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Reviewed by Gayani Hathurusingha for Readers' Favorite
"The Daughter of The King" by Carlene Havel and Sharon Fauchuex is extremely palatable to a reader who adores historical fiction replete with creativity. The novel is a fictional recreation of the story related to Princess Michal, the daughter of King Saul. The writers have selected the subject for their piece of writing quite aptly, from the realm of the exotic world of royals depicted in the Holy Bible. While the Biblical allusions provide the novel with its structure or the literary framework, Havel and Faucheux utilize their creative imagination to elaborate the vivid circumstances there.
The novel "The Daughter of the King" is capable of transporting the reader to the far away social context of a bygone era. The characters, geographical locations and the lifestyle presented through the chapters provide the reader with a novel experience and that itself contributes considerably to augmenting the artistic unity and readability of the novel. Yet the development of the character of the protagonist, Princess Michal, implies that human emotions and relationships remain the same, irrespective of time or context. The writers provide elaborate details of the unfamiliar landscape and the lifestyle unfolded through the events of the plot. Ultimately, the novel interlaces romance, adventure and actual religious history, making the reading of the book a pleasurable experience. Moreover, the writers have successfully addressed the challenge of preserving the verisimilitude of the plot, and the originality of scripture, displaying their ability to spin fiction out of stark facts.