Title Profile & Character Information

The Dovekeepers

Annotation
Hoffman departs from offbeat fantasy to retell the story of the Romans' siege of Masada in 70 CE, during which all but a handful of the 900 Jewish defenders were slaughtered. The story unfolds through the voices of four women: Yael, daughter of an assassin; Revka, determined to protect her grandsons; the warrior Aziza; and her mother, a woman of mysterious powers. Hoffman spent five years researching the book, and the publisher is pushing it as her Beloved.

Characters
NameYael
GenderFemale
TraitsJewish
Israeli

NameRevka
GenderFemale
TraitsJewish
Married
Mother
Grandmother
Israeli

NameShira
GenderFemale
OccupationSorceress
TraitsJewish
Mother
Israeli

NameAziza
GenderFemale
OccupationWarrior
TraitsJewish
Israeli

GenreFiction
Historical
TopicsJews
Jewish life
Women's lives
Birds
Roman Empire
Journeys
War
Female friendship
Tragedy
Secrets
Lost loves
Survival
Love
Israeli history
Mothers and daughters
SettingIsrael