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Angels at the Gate

T.K. Thorne


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Secretly raised as a boy in her father's caravan and schooled in languages and the fine art of negotiation, Adira rejects the looming changes of womanhood that threaten her nomadic life and independence. With the arrival of two mysterious Northmen, rumored to be holy men, Adira's world unravels. She loses everything she values most, including the "Angel" who has awakened her desires. Caught between her culture and freedom, and tormented by impossible love, she abandons all she has known in a dangerous quest to follow the "Angels." With only her beloved dog, Nami, at her side, Adira must use all the skills she learned from her father to survive the perils of the desert, Sodom, and her own heart.

Angels at the Gate is a story of adventure and the power of love, a compelling saga based on historical research about the ancient biblical world of Abraham, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the woman who "became a pillar of salt."

Praise For Angels at the Gate

“An extraordinary storyteller.” — Sena Jeter Naslund, bestselling author of Ahab’s Wife

"T.K. Thorne is a magical writer. …Her writing is flat-out brilliant and spellbinding.” — Elsa D. Rutherford, columnist for The Nifty Pickle

“A dazzlingly gifted writer.” — Sue Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama 2003–2012

Cappuccino Books Publishing, 9783906196022, 368pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2015

About the Author

T.K. Thorne’s childhood passion for storytelling deepened when she became a police officer in Birmingham, Alabama.  “It was a crash course in life and what motivated and mattered to people.” When she retired as a captain, she took on Birmingham’s business improvement district as the executive director.  Both careers provide fodder for her writing, which has garnered several awards, including “Book of the Year for Historical Fiction” (ForeWord Reviews) for her debut novel Noah’s Wife. Her first non-fiction book, Last Chance for Justice, was featured on the New York Post’s “Books You Should Be Reading” list. She loves traveling, especially to research her novels, and speaking about her books and life lessons.  She writes at her mountaintop home, often with two dogs by her side and a cat on her lap. She blogs at