Second in the series. Continues with the families of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. I am enjoying this series immensely. It holds your interest and makes you anxious to see what will happen next. It really has made me stop and think how it must have been during the Great Flood and for Noah's family afterwards. Ms Gramckow is proving to be a master at drawing you into old Biblical times.
The Great Flood is over and Noahs family is now scattered. Shems family is growing and members of his tribe have gone off to serve to the great king, One who lifts the skies. Shem and Noah are unhappy with this, as they believe this king is evil. When a baby with colorless skin and hair is born, Shem names her Sharah, because God is going to scatter the tribes throughout the earth. When Karan is born, everyone is shocked when Shem names her a boy name meaning to push, to gore, because she will push down her enemies.
The girls grow and Karan is essentially Sharahs servant as she is expected to bow to her older sisters wishes. Sharah marries a tribal leader and bears a son, and Karan hopes shell be happybut instead the great king comes to their tribe
HE WHO LIFTS THE SKIES is the second book in the Genesis Trilogy and readers will want to read The Heavens Before first. Kacy Barnett-Gramchkow has the gift of bringing the Old Testament stories to life in a way Ive never before experienced. Readers will look at the Tower of Babel (the focus of this book) as theyve never done before when reading about it in the Bible or hearing it taught in Sunday School.
I liked Karan in this story, and hated how her sister Sharah treated her. It was hard watching the descendants of Noahs family regressing into men who didnt fear God. I enjoy this series so far and am looking forward to reading the third.