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His mother is reviled as a whore, his half-brothers detest him and his employer wants to mess with him. Thus begins the story of David and Goliath as it might have been before the religious scribes got their hands on it. A tale of betrayal, love and impossible odds, not least when young David is pitched into an arena to fight a terrifying bull-headed colossus.

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Words: 99,300
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452327495
About Alistair Forrest

Brought up in the Middle East, schooled in the UK, exhilarating career as a journalist and editor, now full-time author of fresh historical fiction. First novel LIBERTAS published 2009 by Quaestor2000, second novel GOLIATH 2011, third SHAMASH under way.

Writing as Adam Fox, "Cell Wars - The Battle for Brian" is also available on Smashwords.

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Review by: BozenaH on Dec. 04, 2010 :
It is most definitely a fascinating historical novel; with vivid scenes, asking to be made into a movie. Nevertheless, when I finished reading it, I was glad that I live in 21th century.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: stan@stanlaw.ca on Nov. 22, 2010 :
There are times when we know how the story will end, yet our attention remains riveted on the magic of the journey. This is just such a story. Most of us heard about David, the future king of Israel, who, in his youth, slew the giant named Goliath, to save Israel from the overwhelming heathen hoards.

Alistair Forrest mixes meticulous research of Biblical sources with poetry and unbridled imagination in the cauldron of fast moving narrative, to hold our attention throughout this mastery fragment of ancient history. Images of Israel, of ancient times and customs come alive, the heathen and the faithful walk amongst us, the desert wind blows in our faces. Anyone who read the Old Testament will enjoy this book; and anyone who enjoys this book is bound to reach out and dive into the OT itself. Well done, Alistair. I’m sure we’re all hoping to see more history through your eyes.

For Inhousepress, Stanislaw Kapuscinski
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)

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