The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles, #3)

The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles, #3)

by Uvi Poznansky

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The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles, #3) by Uvi Poznansky

David loves his sons. The last thing he expects is that they will topple him from the throne. Who among them will remain by his side? Who will be not only loyal, but also eager to continue his legacy?

For now, David remains silent, even as Amnon rapes Tamar, even as Absalom lures Amnon to his death. In families other than his, such crimes may be concealed. But when they occur in the king's family, they affect matters of the state, and result in his escape from the son he adores. Will he finds a way to quell the revolt and come back to the City of David?

This is volume III of the trilogy The David Chronicles, told candidly by the king himself. David uses modern language, indicating that this is no fairytale. Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now. If you like ancient historical fiction about court intrigue, this king David novel has a modern twist like no book you have read before.

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ISBN-13: 9780984993284
Publisher: Uvi Poznansky
Publication date: 01/04/2015
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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William_O_Brien More than 1 year ago
Intense and powerful 5***** The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles Book 3) by Uvi Poznansky A superb and well-written book world that allows the reader to see through David's eyes in "The Edge of Revolt". The story of biblical times shows great detail, imagination and storytelling at its best. So, yet another gripping book in the David Chronicles series by Poznansky. As a massive fan of history and modern literature, I am so pleased I stumbled upon this wonderful set of books. I hope to read many more by this author. Intense and powerful 5*****
DennisWaller More than 1 year ago
The Edge of Revolt by Uvi Poznansky was recommended to me by a friend who knows I enjoy a stimulating intellectual read. Well, as this is was first experience to read anything by this author, l was impressed beyond measure. Quality above compare, this novel is written by a master wordsmith who knows how to tell a story. I was drawn in from the beginning and was fascinated by the tangled web that was woven, with rich, deep and descriptive language. A very impressive story told in an uncanny way, I was enthralled throughout the entire book, David comes to life and his tale is one for the ages. This one is up for one of the best for the year for fiction, simply great writing and a killer cover.
LakeGirl2015 More than 1 year ago
Torn in a heart-breaking dilemma between loyalty and justice, King David makes the choice dictated by his heart, and that results in a series of grave consequences for the king himself, his family, and country. His future life, legacy, and the potential successor are now all unclear. Like in her previous books, Uvi Poznansky masterfully interprets biblical events for the modern reader, infusing them with today's passions and her unique style, making the old stories highly relatable, engaging, and emotional. What a great series!
MavenDA More than 1 year ago
The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles Book 3) by Author Uvi Poznansky I have experienced the rare opportunity to get to really know a Bible character, warts and all. It would seem that King David had his fair share of them if one were to embrace this author's microscopic view of a powerful man's life in ancient times. In the author's own words..."It's amazing to be in the skin of the character from childhood to old age." My sentiments exactly...a great read indeed! I am an author myself and with each novel I read by Ms. Poznansky, she continues to inspire me to be a better one. The Prologue sets the pace for the elderly and frail King David. Strongly advised by Bathsheba to choose an heir to the throne before the possibility of unnecessary rivalry results between his eldest living son Adoniah by Haggith, and his youngest son Solomon by Bathsheba, is a decision King David is slow to make. After all...he is still King as he proclaims to Bathsheba when she confronts him yet again. The poignant presentation in the chronicles of King David as depicted by Author Uvi Poznansky and the endless possibilities of how he conducts the last years of his life, stand out in a very profound way. This talented author has both the skill and the courage to dig deeper into King David's psyche and portray his supposed indecisive character in a mesmerizing way. In doing so, Ms. Poznansky adeptly manages to give him a present day voice combined with a very human, and oftentimes, fragile persona. He seems to be a man with many weaknesses and numerous lustful cravings. This is clearly demonstrated by his several wives and his need for young concubines to frequent his bed and satisfy his sexual cravings. This, now much older King, does not compare to the young, down-to-earth, brave commoner that slayed Goliath. Uncomfortable with the knowledge that his eldest son Amnon follows in his path when it comes to his lustful nature, King David closes his mind to the rumors he hears. Now, emotionally torn by the rape of his daughter... virginal fourteen year old Tamar, defiled by half-brother Amnon, King David lacks the strength and wisdom to effectively deal with this heinous crime. Absalom, Tamar's full brother and Amnon's half-brother, is at his wits end and loses all respect for his father. After much deliberation, frustrating indecision and endless waiting, Absalom decides to take matters into his own hands... "The Edge of Revolt" is the third and final installment in the Chronicle of David Series. As previously stated, I have read and reviewed the other two but Book 3 is my favorite thus far. It is penned by the same gifted author....well-written in Author Uvi Poznansky's unique and captivating style. However, it offers closure to the life and eventual death of King David. He has led a ponderous life, a gifted psalmist...filling up scroll after scroll, yet persecuted by the realization of his own humanity and need for redemption. Haunted by his love for Bathsheba, the taking of her when she was married to Uriah, and his subsequent act of perpetuating Uriah's murder on the battlefield clearly demonstrates one of the many reasons for the spiritual and emotional turmoil in King David's life. Will he ever find the peace of mind he so deeply desires before his death...? Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayotte
Abarsis More than 1 year ago
"The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles Book Three)" is volume III of the The David Chronicles trilogy, told by the king himself. David is candid and direct and uses modern language that at times is startlingly direct. Immediately, David launches you into a story happening here and now. Since each volume of this brilliant trilogy can be read as a standalone novel, "The Edge of Revolt" is a fine place to begin this biographical fantasy that shows you the world through David's eyes from youth to old age. In this volume, David struggles to balance the demands of family and and justice. You're with him through biblical events retold with a modern passion, you're there when Amnon rapes his daughter, Tamar; when Absalom lures Amnon to his death. You are inside the king's mind when he allows these comes to go unpunished,. Even more fascinating than the biblical world Uvi draws are the changes undergone by David as he matures. When David loses his throne and flees his own son, Abasalom, you feel the king's pain. Let me make no bones about it: I adore this series -- not only the quality of the writing, but also the writer's ability to transport us into another mind, another time, another ethos that changes and solidifies as David matures. Read this book. Read this series. be waned that the tales have graphic language and painful moments. These are biblical tales, after all, told by a master interpreter who can make her characters breathe and love and hate and win and lose as they've never done before. If you read nothing else this year, read The David Chronicles. Begin with The Edge of Revolt.
dianneharman More than 1 year ago
This is historical fiction at its best. The characterization of David is extremely well-done. An epic work and one well wroth reading. All three books can be read alone, but I'd recommend reading all three.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Powerful & wonderful book!
AwesomeGS More than 1 year ago
Reading now the third book in the David Chronicles, The edge of revolt, Uvi Poznansky once again has amazed me with her wonderful discernment of King David. Knowing the biblical story of David very well, she describes his life in the todays English and reading between the lines. His feelings, his fears, his anxiousness, his mistakes, his love affairs with his beloved Bathsheba, his failures and his sorrows. She describes King David as if she was with him, standing beside him to get all the feelings and share them with her. The story of Amnon, as he assaulted Absalom's sister, Tamar. Then Absalom kills his brother Amnon for revenge, because King David, his father wouldn't do anything about it, wouldn't punish him. How could King David kill his own son? King David just couldn't bring himself to do it, to kill his own son. Then Absalom rises to power, despising David, his father, punishing him with. Until the last battle when Absalom... Well, I won't spoil anymore about the amazing story, Uvi Poznansky unfolds here. You have to read that incredible story about King David and Absalom. An outstanding description of the biblical event about King David's rain. Well done Uvi Poznansky Even thought I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me.
Dan-Strawn More than 1 year ago
In Book three of the David Chronicles, Uvi Poznansky continues to deliver first class character development with her first-person story telling. “The Edge of Revolt” follows King David into his old age. Uvi puts us there. We discover the cracks in the king's character, apparent to those in his court, yet denied by his regal vanity until at last the King sees the truth in the shattered lives of his progeny—his murderous and dishonorable sons, and Tamar, his ravished and dishonored daughter—all victims in David's eyes of his shortcomings. As in the first two books in the trilogy, Uvi performs masterful story telling by mining between the lines of the biblical renditions. There she finds nuggets of what-if revelation about who this David of yore really was. Again, she puts us there, this time by sprinkling the narrative and dialogue with characterizations and idioms right out of the Twenty-First Century: “Dad,” she has Solomon ask David, “are you cold?” And from her narraative—“. . . I am a king, and a king I shall remain till my last breath. “Out with the old, in with the new?” Not to be outdone by the biblical poet, Uvi has her own ways of evoking emotion and eloquence: “Back in the palace, where we used to walk on the softest of rugs, our soles have softened. Spoiled by luxury, so have our souls. To survive this winter in the wilderness, body and spirit must harden. Can we do it? God knows.” Or “... everyone knows that when Joav comes too close, as if to hug you or whisper a dirty joke in your ear, the next thing you know is a stab under the fifth rib.” Or “To remind him of the words uttered by Abner, the general he stabbed to death years ago, I ask, 'should the sword devour forever?'” How like David; how like Uvi in portraying him. Enough. If you haven't read the first two books in the trilogy, putIn Book three of the David Chronicles, Uvi Poznansky continues to deliver first class character development with her first-person story telling. “The Edge of Revolt” follows King David into his old age. Uvi puts us there. We discover the cracks in the king's character, apparent to those in his court, yet denied by his regal vanity until at last the King sees the truth in the shattered lives of his progeny—his murderous and dishonorable sons, and Tamar, his ravished and dishonored daughter—all victims in David's eyes of his shortcomings. As in the first two books in the trilogy, Uvi performs masterful story telling by mining between the lines of the biblical renditions. There she finds nuggets of what-if revelation about who this David of yore really was. Again, she puts us there, this time by sprinkling the narrative and dialogue with characterizations and idioms right out of the Twenty-First Century: “Dad,” she has Solomon ask David, “are you cold?” And from her narraative—“. . . I am a king, and a king I shall remain till my last breath. “Out with the old, in with the new?” Not to be outdone by the biblical poet, Uvi has her own ways of evoking emotion and eloquence: “Back in the palace, where we used to walk on the softest of rugs, our soles have softened. Spoiled by luxury, so have our souls. To survive this winter in the wilderness, body and spirit must harden. Can we do it? God knows.” Or “... everyone knows that when Joav comes too close, as if to hug you or whisper a dirty joke in your ear, the next thing you know is a stab under the fifth rib.” Or “To remind him of the words uttered by Abner, the general he stabbed to death years ago, I ask, 'should the sword devour forever?'” How like David; how like Uvi in portraying him. Enough. If you haven't read the first two books in the trilogy, put them by your nightstand. When you are finished with them, you won't be satisfied until you've turned the last page of “The Edge of Revolt.” In Book three of the David Chronicles, Uvi Poznansky continues to deliver first class character development with her first-person story telling. “The Edge of Revolt” follows King David into his old age. Uvi puts us there. We discover the cracks in the king's character, apparent to those in his court, yet denied by his regal vanity until at last the King sees the truth in the shattered lives of his progeny—his murderous and dishonorable sons, and Tamar, his ravished and dishonored daughter—all victims in David's eyes of his shortcomings. As in the first two books in the trilogy, Uvi performs masterful story telling by mining between the lines of the biblical renditions. There she finds nuggets of what-if revelation about who this David of yore really was. Again, she puts us there, this time by sprinkling the narrative and dialogue with characterizations and idioms right out of the Twenty-First Century: “Dad,” she has Solomon ask David, “are you cold?” And from her narraative—“. . . I am a king, and a king I shall remain till my last breath. “Out with the old, in with the new?” Not to be outdone by the biblical poet, Uvi has her own ways of evoking emotion and eloquence: “Back in the palace, where we used to walk on the softest of rugs, our soles have softened. Spoiled by luxury, so have our souls. To survive this winter in the wilderness, body and spirit must harden. Can we do it? God knows.” Or “... everyone knows that when Joav comes too close, as if to hug you or whisper a dirty joke in your ear, the next thing you know is a stab under the fifth rib.” Or “To remind him of the words uttered by Abner, the general he stabbed to death years ago, I ask, 'should the sword devour forever?'” How like David; how like Uvi in portraying him. Enough. If you haven't read the first two books in the trilogy, put them by your nightstand. When you are finished with them, you won't be satisfied until you've turned the last page of “The Edge of Revolt.”
Bill_Nelson More than 1 year ago
Written in the voice of the king, The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles Book 3) by Uvi Poznansky is a masterfully told story. The author somehow paints her words with an authenticity of biblical times that immerses the reader into the book’s world. Sometimes I pull a line from a book that speaks to me or affects me. This one made me breathe the air. “Hours later . . . I find myself free to ride out there, a magical mist hangs all around me, like tears, suspended.” The entire trilogy is a breathtaking work of historical fiction and a character study of a fascinating man. Highly recommended. Five stars.