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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tracy L. Higley Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781608149995
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For seven years the Babylonian princess Tiamat has waited for the mad king Nebuchadnezzar to return to his family and to his kingdom. Driven from his throne to live as a beast, he prowls his luxurious Hanging Gardens, secreted away from the world.

Since her treaty marriage at a young age, Tia has lived an opulent yet oppressive life in the palace. But her husband has since died and she relishes her newfound independence. When a nobleman is found murdered in the palace, Tia must discover who is responsible for the macabre death, even if her own freedom is threatened.

As the queen plans to wed Tia to yet another prince, the powerful mage Shadir plots to expose the family’s secret and set his own man on the throne. Tia enlists the help of a reluctant Jewish captive, her late husband’s brother Pedaiah, who challenges her notions of the gods even as he opens her heart to both truth and love.

In a time when few gave their hearts to Yahweh, Tia must decide if she is willing to risk everything, her possessions, her gods, and her very life, for the Israelites’ one God. Madness, sorcery, and sinister plots mingle like an alchemist’s deadly potion as Tia chooses whether to risk all to save the kingdom and her family.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An exquisite story of intrigue, elegantly told and rich with all the flavors of ancient Babylon. Simply magnificent.”

    Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Havah: The Story of Eve

  • “Higley gives readers a dose of biblical history set in King Nebuchadnezzar’s palatial gardens and a character like no other in Tiamat, devoted daughter of a king gone mad. The author’s insights into a woman’s inner strength as she searches for the one true God will leave readers rejoicing.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Vivid…Readers will find much to enjoy here: fine writing, suspense, mystery, faith, love, and a new look at an old story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Garden of Madness is a beautifully told tale, lush with details and rich with fascinating history. Tracy Higley just keeps getting better and better!”

    Ginger Garrett, author of Desired: The Untold Story of Samson & Delilah

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/3/2014

    " Great historical fiction about Nebuchadnezzar's daughter. Fascinating time period. Strong heroine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aprils | 2/1/2014

    " I really enjoyed the mystery in this book. I also enjoy the settings and times this author puts her stories in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 1/25/2014

    " Another hit from T.L. Higley! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/20/2014

    " One of the best books I've read so far this year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/16/2014

    " Tracy L Higley has done it again! Great historical fiction that includes mystery and romance. Loved Princess Tia and her search for the truth. Highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trine | 12/31/2013

    " Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I found this book hard to get through. It didn't really capture me and the language must have been tricky because the danish translator had clearly had a (too) hard time giving it a proper flow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Jones | 12/9/2013

    " Oh so good!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 12/8/2013

    " I have a degree in Classics and I love ancient history. I loved this book. It was awesome! Also, since I am a Christian and have studied the Bible, specifically, Daniel, I loved reading about how things might have been during his time period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy Lehmann | 4/5/2013

    " This one was interesting but not my cup of tea. "

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About the Author

Tracy L. Higley started her first novel at the age of eight and has been hooked on writing ever since. Her novels include Garden of Madness, So Shines the Night, City of the Dead, and  Isle of Shadows, among others. Tracy is currently pursuing a graduate degree in ancient history and has traveled through Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Italy, researching her novels and falling into adventures.

About the Narrator

Tavia Gilbert, an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry, is an eight-time Audie nominee and the recipient of thirteen Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. With frequent inclusion on best of year and annual top ten lists, Tavia is a trusted and increasingly sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, nonfiction, and genre fiction. Audible recently named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal said of this highly acclaimed actress, “as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice.” Tavia is a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral, with fiction and nonfiction focusing on relationships, love, and identity.