Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Battle of Destiny: A short review/preview

I interviewed Chuck Dixon about his new work Battle of Destiny and found the concept and art samples intriguing. Thanks to Lys Fulda over at SphinxGroup I was able to read a preview of the work.

Based upon reading half of the work * the whole of the preview* I can say, without any caveats that anyone interested in a story of power, destiny and strong personalities cast into conflict, would or should completely dig this work. It is a biblical tale, but it is also one that functions as history, and a lesson in what we do being what we are. Being called to lead is one thing, living out that calling is an entirely different and higher thing. Chuck’s writing is apt, and Aaron Minier’s art, while not necessarily my cup of tea, is still quite good at illustrating action, and drama.

From the publisher:

In the year 1000 BCE, two young men, Saul - the newly appointed King of Israel - and David - a shepherd, living far from the world of royalty - discover their destinies will lead one to supplant the other. This is the Old Testament story of two men's struggle with the knowledge of their destiny - and a Nation whose future is held in the balance.

Chuck Dixon Writer
Aaron Minier Artist

Product Details
* Paperback: 104 pages
* Publisher: Ape Entertainment (May 10, 2011)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1934944297
* ISBN-13: 978-1934944295


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