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from St. Martin's Press
$14.00 (trade paperback)
ISBN 978-0312289195
By India Edghill

The only woman in the Bible noted to have loved a man,
Queen Michal was King David's sweetheart, his first wife,
and daughter of his great friend and greater enemy, King Saul.

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"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 TENT - 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 world's history."
     - Kathe Robin, ROMANTIC TIMES

"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 culture."
     - Bruce Chilton, Bard College Professor of Religion and author of RABBI JESUS: AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY

"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 full."
     - 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 down."
     - 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."

"QUEENMAKER is a powerfully moving work, and I would recommend it anytime to anyone...Michal and David are a spellbinding pair."
     - 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 classic."
     - 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 unforgettable."
     - Nicole Jordan, nationally best - selling author of THE PASSION

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