My rating: 1 of 5 stars

The author portrays David’s relationship with Jonathan as a homosexual relationship and even describes a sex scene between the two of them. This alone merits a one star rating from me.

Most of the book is exposition. Lots of telling and very little showing. I’m not sure why someone would want to read this book instead of just reading 1 & 2 Samuel.

David is portrayed as a sexual pervert from childhood. And he is extremely cruel, not a very likable character.

The positives are that the story is told by Nathan the prophet, which is an interesting perspective. The descriptions of David’s music are magnificent. Very well written. The horrors of David’s sins are also portrayed well. He strengths, however, are not.