Book 1 of The Rule of Wisdom
She hummed a sweet song as she washed the king’s dishes.
I wonder when I’ll see him again. He’s so wonderful. And we’re to be married!
She twirled around in joy and laughed as soap suds flew about the room.
Her heart skipped a beat and she turned to smile at her beloved. She ran across the room and jumped into Jakfa’s arms.
“Little Bird, you’ll knock me over.”
“I love it when you call me Little Bird.”
Jakfa smiled and kissed her. “I can’t stay, but I wanted to see you one more time today. Do you still love me?”
“Oh yes. Oh yes. I will love you forever.”
“Then I will see you tomorrow, Little Bird.” He kissed her once more and turned to leave. At the door he wiped his mouth.
Disgusting girl. Soon I’ll be done with you.
She sighed with joy and returned to the sink. Beautiful man.
She looked at the suds in the sink. Soon I’ll be done with you.
Ja’el, a young apothecary, has his peaceful life turned upside-down when his father passes away. Suddenly finding himself at the side of the king himself, Ja’el must navigate royal intrigue, strategy, and forbidden love in order to protect the things he holds dear. His journey features politics, magic, and romance. Most of all, it professes a powerful Christian message of hope and faith in the face of adversity.