First U.S. edition. - [New York] : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
Book — ix, 406 pages ; 25 cm
The untold story of Jerobaam, fourth king of lsrael, and Michal, King David's discarded Queen, by bestselling Israeli author Yochi Brandes. Stories are deadlier than swords. Swords kill only those who stand before them; stories decide who will live and die in generations to come. Shlom'am, a young man from the tribe of Ephraim, has grown up in the shadow of several secrets. He wonders why his father is deathly afraid of the King's soldiers, and why his mother has lied to him about the identities of those closest to him. Knowing his parents won't divulge more than they have to, Shlom'am sets out on his own to unearth his mysterious past. At the height of his journey, Shlom'am encounters the Crazed Princess. Princess Michal, daughter of the ill-fated King Saul and discarded wife of the illustrious, dangerous King David, seems doomed by the annals of history: hellbent on seizing the throne, David wiped out her father's line and left her isolated...and plotting. Only Michal knows the shocking circumstances of Shlom'am's birth. Only she can set into motion his destiny to become Jerobaam, the fourth king of Israel. (source: Nielsen Book Data)