Of particular note is the characterisation of Devora and I have to say that this is one of the best characterisations of a female protagonist I have read in ages. Devora is strong, brave, confident and powerful, and despite her prejudices and errors of judgement, she grows and becomes better for it. This is no damsel in need of saving by a man and, in fact, the tables are often turned as Devora commands those around her. I really wish there were more characters like this and I can’t believe that they would only be found in a biblical setting.
Finally, I loved the theme running right through the book of strangers in the land and the parallels to our own time and the fact that we still hate each other when in reality, we're all human.
I have no hesitation in giving Strangers in the Land five out of five stars and will certainly be reading the rest of the series in order to feed my insatiable hunger for more of Litore’s historical mashups.
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