This week I am participating in a book tour celebrating the release of Patrick Carr’s most recent novel, The End of the Magi. This was a beautiful story of a young apprentice magi who searches for the meaning behind his dream of a star. Read the details and my review below, and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the bottom of the page! Today is the last day to enter!
The End of the Magi By Patrick W. Carr
Centuries before the magi arrived in Bethlehem, a prophecy sets a young magus on his path . . .
Following his vision of the coming Messiah, the prophet Daniel calls forth a select group of men who will count down the calendar until the arrival of Israel’s promised king. Centuries later, as the day draws near, Myrad, a young magi acolyte, flees for his life when his adoptive father and others are slain by a ruthless Parthian queen.
Equipped with very little, in haste Myrad escapes the city and, searching for a way to hide from the soldiers scouring the trade routes, tries to join the caravan of the merchant Walagash. The merchant senses that Myrad is keeping secrets, but when the young man proves himself a valuable asset, an epic journey filled with peril, near captures, and dangerous battles begins.
With every day that passes, the calendar creeps closer to the coming Messiah. And over everything shines the dream of a star that Myrad can’t forget, and the promise that the world will never be the same.
Patrick Carr weaves a beautiful story in The End of the Magi. I appreciated the way the story took its time, allowing us to experience each doubt, disappointment, and hope-filled moment along with Myrad as he follows a dream he does not understand.
Myrad has only just begun his training as a magus when his world is turned upside down and he finds himself running for his life. He does not understand his dream of the star, barely understands the importance of keeping the calendar marking the coming of the Messiah, and is torn between carrying on his father’s mission and avenging his death. Several times he wants to give up, but the thing that always brings him back to his path is his ultimate desire to understand his dream and why it came to him.
The political subplot
I loved the theme of being chosen by God regardless of heritage, physical ability, and education.
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– One winner will receive a print copy of The End of the Magi and a $20 B&N gift card
– Four winners will each receive a print copy of The End of the Magi
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