Until I received this book through my participation in BookSneeze, I had not heard of this title nor read anything by Robert Liparulo. Although I was unfamiliar with the author or the book, it didn’t take me very long to get drawn into the storyline.
The story is categorized as Christian fiction and the author does a good job of creating compelling characters from a Biblical event. The story is full of action for those who like those type of stories, but also has an element of mystery to it as various facts of different characters’ pasts are revealed through subsequent chapters.
One particular Christian theme the author deals with is that of being saved by grace and the continuing battle many believers have with feeling the need to earn salvation. One notable dialogue between two characters in the book who are at odds with each other presents a good explanation of being saved by grace.
Liparulo brings a good conclusion to the story while also leaving the reader with some unanswered questions about the fate of certain characters. It certainly leaves the door open for further works building on this storyline.
I enjoyed The 13th Tribe. If you like novels with action and suspense, you would like this book.
(The publisher provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookSneeze®)