Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Trip Beyond Time into the Heart & Mind of Uvi's David

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 my novel Rise to Power:

5.0 out of 5 stars Trip Beyond Time into the Heart & Mind of Uvi's DavidJanuary 5, 2015
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This review is from: Rise to Power (The David Chronicles Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Who would dare to take on a legendary Biblical figure and make him into a flawed mere mortal, enamored by power, beauty and a lust for life’s treasures and pleasures of the flesh? The answer is Uvi Poznansky in a trilogy starting with Rise to Power, a journey through the life, times, and mind of David, slayer of Goliath, King, poet and lover. Ms. Poznansky humanizes David by entering her David’s head, finding how his thought processes work and laying the foundation for a stunning read where one sees, feels and breathes the ancient air while never noticing the dialogue’s modern feel. We aren’t asked to translate meanings, Ms. Poznansky wants us to relate to and understand the man who mesmerized his world with his actions, good or bad. Sit back and get lost in a history that comes alive with her words.

David reflects on his life as he becomes frail, going back to his youth, the time when he thought he could never die because life still held so many challenges for him to conquer. He relives his quest for power, his plans, his scheming and his artistic side. With a velvet tongue he causes listeners to swoon, with his thirst for sexual conquest, he takes what he wants, when he wants it and makes no apologies. The world is his; he can read people, decipher their intent and knows that only a fool would allow historians to paint a true picture of him. That said, what has Uvi Poznansky done? Has she placed a fictional blot on a man who represented victory and triumph in some many ways or has she put him in perspective?

David was a man, no more, no less, but Ms. Poznansky gave him renewed flesh and bones, along with each character that crossed David’s path or impacted his life. David comes to life under her carefully guided hand without any religious leaning, just a wonderfully written tale of what David may have been, may have felt and may have done. The blending of fact and fiction is flawless, unlike our David. Again, Ms. Poznansky adds her distinctive signature to historical fiction as she dazzles the minds and imaginations of her readers.

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