Friday, January 2, 2015

The Imperfect Life of an Imperfect Ruler-Magnetic Reading

I am so thrilled to discover such an eloquent review, written by a Top 500 Amazon Reviewer! Here is what Dii wrote, on her great review blog and on Amazon, for of my novel, The Edge of Revolt:

5.0 out of 5 stars The Imperfect Life of an Imperfect Ruler-Magnetic ReadingJanuary 1, 2015
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This review is from: The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
The voice of King David comes alive as he tells of his life as he ages and faces some of the greatest heartaches and turmoil to date. A man once driven by his own needs and desires, a masterful poet, a man possessed by the love of his life, Bathsheba, David is aging and decisions once so readily handed down have hit sickeningly close to his home and heart. Murder and rape within his family have gone unpunished. Why has he been paralyzed into inactivity? He knows his time as ruler will come to a close soon and a successor must be named. Is his eldest, the assumed heir to the throne worthy or will Absalom’s lust for power and control attempt to steal what was his already?
Treachery is afoot and David is losing respect, allies and quite possibly his throne. Emotionally, he is torn, so he is ill-prepared to avoid being overthrown by his own son. Does Absalom have the power to maintain his hold on David’s kingdom? If David should retake his throne, who of his remaining sons can be trusted to continue the legacy he has created?

The Edge of Revolt by the gifted Uvi Poznansky is a beautiful journey back to the time of David, not as a Biblical ruler, but as a flawed man, a ruler who lost touch with his people, his family and with the man he once was. The poet still lives within, but even his pretty words cannot forestall the events to come. Great pain and suffering, death and bloodshed will now be on his hands. Ms. Poznansky gives voice to her characters, with rich emotions while etching their actions into our minds. Each scene is painted into existence by her words with a clarity that causes reality to fade as the centuries are swept away between the now and the “then.” This is a tale of the imperfect life of an imperfect ruler who makes mistakes, matures and seeks his own forgiveness for the chaos he has fathered throughout his reign.

Told as only Uvi Poznansky can, this trilogy is powerful, thought-provoking and at times, painfully difficult to read as a biblical figure becomes human before our eyes.

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