A stirring "living history", for today's Christian family, to give an accurate understanding of the sufferings of those who chose to die for Christ in the Armenian region of Turkey, 1894-95. The author skillfully captures the customs, dress, practices, family life and faith of the Christian Armenians, and finally their infamous sufferings and massacre at the hands of their Muslim rulers.
Deborah Alcock (1825–1913) is best known as the author of historical fiction on religious themes.She was born in Kilkenny, where her father, the Venerable John Alcock, became Archdeacon of Waterford. Unmarried, she lived with her father writing a memoir of him on his death. Her work The Spanish Brothers, published in 1870, was set in the 16th century and was a tale of Protestant martyrdom. Other work includes The Czar (1882), set during the French invasion of Russia; and Archie’s Chances (1886).