I really liked the book! I wasn't crazy at first about how long the book was, but when you read it, it doesn't feel long as you find yourself completely engrossed in the story from the very beginning. I admit that much of the characterization didn't match what I had previously thought of King David, but perhaps that's a good thing. I'm planning on reading the actual bible verses mentioned at the end of the book to gain even more understanding. I think I will have a whole new perspective now. I even found myself changing who I was rooting for nearly every other chapter. My favorite characters happened to be Ittai, Phaltiel, and David's second and third wives. But overall, I really liked it and would definitely read another book by the same author.