The Last Magi: A Tale of Faith, by E.A. Sharpe, chronicles the journey of Artaban, the fictional “fourth Wise Man” to follow the star in search of the new born Christ. This novel is joyous and engaging, a fast read while also inviting us on an epic adventure with plenty of humor, suspense, and awesome surprises along the way. I recommend this book for readers of all ages who might appreciate a fun and unique perspective on the story of Christ’s Nativity.
Summary: A Christmas classic your children will read to their own. “Wise, witty, profound and often poetic. A tale for the ages.” – Charles McClellan. Now available as a quality paperback. A compelling tale of faith, folly and the wisdom of the heart, The Last Magi is the story of Artaban, the fourth Wise Man. Leaving behind his betrothed—the fiery and beautiful Rasha—he follows his fellow Magi to Bethlehem, there to crown “the child born to be king.” But Artaban is too late; the infant and his family have gone. Thus begins a quest that takes the Mage through the cities and wastes of Asia and Europe, through years of hardship and peril. Mocked and impoverished, alone but for his sardonic servant, Ismail, Artaban doggedly persists, even as his body falters and his eyes dim. Is it all for naught? Told in ringing prose and rich with vibrant characters, The Last Magi is a gripping narrative of one man’s magnificent obsession, of love, danger, despair and redemption. Here is a book to cherish, to read and reread. Here is an old-fashioned fireside tale for children of every age.
Author Bio: Ernest A. Sharpe is a professional writer living in Austin, Texas. He has authored novels, screenplays and various forms of nonfiction for many years.
Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Positive Imaging, LLC (December 2, 2015)
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