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The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles Book 3) Kindle Edition
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- Book 3 of 9 in The David Chronicles
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- "How Ms. Poznansky created such a vivid, detailed, true-to-life account leaves me awestruck. It's as if she peered inside the Bible, spoke with the characters and witnesses who were there, and then created a realistic and moving portrait of David's life." - Aaron Paul Lazar, Author
- "At times startling, as times awe-inspiring, and at all times fine reading, this is a welcome addition to the growing library of one our more important writers." - Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer
- "I love this series for its convincing depiction of real people in ancient times, for its unflinching honesty, and for its vividly real characters. This David is no cardboard cutout to be filled in with bright crayoned colors. This Bathsheba is no plaything. And women will stand on the stage of history, will have their voice, and will cry out for love and hate and hope." - Sheila Deeth, Author, Amazon Top Reviewer, Vine Voice
- "The poignant presentation in the chronicles of King David as depicted by Author Uvi Poznansky and the endless possibilities of how he conducts the last years of his life, stand out in a very profound way. This talented author has both the skill and the courage to dig deeper into King David's psyche and portray his supposed indecisive character in a mesmerizing way." - Dolores Ayotte, Author
- "Uvi Poznansky captures David's character and writes empathetically about a man living with the consequences of his own flaws of character. Her writing is exquisite. The tale she tells is masterfully crafted and, as she fills in the details of the biblical account, she does so with insight and understanding of the human condition. I loved this book!" - Bill Cronin, Author
- "Uvi's poetic nature comes through the prose stronger than ever with this story as she pushes her character to his limits. David must navigate the tentative politics surrounding his leadership as drama unfolds around him. All the while, he faces the unrelenting mirror of his own mortality and the decisions he must make to stop a revolt and find his successor... This is a beautifully told story." - Michelle Bellon, Author
- "Once again Ms Poznansky doesn't disappoint. She has a wonderful grasp of language and that combined with clarity of vision and maturity of spirit shines throughout her writings." - John Holland, Author
- "This is historical fiction at its best. The characterization of David is extremely well-done. An epic work and one well worth reading." - Dianne Harman, Author
- "Quality above compare, this novel is written by a master wordsmith who knows how to tell a story... This one is up for one of the best for the year for fiction." - Dennis Waller, Author, Top 500 Reviewer
- "The writing is sharp and beautiful, the characters hard to forget." - Christoph Fischer, Author, Top 500 Reviewer
- "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." - Dii, Top 500 Reviewer
- "In David's own words, the story of palace intrigue and family betrayal is chillingly told. This one stands on its own." - Charles A. Ray, Author
- "Poznanski's poetic sensibility breathed life into every scene, so that I felt myself there. The story is old, but the very human feelings and conflicts are not." - Laurel Gord, Author
From the Author
- I: Rise to Power
- II: A Peek at Bathsheba
- III: The Edge of Revolt
- I+II+III: The David Chronicles: Trilogy
- IV: Inspired by Art: Fighting Goliath
- V: Inspired by Art: Fall of a Giant
- VI: Inspired by Art: Rise to Power
- VII: Inspired by Art: A Peek at Bathsheba
- VIII: Inspired by Art: The Edge of Revolt
- IX: Inspired by Art: The Last Concubine
- File Size : 6408 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 238 pages
- Publication Date : December 14, 2014
- Publisher : Uviart (December 14, 2014)
- ASIN : B00Q5WVKA6
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #949,912 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I love this series for its convincing depiction of real people in ancient times, for its unflinching honesty, and for its vividly real characters. This David is no cardboard cutout to be filled in with bright crayoned colors. This Bathsheba is no plaything. And women will stand on the stage of history, will have their voice, and will cry out for love and hate and hope.
Echoing with phrases from the psalms, singing with a lonely king’s “hope for redemption... when prayers go unanswered,” and filled with real characters who have “learn[ed] their lessons—not from ... psalms, but from ... deeds,” this novel brings the Bible to life, takes readers deep into David’s mind, and leaves us knowing the characters of the past, or even of the Bible, weren’t so different from people today after all.
I love the series, and I love the novel; highly recommended.
Disclosure: I heard about the book online and was thrilled at the chance to download a free ecopy, for which I offer my honest review.
How Ms. Poznansky created such a vivid, detailed, true-to-life account leaves me awestruck. It’s as if she peered inside the Bible, spoke with the characters and witnesses who were there, and then created a realistic and moving portrait of David’s life.
I listened to the audiobook version of this title, and was delighted with the quality and variety of the narrator’s character voices. From young man to elderly King, or from man to woman, Bob Sterry provided distinct and unique voices that made the story with many, many characters easy to follow. He also provided some unique talent during the passages where King David sings, with a rich voice definitely suited to this role.
The most impactful part of listening to this book, however, had to do with the emotions drawn from me during the process. I was literally yelling at characters during my drive to and from work, which must have made for some interesting comments by passers by. I grew to hate Amnon, understand Absalom, and was incredibly frustrated and angry at the main character for not standing up for his own daughter when she was violated. Sure, I know he had reasons, but to me—as a father—these reasons were not even close to sufficient. I felt fury and outrage and empathy and fear. There aren’t too many books that can bring forth such raw emotions in the retelling of Bible stories, are there? (To be clear, I am not very familiar with the original Bible stories which generated this book, and I’m reacting only as a reader of fiction, most certainly not as a Biblical historian.)
In addition to the riveting character studies, The Edge of Revolt is a colorful story that moves forward with tension and suspense, replete with intrigue and war, seduction and betrayal, and filled with spies of varying loyalties drifting through the King’s life.
Ms. Poznansky is a gifted writer in all genres, but this story will stay with me for a very long time. Highly recommended as a learning tool as well as a satisfying fictional listen.
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.
Top reviews from other countries
The power, intrigue and conflict that dominates this series is balanced in the most complimentary way. Contrasted by the use of delicate prose and absorbing passion.
I first read Uvi Poznansky to help me improve my own writing. I greatly admire her skills, so much so I’m often compelled to call refer to her as ma’am.
I would happily recommend any of her titles as I’ve read them all. I’m a bit of a fan.
Five Stars it was a great/satisfying conclusion to The David Chronicles.