I’m reading an excellent book this week, historical fiction, called The Divining by Barbara Wood. It takes place in 54 C.E. in several locales including Rome, Babylon, and Persia. Initially I thought the book was referring to the type of divining where a person uses rods to locate water. However, in this book divining refers to mysitcal powers such as having visions of the future, visits from the dead, etc. The book has everything that I love about historical fiction: a rich description of what it was like to live during a certain time period and details of far-off places I may never get to visit. I was enthralled by the end of the first page and don’t want to put it down. Highly recommended!