In a world enslaved by money and power, one woman dares to be free. Will an explosive secret enslave her again?
The place is the island of Rhodes; the time, 227 BC. In the ten years that Tessa of Delos has been in bondage as a hetaeira, a high-priced Greek courtesan to a wealthy politician, she has learned to abandon all desire for freedom and love. But when her owner meets a violent death, Tessa is given the chance to be free--if she can hide the truth of his death and maintain a masquerade until escape is possible. Now Tessa must battle for her own freedom and for those she is beginning to love, as forces collide that will shatter the island's peace and bring even its mighty Colossus to its knees. Here is a powerful story showing how the love of God can transform even the most hardened person and bring back to life a soul jaded by sin and grief. Endorsements:
"T. L. Higley's Shadow of Colossus
is a fascinating glimpse into the rarely visited world of ancient Greece, a beautifully written tale of love and faith and adventure. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series."
--DeAnna Julie Dodson, author of In Honor Bound
"T. L. Higley transported me so completely to Ancient Greece that when I was finished I felt as if I had to reorient myself to present time. An engrossing read, written with precision and style. I was sorry to see it end."
--Carolyne Aarsen, author of All in One Place
"Shadow of Colossus
is a beautifully told tale, richly detailed, and set beneath one of the great wonders of the world. If you've ever dreamed of traveling in the ancient world, you'll want to be there as a fallen woman rises and the great Colossus falls "
--Ginger Garrett, author of In the Shadow of Lions