Salome

Salome

If I'd never hoped to live in a world of goodness and truth—if the priestess of Diana, then Leander, and Joanna, hadn't shown me glimpses of it—maybe I wouldn't have minded being shut out of it. Maybe the preacher's death wouldn't have trapped me in a dungeon, the dungeon of my own self.

Her name is Salome. You may think you know her story—how her seductive Dance of the Seven Veils led to the beheading of John the Baptist. But you don't know it from her side. You don't know how a web of betrayal, and greed, and desire was spun around an innocent teenage girl. How she came to doubt her own mother. How she searched for a friend in an unfamiliar land. And how she walked into a trap that changed the course of history.

This is Salome's story, in her own words. Listen, and learn of strength, of power, of loyalty—and of death.


From the Hardcover edition.

Title:Salome
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780440239796
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    Salome Reviews

  • Paige (Arya)

    When Salome's mother becomes involved with Antipas, a high political official in ancient Rome, Salome begins to see her mother for what she is, a jealous and power hungry woman. But after spending her...

  • Courtney

    i enjoyed this. but then, i've always been fascinated with the "bad girls" of the bible. i'm not usually a huge fan of historical fiction, but the fact that this was more ancient historical fiction ma...

  • Mrs

    Beautiful soul, beautiful book....

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    After I read this historical novel about Salome, the girl who demanded the head of John the Baptist, I picked up the New Testament to read how the Biblical account compared with the novel. To my surpr...

  • Rachel

    Fabulous book! I loved reading this story from Salome's perspective....

  • K.F.

    Interesting, but somehow less complex than it should have beenSalome is infuriating as a main character, because she doesn't think for herself. But then I remembered, she can't be much more than 13 or...

  • Meredith

    The misleading cover depicts Salome as preteen girl playing dress-up in the 1980's rather than a young woman living in the Roman Empire at the beginning of the Common Era, so the reader might not expe...

  • T.R. Horne

    I really, really enjoyed this book. I was surprised that I even found it interesting because historical/biblical novels are like the death ray to a reader like me. I loved the way the writer kept the ...

  • Rebecca Huenink

    I didn't realize this was a young adult novel when I began reading it. Even so, for many who don't have a solid grasp on life in the early A.D. time, this drew a nice picture of the viewpoint from tha...

  • Jes

    I really loved the Red Tent and since then I have been interested in tales about women in the Bible. Granted my religious education is pretty much non-existant, so all I knew of Salome was that she ha...