Judah’s Scepter and the Sacred Stone, by D.A. Brittain, introduces the idea that during the fall of Judah to Nebuchadnezzar, two princesses escaped and were ultimately smuggled out of the kingdom, escaping certain death from the Babylonian King. Led by the Prophet Jeremiah, both girls struggle with accepting their destiny and God as they journey across the land from Egypt to places unknown.
What was interesting about this book was the idea that somehow these princesses were ultimately linked to the current British Monarchs. While certainly a unique perspective, I find a lot of the assumptions made in this book take a rather large leap of faith. What Brittain does best is weave an interesting love story during one of the most troublesome times in Jewish history, giving hope to the idea that maybe not every member of the royal family was destroyed. As Princess Teia continues her journey, you see her battling with accepting a God that her entire family rejected to their peril. Will Teia be able to find happiness?
If you enjoy Biblical Fiction you should enjoy this book. While a lot of the ideas presented have little factual bearing, the idea of a remnant remaining and continuing the line of King David is an interesting concept and Brittain does well to spin a love story that moves back and forth between the past and modern day. I am giving this book 4/5 stars for an enjoyable read.
I received this book for free from the Publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.