E.A. SHARPE'S THE LAST MAGI IS A MAGICAL TALE TO BE SAVORED YEAR AFTER YEAR. A CHRISTMAS & EASTER TALE.
The Last Magi is the story of Artaban, the fourth Wise Man, who leaves his betrothed, the beautiful Rasha, to follow his fellow Magi to Bethlehem. Arriving too late, he sets out to find the child born under the star. Years pass as Artaban chases wisps and rumors across two continents. Weary and impoverished, the last Magi refuses to quit his quest, even as time is running out.
Made me cry, made me laugh.
What I enjoyed most about this book was its sense of humor. Everyone in old time Christmas stories is so solemn and serious. Didn't they ever crack a smile? The humorist in this account is a disreputable, untrustworthy liar named Ismail. He becomes the Magi's servant and undergoes a transformation but he never lets go of his sense of humor. This is a serious book about a serious subject but it never never takes itself too seriously. I like that.
Debi Blair LaFaire
E.A. Sharpe wrote an absolutely wonderful story that will give you a lift and show what commitment to a goal will bring to you. It is the story of a Magi who missed his fellow Magi on their quest to find the child whom the star and prophecy spoke of. Yet he sets out on his own, and through hardship, and delays he gives all he has to help those in need along the way. Years later he feels he is too late, but is he? I loved this short book of Artaban’s quest to find Christ and believe it is a story that is a great read at any time of the year, especially at Easter.
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