The Dovekeepers Characters

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Yael

Yael is the daughter of the assassin Yosef bar Elhanan. Her mother died in childbirth. For this reason, Yael’s father resented her and blamed her for her mother’s death. Yael was the younger sister of Amram. Yael really had no mother figure with the exception of Shirah who served as her nursemaid for a short while before it was discovered that Shirah was pregnant. In Jerusalem Yael kept to herself. People looked at her strangely because she had red hair and freckles. She didn’t think she would ever have a man approach her as a suitor because her father was an assassin. After her father killed an important Roman official, he was forced to flee from Jerusalem. Yael was surprised that he allowed her to come along. She had almost expected him to leave her to die in Jerusalem.

Yael and her father joined Ben...

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