Thursday, January 13, 2022

"Crown of the Warrior King" by Henry O. Arnold Book Tour and GiveAway

About the Book

Book: Crown of the Warrior King

Author: Henry O. Arnold

Genre:Biblical Fiction

Release date: December 1, 2021

crown of the warrior king

perf6.000x9.000.inddThe desire of Israel…

the first to wear the crown is the warrior king

For decades the nation of Israel had no rest from her enemies. The people cried out, “Give us a king to lead us, to go out before us, to fight our battles.” And Yahweh hears the cries of the chosen. He plucks a king out of the tribe of Benjamin, the smallest of the tribes—Saul, son of a herdsman. The prophet Samuel anoints him as Israel’s first warrior king.

Under the banner of the wolf, the symbol of his tribe, Saul rises to prominence, winning the hearts and minds of the people of Israel with his success on the battlefield and benevolent leadership.

But when the nation of Israel cries out, “For the love of Israel. For the glory of Yahweh. For the honor of the king,” the praises of the people turn the humble heart of the warrior king into one filled with pride—a pride that has fatal consequences.

In this tale of triumph and tribulation, deepest love and burning rivalries, the new epoch is given a voice…and it is a Song of Prophets and Kings.

 

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 Review coming soon! Just too heartbroken to write one at the moment! Grieving is hard!

Sorry the review is late but I really liked this book, but I hope the author is writing another book about David. This book take us into the realm of Saul, and Samuel's role as Israel's first king is crowned. Biblical fiction is always fun to read if you know the actual story from the Bible because if the author does a good job with it, it brings a more idea of what might have happened, yes, the reader has to be careful not to confuse the fiction parts as fact. It is also good to read the Biblical account as well as the novels.

This series is written so well that the reader feels the emotions and feels like they are watching the scenes unfold. I supposed a reader could enjoyed this novel without reading the first book, but I recommend reading "A Voice within the Flame" first to get the full "Samuel" story.  There were a few violence scenes but The Bible is filled with these scenes, it is war after all. 

I received a print book but I listen to this story on audiobook and I think it made the story more alive for me! 

I received a complementary copy from the author and Celebrate Lit and these opinions are my own. 

About the Author

Chip - 1Henry O. Arnoldhas co-authored a work of fiction, Hometown Favorite, with Bill Barton, and nonfiction, KABUL24, with Ben Pearson. He also co-wrote and produced with Steve Taylor (director) and Ben Pearson the film The Second Chancestarring Michael W. Smith, the screenplay for the authorized film documentary on evangelist Billy Graham, God’s Ambassador, and the documentary film KABUL24, based on the book which is the story of western and Afghani hostages held captive by the Taliban for 105 days. He lives on a farm in Tennessee with his lovely wife Kay. They have two beautiful daughters married to two handsome men with three above-average grandchildren. For more information please visit: www.henryoarnold.com

 

More from Henry

After the golden age of theatre in the Greek and Roman times, the theatre went dark, very dark as in Dark Ages, and for centuries it was thus. But it was the church that brought the theatre back to life by staging passion plays on biblical subjects. Since most people could not read at the time, it was a great way to tell the folks some Bible stories. The world has certainly improved its literacy skills since then. The delight I have in reading and writing stories from the Bible or on biblical themes has been with me for a long time.

When I formulated the concept of retelling the stories of the first three kings of Israel and matching them with the leading prophets of that age, the title of the series, The Song of Prophets and Kings, was a perfect match for the biblical/historical fiction genre. The first volume in this series, A Voice Within the Flame, was released last year and features the life of the prophet Samuel up to and including the anointing and coronation of Saul as the first king of Israel. Now it is time for the second volume, Crown of the Warrior King. This second novel picks up where the last one left off.

Whether the reader or listener is familiar with the biblical stories or not, I have written these novels in such a way that makes these ancient stories come to life in the modern world. When the reader/listener dives into stories that are 3,000 years old, it will be surprising how we all can see ourselves in these characters.

These are biblical stories that I grew up with and have read and studied all my life. It is a joy to get to share them with you in this series, The Song of Prophets and Kings.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 13

Texas Book-aholic, January 14

Beauty in the Binding, January 15 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 15

For Him and My Family, January 16

Inklings and notions, January 17

deb’s Book Review, January 18

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, January 19

Splashes of Joy, January 20 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 21

Connie’s History Classroom, January 22

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, January 23 (Author Interview)

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, January 24 (Spotlight)

Cats in the cradle blog, January 25

Tell Tale Book Reviews, January 26 (Author Interview)

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, January 26

Giveaway

To celebrate his tour, Henry is giving away the grand prize package of a signed copy of the book and a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/17c58/crown-of-the-warrior-celebration-tour-giveaway

7 comments:

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

kim hansen said...

New author for me.

Anonymous said...

Love the cover.
Marion

slehan said...

My brother would like this book.
Thanks for the contest.

Babbling Becky L said...

This sounds very interesting. Biblical fiction is always fun as an author brings it to life for us.

marisela zuniga said...

This looks really good

megana said...

I think I will enjoy this! Thanks for sharing!