I was given the opportunity to review this book through Tomoson.com for my honest opinion.
A story of Daniel is a historical novel by Sholomo Kalo who is one of the most prolific writers in Israel and a nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
I love that Shomo Kalo used imagination that is believable to add to the Biblical character Daniel and his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. The reader gains an understanding of the long journey to Babylon and the emotions of the loss of family and friends at home and the training it took to learn the Babylonian culture and language. The book ends with the appointment to a position in the court of Nebuchadnezzar.
Overall this is an enjoyable reading. I love books on biblical characters and the authors who embellish on the history to come to factual accounts. I do have one complaint and that would be that I found myself lost many times in the book by the over use of “He” and “the Youth.” There were several youths introduced and during a conversation “he” was used and I had to reread the paragraph to determine the correct individual who was talking or having a personal thought.
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