Out of Egypt
The book Anne Rice was born to write, a novel about the 'ultimate supernatural hero, the ultimate outsider, and the ultimate immortal of them all'.
In Israel, in the turbulent first century, a baby is born to a humble Jewish family – but to a great destiny. His is an uneasy childhood, as he begins to come to terms with his extraordinary powers, and the whispered mysteries surrounding his birth.
The tyrannical rule of King Herod has driven the family from the Holy Land to the relative safety of cosmopolitan Alexandria. But on Herod's death, they decide to return home to Israel, to Galilee, a troubled land under Roman occupation, at a time of chaos and turmoil, insurrection and confusion…
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