Voice of the Ancient by Connilyn Cossette is book one in a new biblical fiction series, The King’s Men.
Prepare for an adventure as you follow Avidan on his quest to find his young cousin, Shay. Voice of the Ancient was filled with drama and excitement.
Avidan’s love and concern for his cousins was evident in every line of the story. It also translated into how he cared for Keziah, even before he found out she was a girl.
Keziah grew up as the daughter of a wealthy man but was ignored by her family. She runs away to save herself when her father marries her off to a brute.
I had compassion for Keziah the second I met her. I spent a lot of this book worried for her safety, because really, Ms. Cossette did an excellent job of making her sympathetic.
I loved Avidan’s character and the way he protected Keziah.
At the start of the book, Avidan is dissatisfied with his life as a Levi and craves adventure. He soon learns that serving YWH is his life’s glorious adventure. I loved the way he grew to appreciate not only his father’s teaching, but also his own gifts.
The romance between Avidan and Keziah began as a friendship and slowly developed into more as Keziah learned more about Avidan and the God he served.
Voice of the Ancient will remind readers of the importance of following YWH instead of our own thoughts or other human beings. They will also be reminded God has a plan for each of us, even when the path doesn’t make sense to us.
Voice of the Ancient is a fabulous start to a new Connilyn Cossette series and I look forward to reading the other books.
If you enjoy woman in peril or prodigal son stories, pick up a copy of Voice of the Ancient.
I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher through NetGalley as part of the author’s launch team.
About Voice of the Ancient
As the eldest son of a Levite and a Philistine, Avidan is torn between his duty to his family legacy and the desire for something more. After an enemy attack strikes close to home, he takes the opportunity to fight with his cousins for the newly crowned King Saul. But when one of the cousins goes missing during the battle, Avidan refuses to leave him behind.
Keziah is the daughter of one of the most powerful clan chiefs in the territory of Manasseh. On the brink of a forced marriage to a loathsome man decades older than her, she has no choice but to run, hoping to find sanctuary with her mother’s family.
United during their journeys and battling to survive the dangers that surround them, Avidan and Keziah make a pact to travel together. As challenges pile up, they must not only rely on each other to stay alive but also learn to trust the true and eternal King of Israel to guide their every step.
About Connilyn Cossette
Connilyn Cossette is a Christy Award and Carol Award winning author whose books have been found on both ECPA and CBA bestseller lists.
When she is not engulfed in the happy chaos of homeschooling two teenagers, devouring books whole, or avoiding housework, she can be found digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible to discover gems of grace that point to Jesus and weaving them into an immersive fiction experience.
Although she and her husband have lived all over the country in their twenty-plus years of marriage, they currently call a little town south of Dallas, Texas their home.