PREMONITION by Randall Ingermanson (The City of God series, book 2)
Very exciting fiction. I normally don't enjoy historical fiction, but this captured my attention within a few pages and swept me non-stop to the exciting end.
Ari and Rivka Kazan are from the 20th century, trapped in 1st century
Randy brought the reader into the nitty-gritty daily life of first-century
He combined all the best aspects of both historical fiction and modern comedy relief. I enjoyed the witty repartee of his 20th century heroine stuck in 1st century
His characterization was 3-dimensional and complex. Each character is unique and boldly drawn, with multiple layers that gradually unfold.
The plot revealed the supernatural aspect of Christianity and the work of both good and evil spirits, adding an additional dimension to the story. He had excellent pacing in his prose, with emotional introspective scenes tying heart-pounding action sequences.
I think the reader would need some love of history to fully appreciate the way the plot complements the fragmented historical accounts available to modern scholars, but it's an enjoyable book regardless of those nuances, and Randy explains those historical fragments quite well. I can't recommend this book enough.