By Cliff Graham
Day of battle, writer Cliff Graham's first novel, has earned him a movie alternative for the complete booklet series―Lion of War―from director David L. Cunningham (Path to 11th of September) and manufacturer provide Curtis (Spider-Man films). In historical Israel, on the crossroads of the good buying and selling routes, a guy named Benaiah is looking for a clean begin in existence. He has joined a band of squaddies led by means of a warlord named David, trying to bury the previous that refuses to depart him. Their ragged military is disgruntled and whole of reckless males. a few are dependable to David, yet others are just with him for the promise of captured wealth. whereas the ruthless and more and more mad King Saul marches hopelessly opposed to the strong Philistines, unswerving son Jonathan in tow, the land of the Hebrew tribes hasn't ever been extra despondent―and extra short of rescue. Over the process ten days, from snowy mountain passes to sword-wracked battlefields, Benaiah and his fellow mercenaries needs to name upon each ability they need to continue to exist and identify the throne for David―if they don’t kill one another first.
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Note reached him team of a number of hundred servants had escaped on camels, leaving towards the Negev. except that, such a lot of these who’d attempted to flee had headed for the canyon the place the 3 have been looking forward to them. David loves his 3, Joab concept as he watched his troops poking one of the undergrowth. so long as they stayed clear of the administration of the military, they might be priceless. yet he hated Benaiah bitterly. the truth that he couldn't clarify why he hated the fellow made him much more livid. while he used to be happy that the camp and the wooded area instantly round it used to be empty of fellows, he instructed his males on towards the canyon hole the place the 3 were situated, essentially obvious within the distance now even during the smoke. From the head of a small upward thrust, Joab may possibly see the realm the place the 3 have been to were scuffling with. He nodded whilst he observed the sphere scattered with our bodies and a guy nonetheless scuffling with the enemy on my own between them. yet there has been just one? He couldn’t inform who it used to be from that distance, yet he knew that he basically observed one guy. Had the opposite fallen? And the place was once Benaiah? David had taken command of Benaiah’s males and now the warrior used to be lacking. Jealous, afraid that the others have been taken with whatever he used to be lacking out on, he shouted a transformation of orders and rushed together with his males towards the canyon front. The Hittites had saved up with the surge all evening, lugging guns backward and forward around the box. Keth had by no means visible this sort of process. In so much armies, males carried what they desired to use and wouldn't see an armorer till after the conflict. If a weapon broke, a warrior may clutch one from the loss of life grip of a fallen enemy. now not each guy with a weapon wanted a substitute, so the armorers had additionally carried water. That used to be by no means the main excellent place at the box. Songs of conflict may by no means be written approximately those that carried water. yet with out them, there will be no victory. It used to be a task given to people who didn't search glory, yet simply desired to serve. He wanted he have been capable of achieve David’s prefer with a bold attack, in its place, or an impressive stand within the face of many enemies, yet he gritted his the teeth and instructed himself to allow move of it and belief that David observed his contribution. He believed David to be an exceptional common, and a very good normal well-known what the quieter components did. the 1st attack had to be mild, so Keth and his males had waited within the woodland until eventually ordered to begin the resupply. Now that it were this kind of overall luck, the military used to be easily cleansing up the rest holdouts, as they'd during the evening. The Amalekite strength were huge, immense, a lot greater than they’d idea, yet to Keth’s amazement, in addition to every person else’s, there have been no experiences of a unmarried loss in David’s military. He shook his head. It used to be no longer for him to appreciate. He had by no means labored in such specific devices ahead of. those males have been specialists at what they did, so he might do his activity, making sure that they received what they wanted: ten males taking gear to Abishai, ten to Joab, ten to Asahel, and the remainder in reserve.