Age group: 12 and up
Genre: religious historical fiction
Book 1: The Lost Barge
On the way to the Promised Land, one of the Jaredite barges takes an unplanned detour. Shipwrecked during a violent storm, the inhabitants of the barge find themselves on a strange shore without the company of the other fifteen barges and no hope of rescue.
Separated from the rest of the survivors, Omer, the captain of the barge, finds that his wife and niece were not killed in the shipwreck, but taken hostage by the island’s native inhabitants. The pround and industrious tribe have taken them both to be wives of their high priest, and the rest of Omer’s people are set to be brutally sacrificed to their sun god. With only days, Omer must save his people and figure out the incredible reason that there may be more than one Promised Land.