Voice of the Ancient Book Review

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Biblical Fiction fans – you are in for a treat! I have your next favorite read on the blog today. I hope you love it as much as I did!

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About the Book

Voice of the Ancient Book ReviewVoice of the Ancient (The King's Men Book #1)
Author Connilyn Cossette
Published by Baker Books
on August 15, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Biblical, Fiction / Christian / Historical, Fiction / Christian / Romance / Historical
Pages: 336

"A stunning coming-of-age tale."--MESU ANDREWS, Christy Award-winning author of Isaiah's Daughter

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.

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My Perspective

If ever you want to dive into a biblical setting, hoping to gain insight, but also have a fun and relatable story to read, well read Voice of the Ancient. Any book by Connilyn Cossette really, but especially this one. Cossette has a beautiful writing style that really sucks you in and makes you feel like you’re part of the story. I imagine if I were listening to the audiobook and I closed my eyes, I could see the scenes play out before my eyes and feel like I could converse with the characters. I don’t know how she does it, but she does and I am here for it!

Cossette brings characters to life with their personalities, growth, emotions and more. Avi was my favorite – funny and relatable in so many ways. But also Keziah brought some interesting things to the table too. All I can say is – Cossette has perfected the craft of character building. I think these are my favorite characters from her to date.

Biblical fiction fans will not be able to turn the pages of Voice of the Ancient fast enough. I know I couldn’t. But know this – take your time with it. Learn from it. Enjoy it. I’m excited to see where Cossette takes us next in this series. I already know I’m going to love it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

About the Author

Connilyn Cossette is a Christy Award and Carol Award winning author whose books have been found on both ECPA and CBA bestseller lists. When she is not engulfed in the happy chaos of homeschooling two teenagers, devouring books whole, or avoiding housework, she can be found digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible to discover gems of grace that point to Jesus and weaving them into an immersive fiction experience. Although she and her husband have lived all over the country in their twenty-plus years of marriage, they currently call a little town south of Dallas, Texas their home.

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