September 03, 2015
When thirteen-year-old Zanna migrates to the Middle East, she sees it not for its exotic beauty, religious diversity and archaeological splendour, but as a formidable life sentence. And she couldn’t be more correct. She too has become one of the anointed; a gifting that could cost her that which she treasures most. Life.
For the anointed, death is not a threat. It’s a promise.
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Anointed is a unique sub genre of political fiction and fantasy. Set in modern day Israel and Palestine, them main characters find themselves embattled by the supernatural - angels and demons. When the protagonist Zanna (formerly Hosanna) has to move from Cronulla, Sydney Australia to Jerusalem she hates it. There is little of interest to her other than archaeology and history, her love.
As an agnostic, she also believes that she is immune from the spiritual and ethereal nature of the Holy Land.
Instead she finds that she has been imparted with an incredibly powerful anointing that she must use to make wrongs right, to save her friends and to save herself from the menacing Angel of Death.