea, the outcast healer, Gio, and Mariskka, an unwilling visitor from another time.

Though the Church fights to stand between the plague and the people, the sickness is too powerful for a Church that will not allow medicine to be studied outside its walls. The Church holds a monopoly on healing and on God, but when neither rescues the people, the people lose hope in both, and the conflict between Science and Faith begins its long burn. In a time when the faithful have no answers and the faithless terrorize the countryside, only the bravest will dare hold on to a silent God.

The Chronicles of the Scribe Series are thrilling tales of an angelic presence called “the Scribe, the first writer”—dictated to a series of twentieth-century strugglers, but lived out in the pages of history. Each of Garrett’s novels in the series targets a different significant moment of the past—both its mundane reality and supernatural significance—with a special emphasis on women’s experience. Tautly suspenseful and deeply moving, In the Arms of Immortals will deftly lift readers into its fascinating narrative of angels and demons, mortality and immortality.

Press release from The B & B Media Group

5 comments:

Ruth said...

Thank you so much for posting this, I hadn't seen any cover copy for this story. I absolutely LOVED the first book in the series and can't wait to read this one!!

Kim said...

Can you hear me squealing in anticipation of this book??!!! Shadow of the Lions was fantastic, and this sounds even more amazing!! Thanks for the heads up!!

Woo-Hoo!!!

Jenny said...

I haven't read the first book in the series but this one looks fabulous...both from the description and the cover.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

In the Shadow of Lions was absolutely haunting! I can't wait for this one!

Rel said...

Love your comments! It looks fabulous, doesn't it?

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