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The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles) (Volume 3) Paperback – January 4, 2015
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As in the first two books in the trilogy, Uvi performs masterful story telling by mining between the lines of the biblical renditions. There she finds nuggets of what-if revelation about who this David of yore really was. Again, she puts us there, this time by sprinkling the narrative and dialogue with characterizations and idioms right out of the Twenty-First Century:
“Dad,” she has Solomon ask David, “are you cold?”
And from her narraative—“. . . I am a king, and a king I shall remain till my last breath.
“Out with the old, in with the new?”
Not to be outdone by the biblical poet, Uvi has her own ways of evoking emotion and eloquence:
“Back in the palace, where we used to walk on the softest of rugs, our soles have softened. Spoiled by luxury, so have our souls. To survive this winter in the wilderness, body and spirit must harden.
Can we do it? God knows.”
“... everyone knows that when Joav comes too close, as if to hug you or whisper a dirty joke in your ear, the next thing you know is a stab under the fifth rib.Read more ›
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.
I have experienced the rare opportunity to get to really know a Bible character, warts and all. It would seem that King David had his fair share of them if one were to embrace this author's microscopic view of a powerful man's life in ancient times. In the author's own words..."It's amazing to be in the skin of the character from childhood to old age." My sentiments exactly...a great read indeed! I am an author myself and with each novel I read by Ms. Poznansky, she continues to inspire me to be a better one.
The Prologue sets the pace for the elderly and frail King David. Strongly advised by Bathsheba to choose an heir to the throne before the possibility of unnecessary rivalry results between his eldest living son Adoniah by Haggith, and his youngest son Solomon by Bathsheba, is a decision King David is slow to make. After all...he is still King as he proclaims to Bathsheba when she confronts him yet again.
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. In doing so, Ms. Poznansky adeptly manages to give him a present day voice combined with a very human, and oftentimes, fragile persona. He seems to be a man with many weaknesses and numerous lustful cravings. This is clearly demonstrated by his several wives and his need for young concubines to frequent his bed and satisfy his sexual cravings.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the third book in a series about the life of (King) David. Read the others first. I LOVED all three. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard A Decker
Tremendous imagination. I never read the Scripture so clearly through the eyes of David. There was one major episode that was left out. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Reading now the third book in the David Chronicles, The edge of revolt, Uvi Poznansky once again has amazed me with her wonderful discernment of King David. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gisela H. Sedlmayer, author of the Talon book series
"Whatever else I may have lost during the years of my decline, the instinct of a fighter is still in me, which I find amazing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Michelle Bellon
This is a story of one of my favorite biblical characters, King David, with all his flaws. Uvi Poznansky captures David's character and writes empathetically about a man living... Read morePublished 16 months ago by James
Reading this book took me back to the bible, this time as a time traveler, I felt like I was really there, living the history of the Jewish nation, through king David, his life,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lola
This has been a fabulous, soaring trilogy, telling the story of King David from his perspective, in his voice. The last part doesn't disappoint. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Catherine Cavendish
Just as Shakespeare revealed the very imperfect and timeless human aspects of prominent people in his portrayals, Uvi Poznansky has given us a King David with whom we can truly... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Cynthia B. Bergstrom