The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman is the book I chose to take with me during my holiday to Assam and Meghalaya.
I picked up this book thinking it was a light girly read – something along the lines of Practical Magic – the only other Alice Hoffman book I read ages ago.
The Dovekeepers though was completely different.
It’s set in Masada, Israel around 70 C.E. The novel spans the time when the Romans besieged the Jews in the fortress of Masada during the First Jewish-Roman war. The Jews at Masada were the last Jewish stronghold to fall at Roman hands.
Historical details about this time and the events can be found here. I”ll focus this review on the book and the story.