The Crossing (Blood of the Lamb, Book 1)
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ePub(2013) ISBN: 9781616146993
The Crossing is the first book in a stunning new trilogy that follows the fate of Maryam and her unlikely companions - Joseph, Ruth and Lazarus. This is fast, suspenseful drama underpinned by a powerful and moving story about love and loss.
The people of Onewere, a small island in the Pacific, know that they are special - chosen to survive the deadly event that consumed the Earth.
Now, from the rotting cruise ship Star of the Sea, the elite control the population - manipulating old texts to set themselves up as living 'gods'. But what the people of Onewere don't know is this: the leaders will stop at nothing to meet their own blood-thirsty needs.
When Maryam crosses from child to woman, she must leave everything she has ever known and make a crossing of another kind. But life inside the ship is not as she had dreamed, and she is faced with the unthinkable: obey the leaders and very likely die, or turn her back on every belief she once held dear.
real comprehension of how others lived. Joseph took a ripe banana from his pocket and handed it to her. “Here, eat this.” He rose again, barely concealing a groan. “Come on,” he said. “It's important to reach Aneaba before light.” “Are you sure you're up to this?” Up close the torchlight accentuated just how pale he was. It frightened her. “You really should be resting.” “For what?” He shrugged and jerked his head toward the track. “Let's go.” He took her hand, his fingers cold against her
Server and master. And news back from the outside told of dangerous shifts within the power structures—of a world where man was reduced to desperate beast. Those first leaders of the Apostles, begun by great-great grandfather Saul, decided that the best way to maintain control was to remain cut off, ensuring that the villagers would never know the possibility of other ways.” “But why didn't the villagers ask more questions, refuse to be enslaved like this?” Maryam demanded to know. If she could
who loves you so. She will not rest until she can relieve you of this awful plague. If you love her in return then you must do everything in your power to help save yourself.” She let out a sigh of yearning. “Cherish your time with her. What I'd give for just one more day with mine.” A tear slid from the corner of her eye and Joseph reached up to wipe it away, brushing one finger gently across her cheek. “How can I argue with that?” he asked wryly, pressing her teardrop to his lips. He looked
good news. “But we can still be saved, my children, if we look to the Lord and the Lamb and their Apostles, and obey their Rules.” Now he placed his hand on Maryam's bowed head. A spark like flint on rock ran through her and she dipped her head even lower to disguise her blush. Unaware, he began to grill her on her understanding of the Apostles’ Rules and, although she never faltered in her answers, her mind itself fled far away. This closeness to a man, it frightened her—despite the fact he'd
to leave.” They did not glance back at Mother Elizabeth, had no idea what she would choose. But they had to risk carrying out their plan, and now that Ruth had revealed Father Joshua's abuse, Maryam would rather die in the process than see her dear friend violated again. They ran along the corridor now, not pausing until they reached the door that led them to the outside deck—the one where Sarah had died. Hushai awaited them, beckoning them over to the two thick ropes he'd tied securely to the