Praise for QUEENMAKER
"A riveting debut tale...An intriguing
and colorful retelling that incandescently illuminates and interprets an
old story. In the tradition of Anita Diamant's THE RED
- and as good."
"The novel provides a tantalizing
glimpse into the past...."
"QUEENMAKER is fascinating, intriguing,
and a fine addition to what we already know about a great era in the
- Kathe Robin, ROMANTIC
"Bold yet precise, this novel weaves new
threads of character and passion into the biblical narrative. The result
is not merely a vivid retelling, but a profound reassessment of King
David's influence and the role of women within Israelite
- Bruce Chilton, Bard College
Professor of Religion and author of RABBI JESUS: AN INTIMATE
"QUEENMAKER beguiles not only because it
opens to our eyes the pure ordinariness of mythical figures - King David
and the bewitching consort, Bathsheba but also exposes the foolishness
and short - sighted passion that can make fools of the most exalted of
heroes. Its greatest richness is in creating the courage, compassion, and
sheer canniness of the shadow queen, Michal, the betrothed bride of King
David, the Eleanor of Aquitaine of the Bible, a monarch in
- Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of
THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN
"I enjoyed it very much; [QUEENMAKER] is
a splendid evocation of the period."
- Marion Zimmer
Bradley, author of THE MISTS OF AVALON.
"It's beautifully told...the development
of Michal's personality and the wisdom she acquired of her times make
damned good reading."
- Anne McCaffrey, bestselling
author of the PERN series
"It is seldom one finds such a rich
feast in a historical novel. This is an excellent book and it should
be given to readers who will, like me, be unable to put it
- Andre Norton, Science Fiction and Fantasy Grand
Master; author of the WITCH WORLD novels
"A novel that immeasurably deepens the
life of Michal with midrash, and brings to life the characters, great and
small, surrounding her."
- Norma Rosen, author of
BIBLICAL WOMEN UNBOUND: COUNTER TALES
"QUEENMAKER is a powerfully moving work,
and I would recommend it anytime to anyone...Michal and David are a
- Roberta Gellis, award - winning author of the
ROSELYNDE Chronicles and THE BULL GOD
"From the first word to the last,
QUEENMAKER flowed through my heart.
It's a tale that transcends the ages and has the makings of a
- Haley Elizabeth Garwood, author of THE FORGOTTEN
QUEEN and SWORDS ACROSS THE THAMES
"A decidedly original and fascinating
- take on the Biblical story of David and Michal from a woman's
perspective. Lyrical, evocative, and elegantly told."
- Susan Krinard, acclaimed author
of TOUCH OF THE WOLF
"QUEENMAKER is simply mesmerizing. India Edghill has created a world
brimming with lush sensuality and riveting characters, whose loves and
hates, wisdom and follies, make this powerful tale
- Nicole Jordan, nationally
best - selling author of THE PASSION