Giant Slayers #review #bostick

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Brother Team to Release a New Young Adult/Fantasy Re-Imagining of the David and Goliath Story

Chappaqua, NY– Inspired by the Old Testament story of David and Goliath, best selling authors, Jeff Altabef and Ken Altabef, team up to release a fresh re-imagining of the tale as a YA fantasy. Giant Slayers is a fast-paced historical fantasy novel that has the unlikely romance between David (poor shepherd and musician) and Michal (princess) at its heart.

The Kingdom or the Girl?

Bloodthirsty demons attack him.
Strange spirits protect him.
A seer foretells his shocking destiny.

In a primitive land filled with magic, witches and giants, a young musician named David is summoned by the king to chase away the nightmares that torment him, but the palace isn’t as safe as it seems. Demons haunt the king and two powerful foes—the Witch of Endor and a giant named Goliath—lead an army that threatens to enslave the country.

Princess Michal is drawn to David, but a romance with the poor musician is strictly forbidden. Only by defying her father’s wishes and risking her freedom, can they be together.

To save the kingdom, David will need more than music; he’ll need to defeat Goliath in a battle of champions. Only a fool would face the giant, but when David falls in love with the rebellious princess, his heart tugs him toward the impossible. As he steps into battle, he faces an unthinkable choice—either save the kingdom or be with the girl of his dreams.

He can’t do both.

“Definitely a Must Read.”
– Readers’ Favorite 5 Stars

review

This is a standalone novel turning the story of David and Goliath into a romantic adventure.  All of the elements of the biblical story are present, but all of the characters are fleshed out. David is a young boy wanting to train to be a soldier with his older brothers. Instead, he has to stay home and be a shepherd for the family’s sheep. He eventually becomes the lute player for the King and falls for the Princess, Michal.

 

>The love story is a bit weak. David and Michal seem to fall in love at first sight without touching more than their hands. There isn’t any chemistry between the 2 characters. Along with the love story is a bit of danger.  A killer is sent by a witch to kill David. This witch is in love with the arrogant giant, Goliath. I love the personality given to Goliath. Of all the characters in this story, Goliath is only known as a giant. I enjoyed seeing the authors’ ideas of Goliath’s personality. He wasn’t very bright, only strong. He came from an ancient race of strong giants. He was extremely good looking and attracted the witch to help his cause.

 

>David’s brothers and family come to life, with all the pettiness and love, especially David’s love of his only sister, Abby. The writing of this novel keeps this very familiar story from being boring. This version of the story is a page turner, more action and less religion, although religion is an integral part of the story. A few things seemed off, especially the parts regarding the Arc of the Covenant.  I thought no one could touch the Arc, yet Jesse layers gold upon it.

 

>This story is appropriate for a young adult (16+) audience. I am giving the story 4 hearts. The action in the story is good, but the romance is weak.  I am a reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock.

 

>Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1743748274?book_show_action=false

About the book:
Giant Slayers by Jeff Altabef and Ken Altabef
ISBN (13 digit #): 978-1535509252
Publisher: Cat’s Cradle
Publish date: September 25, 2016
Page count: 315
Price: $3.99 (Ebook)
$14.95 (Paperback)

About the authors:
Giant Slayers is a joint project between Jeff Altabef and Ken Altabef. Jeff Altabef is a multiple award-winning author who writes both adult thriller and YA fantasies. Ken Altabef is an accomplished author who has short stories published in numerous publications including The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone, and Abyss & Apex. Ken also has his own YA popular fantasy series: The Calling.

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