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Rise to Power (The David Chronicles Book 1) by [Poznansky, Uvi]
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Book 1 of 9 in The David Chronicles (9 Book Series)

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Editorial Reviews


  • "The miracle of Uvi Poznansky's writing is her uncanny ability to return to old stories and make them brilliantly fresh. At times startling, as times awe-inspiring, and at al times fine reading, this is a welcome addition to the growing library of one our more important writers." - Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer
  • "A tale of madmen and kings, youth and old age, prison cells and freedom's ring. It's drawn from Biblical history, enjoyed through the eyes of modernity, and it vividly recreates character and place." - Sheila Deeth, Top 1000 Reviewer
  • "Her ability to capture character and emotion is nothing short of literary excellence, and the modern flair really only adds to that, allowing for a more engaging voice and style." - Book Crazy, Top 1000 Reviewer
  • "In THE RISE TO POWER Uvi Poznansky delivers a powerful look at young David, the future king of Israel, as he begins his court life as a musician to King Saul. Ms. Poznansky then dives deep into the mind of this amazing historical figure and shows us the deep emotion that fills him before his his coming struggle against the giant Goliath and how his success causes King Saul to turn away from him. This is an absorbing read and I highly recommend it. I look forward to the next episode in the story." John Putnam, Autor
  • "I can see this book (and others written by Ms. Poznansky) offered in the future as classic literature in future writing or reading classes. Truly, I think this book will become a global classic." Aaron Paul Lazar, Author
  • "Ms. Poznansky views the world of David with the eyes of an artist, and describes what she sees with the words of a poet." Mary Firmin, Author
  • "For me, the crux of this complex story illustrates our underlying human nature and how we perceive not only ourselves, but how we see ourselves in the world. The conflict that we have between our ego self and our spirit self. This is what David struggles with and the author tells it with vivid imagery that gives texture and brings it to life." Michelle Bellon, Author
  • "If you are in the market for great writing and a great story, pick up Uvi's book and check it out. The cover is amazing, but her cover always are and her writing... is incredible." Candy O'Donnell, Author
  • "This a rich, vibrant story but unlike most novels based on Biblical figures, David is accessible and human. The reader is drawn into his head, into his heart, and into his world." Barbara Silkstone, Author
  • "I think this book would be an ideal choice for a book club because it offers so much for discussion." Yael Politis, Author
  • "Gifted Author Uvi Poznansky is up to her usual finesse of taking a well-known Bible story and giving it a modern day perspective. Trust me...she does a darn good job of it!" Dolores Ayotte, Author
  • "King David as we've never seen him before! This is a wonderfully down to earth look at a man of myth and legend. The reality of the man told from his point of view, revealing his inner thoughts and conflicts. I highly recommend this book!" - Dellani Oakes, Author
  • "A story that once you start reading, you'll be unable to put down." Charles Ray, Author
  • "Somehow, even though we know the outlines of the story, we become completely engrossed, wanting to know how the story we are familiar with will be filled out. On my first reading, I became so engrossed as I read it on a bus that I missed my stop." Laurel Gord, Author

From the Author

The series The David Chronicles includes the following novels:
  • I: Rise to Power
  • II: A Peek at Bathsheba
  • III: The Edge of Revolt
  • I+II+III: The David Chronicles
In addition, it includes the collections of art that inspired writing the novels:
  • 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 

Product details

  • File Size: 5967 KB
  • Print Length: 271 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Uviart (January 8, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 8, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H6PMZ0U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348,188 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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