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Queenmaker

Queenmaker

A Novel of King David's Queen

India Edghill

Picador

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For over forty years, Michal lived and reigned in David's court. She was the beautiful and proud daughter of King Saul and the prize David would risk his kingdom to win. Behind the palace doors, beneath the burning sun of the desert, or fleeing from Absalom's warriors, Michal was at the center of court intrigues.

Queenmaker introduces in unforgettable detail the characters of one of the greatest periods in Biblical history—their public deeds and private thoughts—and gives us the court of the kings as only a woman could see it.

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Queenmaker

CHAPTER 1
"Let David, I pray thee, stand before me ... ."
--I Samuel 16:22


My father Saul was not born to be a king. He was a farmer, as his father had been before him. He was a good man, too--so...

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Praise for Queenmaker

“With her vivid attention to historical detail, Edghill keeps readers captivated....A majestic debut.” —People

“Think The Red Tent, only much better.” —Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

“A riveting debut tale...In the tradition of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent--and as good.” —Kirkus Review

“Splendid.” —Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of The Mists of Avalon

“[Queenmaker's] greatest richness is in creating the courage, compassion, and sheer canniness of the shadow queen, Michal, the betrothed bride of King David, the Eleanor of Aquitaine of the Bible, a monarch in full.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

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