The tale of David and his mighty men comes from two Bible sources; 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11 and have been a favorite of mine for 30 years. On the other side, he stood at the foot of the bank of sand and gravel. This is not a stand lone book, you need to read Day of War and Covenant of War to keep you in the story. In ancient Israel, at the crossroads of the great trading routes, a man named Benaiah is searching for a fresh start in life. The two of them are encamped in the Jezreel Valley in the northern part of the kingdom, where the Philistine kings have united in an invasion attempt.
His armor bearer nearby looked like an infant next to the huge warrior. This is where well-written speculative fiction can be so incredibly awesome. He has been given the task of forming the Mighty Men to protect David. He has the vaguest of tragic backstories and like I said before, I don't even know why he ended up at generic-start-of-novel village or what his mission is. It is a well-written book that remains as faithful to the biblical record which inspires it.
I look forward to seeing it and reading the rest of this series. Day of War brings to life the exploits of the Mighty Men of Israel, a rag-tag band of disgruntled warriors on the run with David, the soon-to-be King. Since this is a new covenant blog I should also point out that Day of War is an old covenant story. I was, however, very impressed with the novel as an example of historical fiction. Within arrow range now, Benaiah lifted his bow up and pulled the notched end of the arrow to his mouth. This is where the biblical accounts are so engaging.
The point is that this novel, while as white-knuckled, and testosterone producing as any blockbuster war epic, is really about people, not war. Since this is Cliff's first novel I can't really blame him. Let me put it this way: there wasn't a boatload of violence, there was an entire Pacific fleetload! I also created an early reader program where I could release the third book in the series, Song of War, to a limited number of readers. I really enjoy a historical fiction that can teach me — creating a story around real-life events. Frowning, he moved up the path again. We also fight the unseen army in our day to day struggles.
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Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials. Their legendary deeds are recorded in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11 Cliff Graham's Day of War is unique in that it is a celebration of manliness in the age of the warrior. Some are loyal to David, but others are only with him for the promise of captured wealth. He flawlessly brings the reader into their day-to-day battles of war and survival. He had seen five of them. Some are loyal to David, but others are only with him for the promise of captured wealth.
Before the creature reached him, Haratha managed to launch a copper pellet that miraculously hit the charging animal in the head. However, due to budget restrictions, rights issues, and many other unforeseen challenges, I was unable to release new content for the last few years. He has taken the all-too-often overlooked story of King David the warlord and his Mighty Men and written the first installment of an epic tale on a scale which, when finished, should fall somewhere between the Illiad and Gladiator. He briefly told them who had sent him. If you're looking for your typical Christian historical fiction.
His gritty, realistic depiction of ancient warfare in the Bronze and Iron ages is thoroughly researched, and his characters are entirely believable, both as Middle Eastern men and as warriors. I have read through the list of David's mighty men and the brief accounts of their battles and heroism, but I never pondered to think about what life was like on the campaign trail with one of the greatest military leaders in history. The icy terrain was hardest on Jairas, who struggled to keep up. In the south, the month of Aviv brought the land into full bloom under abundant sunshine. The war drums hammered, the soldiers beat their swords against their shields in time with the drums, and he heard the mass of voices shouting at him. This is a pretty impressive book.