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Interview with India Edghill

Do you find the people who lived in Biblical times have a lot in common with us today? How are our lives similar? That’s one of those questions to which I think the answer is both “yes” and “no”. People seem to come in the same set of types no matter when they live. (No matter what group — political, fannish, whatever — they’re in, come to that. There’s the Person Who Thinks He Does Everything. There’s the Person Who Really Does All The Work. There’s the Person Who’s In It For the Shopping Ops. And so on…) I think that the average person in any time period works hard and tries to live a decent life and provide for a better life for his…

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review: Queenmaker

Queenmaker: A Novel of King David’s Queen by India Edghill What happened after David defeated Goliath? Through the eyes of King David’s first wife, Queen Michal, we see his rise to power and the political and religious trouble of his reign. Michal is the daughter of Saul, who became King of Israel when the prophet Samuel decreed that it was the will of Yahweh. David, the youngest son of a shepherd, became the King’s favorite harper and companion. When his influence and power became too great and King Saul began to turn from him, David collected his own followers, including Samuel, who proclaimed him King along side King Saul, who was showing signs of madness. Two kings, of course, was not conducive to a peaceful…

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review: Delilah

Delilah by India Edghill When I was 8 years old I received an illustrated Bible from my aunt for Christmas. Though I no longer have it, I can remember the pictures that were scattered throughout. One featured a muscular, bloodied Samson pushing great pillars. I can’t recall ever learning more about the story–until now. I’m not sure what I expected when I began this novel–surely nothing veering from the Christian tale, but I was very intrigued to find differing religions, gods and goddesses depicted without preference to any certain one. If there’s one thing that turns me off from a novel it’s having an agenda, especially of a religious nature. You won’t find that issue with Delilah. The setting is Biblical era Canaan (the area…

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