PERSIA, 480 BC. Mordecai takes guardianship of his orphan cousin, Esther. Persia's King kidnaps the girl and forces her into his bed. Mordecai refuses to kneel before the Viceroy who unleashes terror in revenge. The teenage queen risks a violent death to find the help they need as they battle an ancient evil set on the destruction of their people
BRITAIN, 21st Century. Oliver, a depressed London film student in search of meaning and beauty, visits his coffee guzzling grandfather in the Scottish highlands. With the old man's help, he discovers Mordecai and Esther⸺and the answers to so much more.
WARNING: this is not your grandmother's sanitised, rose-petalled Esther. Read the scripture-saga as told by a Scottish grandfather to his grandson, Oliver, in a potent blend of dry humour, robust theology, and dark storytelling⸺the first in the Oliver Anderson Trilogy.
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