On Tour with Prism Book Tours
The End of the Magi
By Patrick W. Carr
Christian Historical Fiction
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 384 Pages
November 5th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers
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.
Praise for the Book
“Carr retells the story of the Magi in this bustling biblical adventure . . . . Myrad’s divine vision of the star and his arduous trek battling his own physical problems to pay homage to the Messiah capture the majesty of biblical narratives and will appeal to Christians well versed in scripture.”–Publishers Weekly
“Patrick Carr brings us a captivating tale in The End of the Magi. Based on the Holy Bible, he weaves a fictional tale of the adventures of a group of magi from the east looking for the Messiah. Myrad is a strong main character even though he doesn’t see himself as strong. He has great character traits and these help him find triumph over tragedy. . . . The End of the Magi is a great holiday read and gives us much to think about in our journey to know God better.”–Fresh Fiction
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In My Opinion
As the holidays speed closer, Patrick Carr presents a take on the story of Jesus’s birth that I have never considered before.
Yes, I know about the wisemen, the star, the gifts, even that they found Jesus a year after his birth. But I’ve never given much consideration to their journey or what happened to them after they visited the Savior.
Carr puts readers right there in the politics, danger, travels, and daily life of this group of travelers. Using Scripture and prophecies, wonderful settings, sacrifice, and courage through the eyes of one of the Magi enhance the story built around the star that lead to the Savior.
This holiday season, turn off the Hallmark channel for a night or two, and immerse yourself in this imagining of one piece of the greatest story ever told.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
About the Author
Patrick W. Carr is the author of the acclaimed fantasy series The Staff and the Sword. A Cast of Stones won the 2014 Carol Award for Speculative Fiction and the 2014 Clive Staples Award. A Cast of Stones and The Hero’s Lot were both finalists for 2014 Christy Awards. He teaches high school math and makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his incredible wife, Mary, and their four sons.
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Alison Boss says
The End of the Magi sounds amazing! I had it on my TBR list, but now after reading your review, I want to read it even more! I love reading Christmas stories! I am very intrigued with reading the Christmas story from the view of the wisemen, and all they went through on their journey to find and worship Jesus, our Saviour. Thank you for the wonderful review and for being a part of this Prism Tour, Suzie!!!
Suzie Waltner says
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Alicia Haney says
This book sounds like a very good read, and I love the cover. It sounds very interesting to me and I would love to read it. Thank you for sharing about the book with us.
Caryl Kane says
The cover is stunning! I’m excited to read this one.
Bea LaRocca says
Congratulations on this great review! This sounds like an awesome read