The Book of David — III: Joab
The story of the foundation of the nation of Israel, but seen from an alternative viewpoint — that of the rivals and enemies of the upstart state. ‘The Book of David’ is the bible’s missing volume, a story of love and hate, political chicanery and religious rivalry, the beginnings of nationhood and the men and women whose lives were caught up in its strife.
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The Book of David — II: Saul
History is written by the winners, we are told – but what if it weren’t? What if those who lost were to have their say? Terence Morgan (author of ‘The Master of Bruges’, ‘The Shadow |Prince’ and ‘Villon’) has applied this question to the founding fathers of the nation of Israel. In this new trilogy (also available as separate volumes), Morgan tells the story of the beginnings of the nation of Israel through the eyes of three men who were in their different ways the ‘losers’ of history – Goliath, whom David slew, Saul, his predecessor as king and Joab, his army general. How would these men have seen the rise of David? ‘The Book of David’ is the bible’s missing volume, a story of love and hate, political chicanery and religious rivalry, the beginnings of nationhood and the men and women whose lives were caught up in its strife.
Terence Morgan is renowned for his ‘retakes’ of history, looking at events from a different perspective. ‘The Book of David’ is a worthy addition to the canon.
Won By The Sword: A Story Of The 30 Years’ War
The novel takes place in France during the latter part of the Thirty years’ war–the time of Richelieu, of Mazarin and Anne of Austria. The hero is the orphan son of a Scotch officer in the French army.$0.00
The Dust Will Answer
1978: The wave of gentrification has yet to break over downtown Los Angeles, and vast swathes of the warehouse district lie nearly abandoned next to the city’s concrete-clad river. Lenny Strasser, a straight-arrow with a taste for shady places, plunges into that world to discover that sometimes the only distance between two points is a very crooked line. When his friend Dave Larrabee nags him into tracking down a missing girlfriend, Lenny suspects that the girl doesn’t want to be found. She had beens his before she was Dave’s, and she’d gone gleefully missing from his life one time too many. But this time, she may have fallen, again, into the hands of the charismatic Nighthawk, who could lead her into territories where the danger is real, and Kate’s penchant for role-playing no protection from harm. The quest takes them into hobo jungles and punk squats by the LA River–and into an after-midnight darkness of moral ambiguity that changes Lenny’s life in ways he’d never dreamed of.$2.99