King’s Blood

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Thousands of years ago, a young boy accomplished a miracle: he killed a giant to save his people.

Many of us already know the story of David and Goliath. Some know more about what comes after: David’s ascension to the throne and his lust for Bathsheba, for instance. The way we know these stories, however, often feels like the short version, more a myth than something that might have actually happened.

Daniel J. Geisel’s new novel, however, expands the short story that we know into something rich and detailed. King’s Blood is deeply researched, and the effort Geisel put into bringing this book to life shows. David is not just a hero from days gone by, whose story we already know; he is a boy, still learning his place in the world. He is eager, sometimes awkward, and driven by forces within and without himself to something greater than being a shepherd boy.

At times the narration is dry, and the amount of detail the book provides may make it more exciting to those already familiar with the Biblical tale, but even those who know only the basic story will find it an interesting tale.

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Author Daniel J. Geisel
Star Count /5
Format eBook
Page Count
Publisher LegendmarkPublishing
Publish Date 5/1/2020
ISBN 0978057863438 Buy this Book
Issue September 2020
Category Historical Fiction

1 review for King’s Blood

  1. Eric Brown

    I absolutely loved this book! Finally, someone wrote a novel on David and made it the edgy and violent tale it was meant to be! This book got me fired up!

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