This is a novel on the life of King David. The author gave a look at David's motives, emotions, the chaos in his life and his abilities. She weaved a good believable story of a biblical person we know a lot about from reading the Bible. This story is told through the person of Asaph, who was a Levite musician, which made it even more interesting. It is a fictional account, with scriptural accuracy. You get to see the behind-the-scenes look as to why people did the things they did. There will be a giant being killed, wars and a lot of fighting men, temptations and deceit, and a man who experienced the unfailing love and forgiveness of his God.
Although I enjoyed reading this story of David and having history "come alive", I felt that David's passion and love for his God could have been more a part of his life than what was portrayed in this book. David's dependence and worship of his God were what made him to be a man after God's own heart and although I know he was a person with faults and all, I felt his love for his Lord was not as strong in the story as I would have liked to have seen it. That being said, I truly did enjoy reading this 593 page story which went by very quickly and which I would recommend to others to read and enjoy.