Born into a rich and powerful family in Ur, she was - at twelve-years-old - supposed to marry a man chosen by her father. Instead she fled to the great Euphrates River where she was destined to meet a stranger.
His name was Abraham and, although he lived as a member of a poor nomadic tribe, their encounter was enough to convince Sarah that their future lay together.
And so she abandoned everything - wealth, family and status - to follow Abraham and his alien God; a God of whom no one had ever heard; an invisible God who appeared to communicate solely through her husband; a God who, one day, would command Abraham to kill their beloved son in his name, and before whom Sarah would beg for mercy ....
Set four thousand years ago, against the epic backdrop of the Sumerian cities of Ur and Babylon, this remarkable novel brings a mysterious and ancient world vividly to life through the eyes of a beautiful and passionate woman.