12 Dec 2013

REVIEW: UVI POZNANKY: RISE TO POWER (THE DAVID CHRONICLES)

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Acclaimed author Uvi Poznansky has just released a new book! The work, entitled Rise to Power, is the first volume in her new series The David Chronicles. The story explores the life of one of the most admired figures in history and the most complex figure in the bible: David. David is famous for bringing his kingdom from the brink of annihilation to a prosperous age, a renaissance. With all his gifts, he is indeed a renaissance men. This is his story as you have never heard it before: from the king himself, telling the unofficial version, the one he never allowed his court scribes to recount. In his mind, history is written to praise the victorious—but at the last stretch of his illustrious life, he feels an irresistible urge to tell the truth. In the first volume of the series, David gives you a fascinating account of his early years, culminating with a tribal coronation.

Rooted in ancient lore, his is a surprisingly modern memoir. Educated as an architect in Israel and as a software engineer in New York, the author is diverse in her academic and cultural perspectives. Her experiences have allowed her to create stories touching upon the innermost depths of the human psyche and drama. Uvi Poznansky has appeared on Blog Talk Radio numerous times. She has received the #1 Author award from AUTHORSdb, and has received rave reviews from Amazon Hall of Fame reviewer Grady Harp for her previous books, which include her literary fiction novel Apart From Love, her poetry book, Home, her collection of dark tales Twisted, and her biblically inspired story A Favorite Son.

MY REVIEW:

“Rise to Power (The David Chronicles)” by Uvi Poznansky is another eye opening book, based on a biblical theme but written with a modern mind and perspective. Without corrupting the original historic-biblical story Poznansky takes us into the world and minds of well known biblical figures, such as the first King of Israel, his rivals and his lovers. 
A man of flesh and blood, with sexual urges, pride and huge powers of reflection and analysis David is a superb character, real, with bite and of the human race – quite different from the biblical myth that has been created around him.
We see him as he slowly rises to power, from a small soldier to military leader, his military campaigns, his ambitions and the rivalry over the throne; we see the husband to Michal – his first wife and the sometimes strange ‘renaissance’ man. The novel is historical fiction, biblical fiction and simply excellent fiction.
Wit, sharp-minded powers of observations and deep psychological undestanding of the human mind are amongst Poznansky’s many strengths. Her characters and stories are powerful, her historic/biblical knowledge is sound. All through my reading of the story I was tempted to check on the internet for the biblical story behind this novel to remind myself of the exact details and to see if anything had been changed. I can vouch for the accuracy now as I can vouch for the entertaining and meaningful character of the story.
I am still in awe just how much there is to the story of King David – this is the first book of a series and we are not all too far into the life of David.
What a treat to have the story of David presented in such an intellectually stimulating manner, incorporating the historic more than the biblical aspect of the figure. This is by no means a Jewish manifesto. Religion and God play a secondary role in what is a modern adaptation of a very good story.
I look forward to the next book in this original and intriguing series.

Get the book from your Amazon online store: http://bookShow.me/B00H6PMZ0U

 

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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.
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