This week we get to interview Brian Godawa again!! We talked to Brian in Episode 20 about his Chronicles of the Nephilim series and his book Noah Primeval. Today we discuss his latest release about King David: David Ascendant.
Brian Godawa is a professional film-maker, novelist, and speaker. He is an award winning screenwriter, his first feature film was To End All Wars in 2001 starring Keifer Sutherland. He is the author of the Chronicles of the Nephilim book series which provides a narrative concerning fallen angels and their giant offspring, the nephilim. The series spans the biblical and extra-biblical accounts of Enoch, Noah, Gilgamesh, Abraham, Joshua, Caleb, and David. David Ascendant, his latest book in the series was just released on November 11th.
David Ascendant – Not Your Sunday School David and Goliath Story
Everyone knows the story of David. Or so you think. No one has heard it told this way before.
In the days of Samuel the Seer, the Philistines are at the climax of a long war with Israel over the land of Canaan. There are still giants in Philistia left from Joshua’s search and destroy mission of holy war generations earlier. Their numbers have grown. The young Philistine giant warrior Goliath steals the sacred ark of the covenant from Israel. But Yahweh’s curse upon Goliath’s people for that deed sets in motion an obsession of revenge and the creation of an elite warrior cult of giants, The Sons of Rapha, whose sole ambition is to kill the promised messiah king of Israel.
The only problem is, Israel’s King Saul is not that chosen one, because he is possessed by the evil spirit of an ancient malevolent ruler who seeks to kill that same unknown and spiritually anointed king.
They both discover it is David, son of Jesse, a young insignificant shepherd musician who woos the girls, and who miraculously slays Goliath in a battle contest. But now David is running for his life from both family and foe, gathering outlaws as allies, and eventually hiding in the one place no one would ever dream of: Goliath’s home town, the Philistine city of Gath.
With David in the Serpent’s lair, the queen of Gath trying to seduce him, King Saul and the Philistine giants trying to assassinate him, and David’s three wives all vying for his attention, this gritty romantic action adventure story will take you places in the Bible you’ve never seen before.
You think you know how it ends. But there is so much more to the story than you ever realized.
The War of the Seed continues with the Philistines vs. the Messiah King of Israel