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David "Tag" Taggert was the suicidal alcoholic Texan that Moses Wright found himself inexplicably bound to in The Law of Moses. In a mental facility, a brotherhood was forged, an understanding. Moses had no one who believed in him, Tag had no one who was strong enough to help him fight his demons. The two agreed to stick together, to hold on to each other when there was no one else. The Song of David opens with Moses discovering his friend is gone. Tag has disappeared without a trace and Moses is determined to hold up his end of their bargain and bring him back.
The Song of David moved me. This story is told in a way I've never seen before. The entire book is written through the alternating perspectives of Tag through his cassette tape recordings, and Moses as he listens to them. It's such an unexpected, refreshingly fantastic way to read a story and it was utterly brilliant. I loved being inside Tag's head, hearing and seeing his thoughts as he relays them to Millie through his recorded memories. He's a magnetic character, Tag, one I didn't entirely appreciate in The Law of Moses. But getting to know him here in The Song of David, I felt wholly captivated by him. His strength, his kindness, his honesty, the way he looks at the world, the way he longs to save and protect the people he loves. But more so, I love the way he is loved. The way Millie describes their interactions, the way he is with Henry and his Tag Team, seeing him through the eyes of Moses Wright, my heart bursts with happiness and sadness for David Taggert. The way Amelie Anderson sees David Taggert, a way the rest of the world can't, and the way Tag sees her when everyone else won't, is devastatingly beautiful. Hearing Tag's recordings, the trail of breadcrumbs he left down memory lane for her. All the ways these two characters grew to know and see and love each other in the only ways they can. It's magical. It made my heart dance to a song I can't quite adequately describe in words. Just open this book and listen to the song.
From very early on in this book, I felt this gnawing emotion that I couldn't place. I'm not sure if it was sadness or joy, to be completely honest. I just felt overwhelmed, like I was fighting the urge to cry for pages and pages. It may have been desolation over not knowing where Tag had gone, knowing he was out of reach to these characters that loved him so dearly. Maybe it was this misplaced sense of awe and pride I felt for Millie, for her strength, for how brave she is to chase a dream when the world tells her she can't. Maybe it was just the lightness that surrounds me every time I open a story written by this author. I don't know, but for so much of this book I was gripped by a heaviness in my chest and I came away wondering how Amy Harmon does this to me repeatedly when no one else ever has.
I've never been so afraid to finish a book in my life. Honestly. I was at war with myself more than once, a part of me so eager to go on, another part of me insisting I stop to take deep breaths in between the tears that I couldn't even decide where they were coming from. Hope battled resignation battled fear the entire time I read, as it did for Moses and Georgia and Millie as they listened to Tag's story. There's this devastating sense of foreboding on every single page. I believed I knew what was coming, and I was terrified of it. But peppered through the sadness is humor and joy and love and friendship and a deep sense of hope that demanded I push on.
This story, The Song of David, is such a stark contrast to The Law of Moses in a lot of ways. But if there's one poignant commonality running through both stories, it's the loss and recovery of hope. Like Moses, Tag was a runner. Both wanted desperately to escape their existences as they knew it, to quiet their pain in the only way that made sense at the time. Their respective stories took them through their own heartbreaking journey from wanting to die to praying to live. This story is powerful and poignant and, like every Harmon story, it changes the way you look at life. To watch this larger than life character go from seeking death so desperately to craving life so ardently, is humbling. Tag is both David and Goliath in this story, both the giant and the giant slayer, both the savior and the one who needs saving. He's the embodiment of power and strength and vulnerability and surrender. He's a warrior and his song is about a man who fights no matter what he's up against. Whether he believes he'll win or lose, he never taps out.
This book came as a surprise in so many ways. I was surprised by how immediately I became consumed by it. By how much I loved David Taggert and Millie Anderson. By how angsty and unexpectedly sexy it was. By how much this story felt very-Amy-Harmon-esque, and yet not... it felt different. There's so many things I could praise Amy Harmon for with regard to her brilliant story telling and stunning writing style... the masterful way she weaves a story together, the voice she gives to her characters, the flawless manner in which she delivers a story that stays with the reader forever. I can say with certainty that I know I loved this book because of how it devastated me. That's a truth that seems so obvious yet it never occurred to me until I was gut-punched with it in this story. A book, a song, whatever it may be is truly brilliant when it's powerful and profound and poignant enough to utterly devastate you. The Song of David is devastating and beautiful and perfect.
So, I didn't know, but I read these books in the right order. The first book to read is "Running Barefoot", the second is "The Law of Moses", and this is the third. Running Barefoot only matters because you do meet some of the characters in the other books; all three take place in the same small Utah town. Not really any spoilers from "Running Barefoot", but I was still glad to recognize previously loved characters.
This author... she does it right. Just that quote above demonstrates the depth and wisdom that I discover when I read her books. I always know when I start one that I will be dragged under until I'm finished. And, I can also anticipate going through tissues like crazy. Good thing my husband knows when I'm reading, and start crying, that he doesn't need to worry! The Song of David and The Law of Moses are both heartbreakingly beautiful, and I highly recommend both.
They aren't as clean as her other books, with there being intimacy occurring in her character's lives. So, be aware of that. I will say that the books are not just "will they or won't they" type of stories, the point is much better, much deeper.
Every time I read an Amy Harmon book, I say…this is the best book she’s done yet. This book is no exception—well, except for the fact that EVERY book she writes, every story she tells, every character she creates and every emotional journey that is taken LIVES in my heart, my soul, my gut and my spirit. The Song of David is literally that…a song that speaks to all of life’s mysteries, joys, tragedies and triumphs. I think the best thing I can do with this review is to share with you, her loyal and ‘new to’ readers, the message I sent to Ms Harmon shortly after finishing The Song of David:
“What a glorious work you (Amy Sutorius Harmon) have done. It will take me a day or two to process all I'd like to say in a review but you have shown (yet again) why you are among the most talented writers of the day. The way you manage to connect extremes (simple/complex), develop believable and substantive relationships (holy moly woman, this book was FULL of them), weave stories that share powerful messages of finding strength and redemption through challenges, and do it with grace, dignity and humility. You are simply amazing.”
I am a visceral reader and reviewer, so you won’t see details or many quotes in my reviews. What you will get is the reaction and emotion that the book evokes and boy, howdy! this book takes emotional investment to a whole new level. First, of course, is Tag and what a special creation he grew into. When we met Tag in The Law of Moses, we met a mess who got better. In this book, he continues to be challenged only this time, he’s met head on by Millie, who will not let him off the hook. Her gentle courage and spirit offered an oasis for Tag that he ultimately was powerless to deny. It goes without saying that I was more than thrilled that Moses was back and such a strong part of the book. And then there’s Henry…what a superbly crafted character. He stole my heart (much like Eli) warts and all. Heck, I could cry just thinking of him and of one particular scene toward the end of the book. There is no doubt that this book was most carefully researched to lend credibility to the characters and there is none more credible than Henry.
So, there you have it. This is a strong book. It is an emotional book. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry and it makes you take stock of your blessings. Where Moses gave us 5 Greats; The Song of David gives us “No one fights alone”. Oh how true that is and what a challenge it can be to actually practice. Thanks Amy from my soul and heart. This is one terrific read.