This story is action packed and full of realistic descriptions of battle. Often those descriptions are intense but never gratuitous. It is hard to read when you think about what soldiers must endure as they face their enemies on a battlefield.
As the second book in the Lion of War series, the story continues with David and his mighty men. They continue to fight for the nation of Israel and for their covenant God. War is hell, and many soldiers die on both sides. Even more tragic is when Hebrews must fight Hebrews.
This book is enlightening as a depiction of what war was like during the times of David. It was brutal. It was ugly. It was horrible to experience. It was also accurate to the Bible timeline of what happened and to the storyline of how it happened.
For those who do not like violence, this book is not for you as it is graphic and ugly. For those of who do like action and drama, this book is for you read about the physical challenges of fighting a war.
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