Speculative Fiction Involving Nebuchadnezzar’s Madness

Garden of Madness, by Tracy L. Higley, takes place at the end of Nebuchadnezzar’s seven years of madness as described in the book of Daniel.  This is one of the books in Higley’s Seven Wonders of the Ancient World series, and as such takes place partially in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Not much is known about the gardens, so Higley has created a daring heroine named Tiamat, youngest daughter of Nebuchadnezzar and recent widow of Shealtiel, deceased son of the captive king of Judah.  Tiamet is young, widowed after seven years of marriage, and is strong-willed and rebellious against her mother’s rule.

Nebuchadnezzar has been mad since immediately after Tia’s wedding, roaming the Hanging Gardens like a wild animal.  Tia’s mother and her father’s advisors have put on a brave front to keep ahold of the throne during this time, but conspiracies against them grow stronger.

Like any good political thriller, there are many twists and turns as different groups plot to seize control of the kingdom.  If the kingdom is to remain loyal to her father, Tiamat must grow from a self-centered princess to a wise woman.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


About Lilibet King

I'm a mid-level manager for a national company, one that doesn't permit me to mention its name in a blog - I'm not that high up in the company. I'm an introvert who has trouble finding material on leadership for those who are introverted and/or shy, so I'm writing my own based on almost 20 years experience in management and supervision.
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