Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee, planned to bolt the Roman Empire and establish a kingdom in Jerusalem with himself as ruler of the Eastern world. These were no idle thoughts. But they were now threatened by his own helpless entanglement with the beautiful slave girl Mara ... and the growing fury of his jealous wife Herodias. Sent away to her sister in Jerusalem, Mara finds herself torn between the promised life of ease ... and her new lover Judah, disciple of John the Baptist. It isn't long, however, before the lovers are discovered...an the wrath of Herod brings Mara and Judah face-to-face with killer lions before a cheering, maddened crowd!
Until the Day Break by Sallie Lee Bell is a prize-winning tale of adventure and intrigue, a sweeping epic of love, death, unleashed jealousy and tyrannical struggle within the Roman Empire at the time of Christ.