This is the first book I have read by author Michelle Janene. God’s Rebel is a tale of good verses evil literally. It is about demons and evil spirit possession and is set in the Middle Ages. This is Book One in the author’s Changed Heart Series. I wasn’t certain what to expect, but this was a gritty, bone chilling tale when it came to the evil parts. The good parts were heartwarming and God glorifying.
The main character in this book was dubbed Mariamne. She did not tell her name so one was given to her. The author did an excellent job describing her and her hard life. She was unjustly taken as a slave and abused by men. Unfortunately she does not know God, but knows the Evil One and he knows her.
Since it is set in the Middle Ages there are knights that come to her aid and show her that not all men are bad. The characters are well developed and realistic for that era. It is a heart wrenching story and was an emotional read. This is the story of love, redemption, and God searching for a His lost children.
I would definitely recommend this short book to adults. The evil warfare might be too much for a young teenager. It could give them nightmares if they read it before going to bed. I rated it a 4 out of 5 stars. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but this is my honest opinion.
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About the Book:
She is a woman without a name. Chosen by men for her beauty, she refused to bend to their desires. Beaten and sold to a slave trader, she is left to die in a putrid dungeon.
Everything changes when she’s purchased by the thane of a foreign king and given a Jewish name.
The king needs her to save his kingdom. God calls her to an unimaginable future. Evil wants her for itself, and if it can’t have her, it will kill her. Mariamne wants none of the possibilities she’s offered.
Mariamne needs only to surrender to achieve an amazing destiny.
About the Author:
Michelle Janene lives and works in Northern California, though most days she blissfully exists in the medieval creations of her mind. She is a devoted teacher, a dysfunctional housekeeper, and a dedicated writer. She released her first novella, Mission: Mistaken Identity, in the fall of 2015, and has been published in several anthologies. She leads two critique groups and is the founder of Strong Tower Press—Indie solutions for indie authors.