On a fateful night that would forever shape Book of Mormon history, someone placed a brass compass of curious workmanship in front of Lehi's tent.
In The Compass Maker, a novel set in 600 B.C. Jerusalem, a skilled and faithful metalworker named Ezra has a vision of a mysterious brass compass that he is commanded to build. Just before the vision occurs, Ezra has constructed and delivered to the powerful Laban one of the greatest and most famous swords in history—a sword that, in a twist of fate and irony, becomes the instrument of Laban's own death. Will Ezra's wife, who has lost her faith, or the mounting political intrigues swirling around him derail Ezra's efforts to build the compass on time?
The Compass Maker is a story of faith, intrigue, love, and sacrifice in which ancient characters—both real and fictional—take part in the unfolding drama of the beginnings of Book of Mormon history in ancient Jerusalem.