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Six Giant Assassins.
Goliath Was Only the First.
Everyone knows the story of David. Or so you think. No one has heard it told this way before.
In the days of Samuel the Seer, the Philistines are at the climax of a long war with Israel over the land of Canaan. There are still giants in Philistia left from Joshua's search and destroy mission of holy war generations earlier. Their numbers have grown.
The young Philistine giant warrior Goliath steals the sacred ark of the covenant from Israel. But Yahweh's curse upon Goliath's people for that deed sets in motion an obsession of revenge and the creation of an elite warrior cult of giants, The Sons of Rapha, whose sole ambition is to kill the promised messiah king of Israel.
The only problem is, Israel's King Saul is not that chosen one, because he is possessed by the evil spirit of an ancient malevolent ruler who seeks to kill that same unknown and spiritually anointed king.
They both discover it is David, son of Jesse, a young insignificant shepherd musician who woos the girls, and who miraculously slays Goliath in a battle contest. But now David is running for his life from both family and foe, gathering outlaws as allies, and eventually hiding in the one place no one would ever dream of: Goliath's home town, the Philistine city of Gath.
With David in the Serpent's lair, the queen of Gath trying to seduce him, King Saul and the Philistine giants trying to assassinate him, and David's three wives all vying for his attention, this gritty romantic action adventure story will take you places in the Bible you've never seen before.
You think you know how it ends. But there is so much more to the story than you ever realized.
The War of the Seed continues with the Philistines vs. the Messiah King of Israel.
Part of the Biblical Fantasy Series Chronicles of the Nephilim
©2014 Brian Godawa (P)2015 Brian Godawa
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4 out of 5 stars
By J Kennedy on 11-25-15


If you could sum up David Ascendant in three words, what would they be?

gripping, adventurous, rivitng

What was most disappointing about Brian Godawa’s story?

It was way to graphic when it came to the sexual parts.

What about Brian Godawa’s performance did you like?

I love the creativity he uses- never knew where he was going

If you could take any character from David Ascendant out to dinner, who would it be and why?


Any additional comments?

i can't recommend his books because of his explicit descriptions of sexual encounters. Way, way too much information.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Cherri Rainer on 09-02-15

Couldn't finish the book

Would you try another book from Brian Godawa and/or Brian Godawa?


Any additional comments?

I listened to the first book in this series and really enjoyed it. I don't want to be a prude but this book had potential if it weren't for the (what I can only describe as) soft gay porn segments. I was taken aback by it, and although I think I know what the author was trying to convey, these segments were unnecessary and I believe he could have taken another route to convey the immorality of the Philistines. In three words...TOO MUCH INFORMATION. I didn't finish the book. Brian...Please keep in mind that if you are going to market a book as Christian fiction you may want to make the assumption that your reader base doesn't want strong references to gay sex and child rape.

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