Masada: The Last Fortress

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In the year 72 C.E., after a four-year war between Rome and Judea, only one fortress remains to be taken: Masada, high above the Dead Sea in what is now Israel. Two years later, the commander of the famous Roman Tenth Legion, Flavius Silva, marches toward Masada to capture or kill the 960 Jewish zealots who hold it.

In this eloquent and powerful novel, we meet 17-year-old Simon ben Eleazar, son of the Jewish leader of Masada. Apprenticed too Masada’s only physician, Simon learns to help victims of the enemy’s onslaught as he struggles with his love for Deborah, the intended of his best friend, and with the painful decision he must ultimately make.

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At first it appeared but a distant dust cloud, perhaps a sudden sandstorm, common for this season of the year. I remember now no sense of fear. Only vague awareness.

John turned and looked in the direction I was facing, and Deborah joined us on the parapet. Together we watched in silence as the cloud drew closer, and I felt my heart constrict when I recognized what it was. Deborah knew at the same instant, for her hands reached out for John's and mine.

On the stifling desert air came the dull thud of thousands of feet marching, advancing on Masada...

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