Voice of the Ancient by Connilyn Cossette from Bethany House Publishing. As the eldest son of a Levite and a Philistine, Avidan is torn between his duty to his family legacy and the desire for something more. After an enemy attack strikes close to home, he takes the opportunity to fight with his cousins for the newly crowned King Saul. But when one of the cousins goes missing during the battle, Avidan refuses to leave him behind.
Keziah is the daughter of one of the most powerful clan chiefs in the territory of Manasseh. On the brink of a forced marriage to a loathsome man decades older than her, she has no choice but to run, hoping to find sanctuary with her mother's family. United during their journeys and battling to survive the dangers that surround them, Avidan and Keziah make a pact to travel together. As challenges pile up, they must not only rely on each other to stay alive but also learn to trust the true and eternal King of Israel to guide their every step.
My Opinion: It held me captive from start to finish. I loved going back to the Old Testament times when Saul was made King. The book about Keziah and Avidan was one of the best books I have ever read. It was perfect, honestly, it was just so full of substance and the heart Connilyn has for God shines through in this wonderful book about the time when the Hebrews often forgot all about their heritage.
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