"Awesome! Sandi Rog grabbed me from the very first sentence and didn't let go until the last page. But I wanted more. I wanted to again run barefoot through the villa, climb the master's stone wall, look out over the lush vineyards, and escape to ancient Rome in the distance. So . . . I read The Master's Wall again." —Wendy Chorot, Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
For those that don't know what book this is, here's a book jacket description that I posted below. But for your convenience, I'll repost it here:
Theme: The right to freedom in the face of slavery
—both to a worldly master and a heavenly one.
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Slave boy fights for his freedom; slave-owner's granddaughter fights for her life. Together, they fight for each other.
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After watching Roman soldiers drag his parents away to their death, David, a young Hebrew, is sold and enslaved to serve at a villa outside of Rome. David trains to become a great fighter. He works hard to please his master and hopes to earn his freedom. However, an opportunity to escape tempts David with its whispering call. Freedom beckons, but invisible chains hold him captive to the master's granddaughter, an innocent girl with a fiery spirit. David vows to protect Alethea from his master, the murderous patriarch, and must contrive a daring plan—sacrifice his own life to save hers.