David Ascendant: Volume 7 (Chronicles of the Nephilim)
Six Giant Assassins. Goliath Was Only the First.Everyone knows the story of King David. Or so you think. No one has heard it told this way before.
In the days of Samuel the Seer, the Philistines are at the climax of a long war with Israel over the land of Canaan. There are still giants in Philistia left from Joshua’s search and destroy mission of holy war generations earlier. Their numbers have grown.
The young Philistine giant warrior Goliath steals the sacred ark of the covenant from Israel. But Yahweh’s curse upon Goliath’s people for that deed sets in motion an obsession of revenge and the creation of an elite warrior cult of giants, The Sons of Rapha, whose sole ambition is to kill the promised messiah king of Israel.
The only problem is, Israel’s King Saul is not that chosen one, because he is possessed by the evil spirit of an ancient malevolent ruler who seeks to kill that same unknown and spiritually anointed king.
They both discover it is David, son of Jesse, a young insignificant shepherd musician who woos the girls, and who miraculously slays Goliath in a battle contest. But now David is running for his life from both family and foe, gathering outlaws as allies, and eventually hiding in the one place no one would ever dream of: Goliath’s home town, the Philistine city of Gath.
With David in the Serpent’s lair, the queen of Gath trying to seduce him, King Saul and the Philistine giants trying to assassinate him, and David’s three wives all vying for his attention, this gritty romantic action adventure story will take you places in the Bible you’ve never seen before.
You think you know how it ends. But there is so much more to the story than you ever realized.
The War of the Seed continues with the Philistines vs. the Messiah King of Israel.
Part of the Biblical Novel Series Chronicles of the NephilimDavid Ascendant is the seventh book of the Biblical Fantasy Series Chronicles of the Nephilim, an epic story that begins with Enoch and Noah and tells the Biblical storyline of the Genesis 6 Nephilim giants, hybrid offspring of the angelic Watchers mating with human women.
Biblical history, Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, Action Adventure, RomanceIn David Ascendant, you’ll discover:
- David through new eyes that captures his spiritual zeal for God, but his passionate earthiness and nature as a man of bloodshed who also had a weakness for women.
- David’s torrid love affairs with his polygamous wives Michal, Abigail and Ahinoam.
- Details of a secret group of Rephaim giants devoted to hunting down King David and killing him.
- Stories of David’s “Mighty Men,” or warriors of great feats like Benaiah, Joab, Abishai, and Ittai the Gittite who fought the giants seeking David.
- The strange hybrid warriors the Bible calls the Lion Men of Moab.
A NOTE ON THE AGE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE NOVELSThis Biblical Fiction series is rated PG-13. It deals with evil behaviors that would be appropriate for mature teens and above, similar to the Bible. The violence is like the book of Judges. The sexuality is like Song of Solomon, alluded to poetically, but obviously. The description of sexual sin is like Ezekiel 16, sometimes shocking, but never glorified. There is an occasional profane word or vulgarity, like in Ezekiel 23, revealing spiritual wickedness.
Brian Godawa is the screenwriter for the award-winning feature film, To End All Wars, starring Kiefer Sutherland, and Alleged, starring Brian Dennehy as Clarence Darrow and Fred Thompson as William Jennings Bryan. Previously Brian adapted to film the best-selling supernatural thriller novel The Visitation by author Frank Peretti for Ralph Winter (X-Men, Planet of the Apes), and wrote and directed several documentaries, including Wall of Separation for PBS. Brian’s articles on movies and philosophy have been published around the world. He has traveled around the United States teaching on movies, worldviews, and culture to colleges, churches, and community groups. His popular book, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment (InterVarsity Press) is used as a textbook in schools around the country. His book Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story and Imagination (IVP) addresses the power of image and story in the pages of the Bible to transform the Christian life. His new novel series, the saga Chronicles of the Nephilim is in the Top Ten of Biblical Fiction on Amazon and is an imaginative retelling of the primeval history of Genesis, the secret plan of the fallen Watchers, and the War of the Seed of the Serpent with the Seed of Eve. His main website is www.godawa.com. His novel website is www.ChroniclesoftheNephilim.com
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