Rise to Power
Come into the world and mind of the first King of Israel, watch his rivals and his lovers. A man of flesh and blood, with immense powers of reflection and analysis David is a superb character, real, with bite and of the human race, quite different from the biblical myth that has been created around him.
We see him as he slowly rises to power and reflects on what it takes to survive in this era of cruelty.
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Uvi Posnznsky’s “Rise To Power” follows in the style of previous stories (her tale of Job’s wife in “Twisted” and her retelling of the story of Jacob and Esau in “A Favorite Son”), taking a well-known Biblical tale and examining it through a modern lens. And like those previous stories, she has created a compelling book that can’t be put down.
“Rise to Power” chronicles exactly that: David’s rise from obscurity to the throne of Israel. All the elements of the Biblical story are here, and the beautiful psalms and songs of David, but the author gives us a look behind them to the human beings who lived and struggled to create them. It’s a fascinating approach, and it makes a distant age more accessible to modern readers.
Like her other works, the use of language in “Rise to Power” is simply beautiful – the author’s artistic training shows through in the way she carefully uses words to paint images and draw forth emotion. It’s simply a pleasure to read Uvi Poznansky’s prose.
I’d highly recommend this book, and I’m looking forward to the next book – “A Peek at Bathsheba”.
By Reading Renee on August 1, 2014
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Uvi Poznansky gets five big stars from me. I will do my best to explain and try to do justice to this marvelous book. You know David, the Biblical King David? Well if you dont you have to read this. Uvi’s book reads like a piece of art. I think it is like taking the history that was written about David and creating a story resembling “A Real Hollywood Story” or “This is Your Life”
David explains his life and the creation of the legend that is David. So there are reveals, confessions and decisions leading to David himself just trying to survive.
Most people dont know David as young person formulating a plot and creating his ambitious life. David was not only a poet and writer but he was a musician.
, this time for her marvelous portrayal of the Biblical King David. Her David, although fictional, is not the perfect figure sculpted by Michelangelo. Nor is he strictly the David of the Bible. With his human failings, the David she has created is a bit of a departure from the legend.
I would say the book is also a modern tale. The way it is written in terminology that doesnt need a dictionary or interpreter. The author also adds to the story how women just adored David. He was pursued by many. In this time, David, had many wives as was the lifestyle.
As far as David’s alleged affairs, I was wondering how he kept up. He had twenty children with as many as weight wives. Shocking to me, by the way.
If you love history as a base with a modern flair PLEASE read this. I found it an excellent impression of all the is David. I’m really looking forward to the sequel.
By Grady Harp on December 26, 2013
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Uvi Poznansky wears a coat of many colors. Originally from Israel where she studied Architecture and Town Planning then moving to the US where she studied Computer Science and became an expert in Software Engineering, Poznansky managed to combine the design elements of two studies into unique formats. And she has accomplished the same with the other side of her brain – making visual her ideas (she is an accomplished painter, drawer, and sculptor who has enjoyed exhibitions both in Israel and in California, her present base) and making words in poetry and in short stories and children’s books. RISE TO POWER is her second novel and is adorned on the cover with an image of her own painting!
But the miracle of Uvi Poznansky’s writing is her uncanny ability to return to old stories and make them brilliantly fresh. This retelling of the Biblical David unveils a character far more profound and fragile than the slayer of Goliath. His personality radiates from every page as her grows from valiant lad to eloquent hero and Poznansky’s gift for poetry renders a magical hue to every aspect of this story. At times startling, as times awe-inspiring, and at al times fine reading, this is a welcome addition to the growing library of one our more important writers. More please!! Grady Harp, December 13
By Aaron P. Lazar on July 23, 2014
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This is a review of the audio version of Rise to Power. Since so many readers have touched on the biblical references to this story, I am going to slip around that topic and discuss my own reactions to the story. ;o)
Uvi Poznansky’s lyrical writing pulled me into this historic story with such power, realism, and poetry that I was immediately drawn into the scenes. I felt immersed in the battles and drenched in my enemies blood. I felt myself swagger over the battlefields in armor and helmet, carrying a spear, exultant in anticipated victory. But that was just one of the aspects of this tale. More than anything, I was deeply intrenched in David’s mind and thought processes throughout the entire story. What a ride!
Frankly, I’ve never been interested in this type of story – historical, biblical, drama or epic tales. I am a passionate fan of mysteries and suspense, mostly in the current day. But when another book is written by this outstanding author, I would definitely read or listen again!
The author’s insight is almost frightening. How she places herself in the mind of such a man astonishes me. Her ability to think and speak like a man — and a man living many centuries ago — was formidable. Ms. Poznansky portrayed David’s inner thoughts better than most men of this generation could possibly have done. Kudos!
About the narrator: Mr. George was outstanding and on target. His voice changed and matured as the character aged. I loved his interpretation of each character, and his amazing range of voices was delightful. I’d listen to him read the newspaper, to tell the truth. Great job, Mr. George.Read more ›