Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Masterful Adaptation of an Old Testament Story

What a lovely review of Rise to Power by Warrior Princess:

5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterful Adaptation of an Old Testament Story19 Dec 2013
Warrior Princess (Karmoy, Norway) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Rise to Power (The David Chronicles) (Kindle Edition)
I've been a fan of Uvi Poznansky for quite a while. Her books are beautifully written, emotionally engaging, educational - in a good way! - and always thought-provoking and very very interesting.

This adaptation of a familiar story from the Old Testament is unique and feels very modern. From the very first line of the prologue, the story drew me in, partly because of the masterful use of the first person by the author, and partly because of her engaging writing style. The scene of King David as a prisoner trying to escape and tell his story to liberate his soul is compelling and highly readable.

And then the story gets even better. Like all Uvi Poznansky's books, this one has crisp and engaging dialogue, well-drawn characters and a unique plot. It was interesting for me to see the events from King David's perspective and trace his journey from childhood to maturity and right into today's time, making the story relevant and engaging for today's readers. In this story, King David is not a mythical hero - he comes across as a real person, imperfect, flawed, and experiencing conflicting emotions - and that makes him so much more relatable, and his story - so much more compelling. A great read! Five stars.

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