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The Secret Book of Kings: A Novel Hardcover – August 23, 2016
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Praise for The Secret Book of Kings
“Like Dan Brown’s bestselling The Da Vinci Code, the book uses religious intrigue and conspiracy to create a pacey thriller.” ―Reuters
“This book made waves even before it was published, and ever since it appeared, it has not moved from the bestseller lists. It is an incomparably excellent and important book.” ―Tarbut Hapnai
“A thrilling and sweeping novel that gives life to ancient stories....Brandes's Biblical women play important and significant roles. They are the ones moving the wheels of history. They are the ones who make things happen.” ―La'ishah
"The Secret Book of Kings offers an original and revolutionary commentary on the blood-soaked story of the wars of David and Saul, heightening the voice of the Princess Michal, the Bible's most tragic figure." ―Ma'ariv
"Although I am a Jew who does not believe in the holiness of the Bible, The Secret Book of Kings thrilled me indescribably and opened an innovative line of thought for me about our heroes of old, especially the women." ―YNET
"Apart from the enormous pleasure of the fluid and thrilling prose, Yochi Brandes presents in this novel an important and unprecedented approach to the scriptural stories. Readers without great Biblical knowledge will discover a thrilling and ever-surprising novel of love, betrayal, and loyalty. But those who are familiar with the Bible will experience something even deeper that will open before them new possibilities and understandings of what happened or didn't happen in our ancient history." ―Ha'aretz Books
About the Author
Yochi Brandes was born in 1959 in Haifa to a family of Hassidic rabbis. Earning her BA in biblical studies and an MA in Judaic studies, Brandes taught bible and Judaism for many years. She is the author of novels and essays on biblical women-all of them best-sellers in Israel. She has been awarded the Book Publishers Association's Platinum Book Prizes for seven of her books, including The Secret Book of Kings, and the Steimatsky Prize forAkiva's Orchard. She lives outside of Tel Aviv.
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The book also raises many questions about the narrative of Jewish history that have many implications.
It gives an Woman's perspective about the historical biblical stories that focus on the time of the great kings of Israel, Saul, David, Solomon.
With the marvelous writing style, the author makes you feel the reality and get in to a biblical mindset.
its a great read and and i recommend it dearly.
BUT the way the book was sent is a shame for the seller. It says hard cover but its sent with a blank hard cover that is wrapped poorly with a thin page that has the cover picture and title. Every time you open the book, you risk the chance the cover will rip since its not glued to the cover even.