Wednesday, January 7, 2015

King David, brilliantly evoked

Oh what a great review of my novel The Edge of Revolt

5.0 out of 5 stars King David, brilliantly evokedDecember 18, 2014
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This review is from: The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
"The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles Book Three)" is volume III of the The David Chronicles trilogy, told by the king himself. David is candid and direct and uses modern language that at times is startlingly direct. Immediately, David launches you into a story happening here and now. Since each volume of this brilliant trilogy can be read as a standalone novel, "The Edge of Revolt" is a fine place to begin this biographical fantasy that shows you the world through David's eyes from youth to old age.

In this volume, David struggles to balance the demands of family and and justice. You're with him through biblical events retold with a modern passion, you're there when Amnon rapes his daughter, Tamar; when Absalom lures Amnon to his death. You are inside the king's mind when he allows these comes to go unpunished,.

Even more fascinating than the biblical world Uvi draws are the changes undergone by David as he matures.

When David loses his throne and flees his own son, Abasalom, you feel the king's pain.

Let me make no bones about it: I adore this series -- not only the quality of the writing, but also the writer's ability to transport us into another mind, another time, another ethos that changes and solidifies as David matures. Read this book. Read this series. be waned that the tales have graphic language and painful moments. These are biblical tales, after all, told by a master interpreter who can make her characters breathe and love and hate and win and lose as they've never done before.

If you read nothing else this year, read The David Chronicles. Begin with The Edge of Revolt.

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