Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Excellent new series

Christoph Fischer is a high-ranking reviewer on Goodreads and Amazon. Just as importantly he is the author of the historical fiction trilogy of SebastianThe Luck of the Weissensteiners, and The Black Eagle Inn. I am greatly honored that he posted this wonderful ★★★★★ review for my just-released book, Rise to Power.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent new seriesDecember 10, 2013
This review is from: Rise to Power (The David Chronicles) (Kindle Edition)
"Rise to Power (The David Chronicles)" by Uvi Poznansky is another eye opening book, based on a biblical theme but written with a modern mind and perspective. Without corrupting the original historic-biblical story Poznansky takes us into the world and minds of well known biblical figures, such as the first King of Israel, his rivals and his lovers.
A man of flesh and blood, with sexual urges, pride and huge powers of reflection and analysis David is a superb character, real, with bite and of the human race - quite different from the biblical myth that has been created around him.
We see him as he slowly rises to power, from a small soldier to military leader, his military campaigns, his ambitions and the rivalry over the throne; we see the husband to Michal - his first wife and the sometimes strange 'renaissance' man. The novel is historical fiction, biblical fiction and simply excellent fiction.
Wit, sharp-minded powers of observations and deep psychological undestanding of the human mind are amongst Poznansky's many strengths. Her characters and stories are powerful, her historic/biblical knowledge is sound. All through my reading of the story I was tempted to check on the internet for the biblical story behind this novel to remind myself of the exact details and to see if anything had been changed. I can vouch for the accuracy now as I can vouch for the entertaining and meaningful character of the story.
I am still in awe just how much there is to the story of King David - this is the first book of a series and we are not all too far into the life of David.
What a treat to have the story of David presented in such an intellectually stimulating manner, incorporating the historic more than the biblical aspect of the figure. This is by no means a Jewish manifesto. Religion and God play a secondary role in what is a modern adaptation of a very good story.
I look forward to the next book in this original and intriguing series.

1 comment:

  1. The Bible is one of the most mentally demented fantasies ever written. Apart from its pathogenic malfeasance, its socio-pathological hatred of any people other than the Chosen, as well as the truly spurious self delusions in which the Chosen have rewritten history and I can see no other reason for this outpouring of several writers who have truly lost all contact with reality