- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Medallion Press (May 10, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 194254622X
- ISBN-13: 978-1942546221
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,732,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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He is a younger man as the book starts and full of the righteousness of his rule. He sets out to build a temple and he heads off to Egypt to make arrangements. There he spots the Pharoah’s daughter and despite being warned it’s a bad idea he negotiates his marriage to her as part of his visit. This Solomon didn’t let a pretty girl go unremarked. He didn’t stop to consider that Nicaule might already have feelings for someone.
The story details the rise and strength of Solomon’s empire but all that rises as we well know will fall and as things begin to crumble Solomon doesn’t see what is happening around him as he feels his rule is ordained by God. His family and advisers try to warn him but his hubris will not allow him to listen until it is far too late.
This was a great read. I do enjoy Biblical fiction and Ms. Niko created a rich world for Solomon from what little she had to use. He was writ large on the page and she made him very human. She brought the time period to vivid life in a book I want to read again. For anyone with an interest in this period in history or this story from the Bible this book will be a great addition to your reading library.
I received a free copy for my honest review
“The Judgment” is an historical fiction based on rise and fall of the biblical King, Solomon. It follows the story of his arranged marriage and subsequent relationship with his Egyptian wife,Nicole, intertwined with the political machinations of the new Israelite state. The story is well research and beautifully written, as are all of D.J.Niko's books. The characters are believable and brought to life in this story of love, betrayal and mystery and adventure.
I must confess that I didn't enjoy this as much as I have other D.J.Niko books. I didn't get that can't-put-it-down experience, like I get from the Sarah Weston Chronicles. This lacks the humour and rollicking adventure feel of those offerings. Overall, it's a good read.
I received a copy of this book from Medallion Press in exchange for a fair and honest
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.
It's very nice biblical history, and a nice story too. All the bible tells us about Solomon is there, and more to boot, too. It's all very plausible ande well told. The invented parts and characters (we don't know that much, after all) could perfectly be true, and are interesting.
So much so, that I'd gladly read a second part telling us about the fate of all the main characters: Solomon's daughter and grandaughter, the scheming Nicaule, etc.