First-century Corinth is a city teeming with commerce and charm. Its also filled with danger and corruptionthe perfect setting for Ariadnes greatest adventure.After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her fathers home in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage: though a Greek of high birth, Galenos is the infamous thief who has been robbing the citys corrupt of their ill-gotten gains.Desperate to keep him safe, Ariadne risks her good name, her freedom, and the love of the man she adores to become her fathers apprentice. As her unusual athletic ability leads her into dangerous exploits, Ariadne discovers that she secretly revels in playing with fire. But when the wrong person discovers their secret, Ariadne and her father find their futureand very liveshanging in the balance.When they befriend a Jewish rabbi named Paul, they realize that his radical message challenges everything theyve fought to ...
|Title||:||Thief of Corinth|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
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Thief of Corinth Reviews
Thief of Corinth, by Tessa Afshar, is a compelling story of a courageous young girl who yearns to be loved and accepted. (And don't we all?) Although other novels of this author are based on true Biblical stories, this book is a fictional story set in first-century Corinth and readers will see several real historical figures, such as the Apostle Paul, and Priscilla and Acquilla. Ariadne's home life is full of seemingly irreparable strained family dynamics and numerous secrets. She has been wound ...more
Tessa Afshar is one of the best writers of biblical fiction today. Her stories are well researched and well told. I love the characters she creates. Ariadne is a spirited young woman who tries to be true to herself in a time when women were property. She is a lively, athletic young woman who loves her family. At a crucial point, Ariadne and her family meet a man who shows them another way.
This is a fascinating story of love and redemption. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Afshar's books. S ...more
Tessa Afshar never fails this devoted reader! I devoured Thief of Corinth. The spunky, clever, bright, though-so-damaged-by-life heroine had my heart from page one. Ms. Afshar writes a heroine in which we can all see ourselves, if even just a little. Ariadne leads a life of grand adventure which is actually forced upon her due to circumstances beyond her control. She doesn’t shirk or run from disaster, but bravely attempts to forge from her disasters a stronger, more powerful woman. In the midst ...more
Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar is a book that gifted me with entertainment, a message to ponder, and enough tension to keep my attention all the way through. Set in the ancient city of Corinth, Afshar delighted me with witty dialogue, multi-faceted characters, and a sense of adventure. Having read her previous books, I knew I was in for a treat with this one. And while I felt this book carried a more lighthearted tone that the previous ones, I was in no way short changed. In fact, I think the ...more
Thief of Corinth is a read that I just didn't want to put down. The plot never slows. I also like the way Paul's teachings were woven into the story. At the end, I wanted more adventures and for the story to continue on.
While I think it was more me than the book, I had a little bit of a hard time getting into this one. I knew Tessa Afshar was amazing, though, after meeting her in person and reading her first book, Pearl in the Sand. So I took a break in the middle and then binge-read the last 200 pages on vacation. I love how this one turned out!
I enjoyed that this book was one meant to appeal to non-Christians as well as Christians. That gave room for the characters to do things their own way for a while (most ...more
I loved the adventure in this story. Airadne is so upset with way things are going living with her mother and grandfather she runs away to find her father. The adventures begin when Airadne finds out the secret of her father and why her mother and father are no longer together. Her father she finds out is a thief. Now some light is coming to why her mother is not with her father anymore. Kind of a Robin Hood story. Lot's of adventure and great characters.
I loved this very different book of fiction. This is a very interesting time period. I have never read a book based in Corinth and enjoyed learning a bit about it. I loved the character of Ariadne and how strong she is. It had to be hard to choose to do something different than most other women. I enjoyed her journey of discovery along with all of her friends. I did not want to stop reading this story. I hope to read many more of Tessa Afshar’s books. I received a copy of this book from the auth ...more