In a time of Israel’s greatest need, an elite band of King David’s warriors known as the Mighty Men are all that stands between their people and destruction at the hands of the ruthless Philistines. Part two of the Lion of War series brings the actions of those heroes and the terror of the ancient battlefields to life.
The year is 993 BC. After years of bloody civil war, Eleazar son of Dodai, one of King David’s most elite warriors, wants nothing more than to finally live peacefully in the land. But on the plains near the Great Sea, a terrifying army of Philistines has mobilized to crush the Hebrew tribes once and for all. In the sun-drenched valleys and dark forests of the hill country, Eleazar and his warriors make their stand against Israel’s deadliest enemy. The fate of an entire nation rests on the courage of a small band of heroes known as the Mighty Men. In a land torn by conflict, depleted by drought and threatened by treachery, the horrors and heroism of the ancient battlefields come to life. Covenant of War is the second book in the Lion of War series—the intense, gritty, and stylistic portrayal of the Mighty Men of Israel, a rag-tag band of warriors who came to King David in his most desperate hour and fought with him while he claimed the throne he was destined to fill. Their legendary deeds are recorded in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11.
You can read an excerpt of Covenant of War: Lion of War Series, here, in PDF format.
About The Author:
Cliff Graham is an Army veteran and the author of the Lion of War Series, soon to be a major motion picture franchise from director David L. Cunningham (The Path to 9/11)and producer Grant Curtis (the Spider-Man films). He currently lives in the mountains of Utah with his wife and children.
This is the first book that I have had the chance to read from Cliff Graham, but rest assured it will NOT be the last.
Covenant of War was amazing! One of my favorites genres of novels are those that interpret Biblical accounts, as this one does (the life of David) and it is really a great read. As i did not read the first book in this series, Day of War, I will for sure be going back to read it in the near future. That said, it did not detract from reading Covenant of War.
There will be a total of five novels in the Lion of War Series, as well Graham will be coming out with a short story series covering the book of Judges in 2012. Very excited about that. As well, it sounds like a movie is being developed from the first book, Day of War, which I am sure will be great too!
As I read Covenant of War, I felt like I was right in each scene, thanks to the amazing descriptions of scenes, geography and culture. This is truly an incredible read, and since this book was so great, the rest of the series is going to be amazing. King David is one of my favorite people from the Bible. His life has so much to teach each of us, that his life lessons are evident even in this one novel. I will warn you, there is a lot of graphic war scenes but other than that, a fantastic read for all fans of war and Biblical novels.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
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