God King was a book we came across when studying ancient history. Set in the time of King Hezekiah, the story brings to us in detail the life of a prince, Taharka, from Kush. Although it’s historical fiction, and should be read as such, Taharka (AKA Taharqa & Tirhakah) is mentioned in many early recordings including the Bible (Isaiah 37:8-9, & 2 Kings 19:8-9). God King brought us greater understanding of the brutal Assyrians as they went through the area wiping out entire nations. It also shed a lot of light on King Hezekiah and we marveled as we read about the aqueduct system he made which enabled his people to survive the Assyrian onslaught. This book really “fleshed out” not only general history, but this Biblical story, and was a really enjoyable read.
Find it here.