Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Featured Book: Destiny of Kings by Fiona Tarr


Synopsis
The King is going slowly mad, bewitched by the dark magic and seductive powers of the Egyptian Princess Jezebel. 
Martinez, the King’s general must choose between the life of a young shepherd boy who is like the son he never had or the man who is his King and lifelong friend. 
The One True God has shared a prophecy with the old seer Samuel, while the little Holy man Narayana claims the Universe has called him out of meditation to restore balance. 

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The Story behind Destiny of Kings
Destiny of Kings is an historical fantasy loosely based on the biblical story of David. It follows David’s rise to King, yet there is so much more to the story. It explores faith, fear, control and magic through the lives of some unusual characters; all on their own spiritual life journeys. 
I started writing the story around seven years ago, with the idea that I wanted to write fiction. Basing the book on the story of David just seemed like a good place to start as it gave me the opportunity to challenge people’s thinking on matters of faith. I find the similarities between the worlds vast and varying religions very interesting and it always surprises me that people focus on the differences instead of the thing which are shared by all of the belief systems. This story explores those similarities, finding the grey area when some of the characters believe it is black and white.

The main character of the story is Martinez who serves as King Saul’s General and later King David’s. A large portion of the story is seen through his eyes. Born of mixed blood, he has a unique perspective on what happens around him. With a heavy sense of responsibility and a strong sense of honour, he is a changing force within the story. His character is modeled on all the strong men I have ever known. Those who respect women, honour their families and add value to the world they live in.
Francesca, the Priestess carries the burden of responsibility until her faith is rocked, her heart opened and her resolve challenged.

Author Bio
I am a wife, mum of two boys aged 14 & 22 and a full-time small business owner. I have been writing a number of blogs including a small business tips blog.

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Twitter: @FionaTarr