The daughter of a pagan high priest, Sofea finds solace from her troubles in the freedom of the ocean. But when marauders attack her village on the island of Sicily, she and her cousin are taken across the sea to the shores of Canaan.
Eitan has lived in Kedesh, a City of Refuge, for the last eleven years, haunted by a tragedy in his childhood and chafing at the boundaries placed on him. He is immediately captivated by Sofea, but revealing his most guarded secret could mean drawing her into the danger of his past.
As threats from outside the walls loom and traitors are uncovered within, Sofea and Eitan are plunged into the midst of a murder plot. Will they break free from the shackles of the past in time to uncover the betrayal and save their lives and the lives of those they love?
I didn't realize this book was book 2 in the series but the story flowed well enough on its own that I didn't feel like I was lost without book 1. However, after reading Shelter of the Most High I plan to go back and read the first book. Biblical Historical books I've read before were usually about characters we find in the Bible, so this was a fresh new perspective on the subject for me. There was plenty enough action to keep me glued to the pages and praying all the main characters made it through their trails and tribulations they face while being in the city of refuge.