Giant Slayers

A retelling of the David and Goliath story c0-written with Ken Altabef, author of Alaana’s Way.

The Kingdom or the Girl?
Bloodthirsty demons attack him.
Strange spirits protect him.
A seer foretells his shocking destiny.

In a primitive land filled with magic, witches and giants, a sixteen-year-old musician named David is summoned to chase away the nightmares haunting the King each night. But bad dreams aren’t the only thing troubling the King. Demons torment him, and David will need more than music to break the curse.

A deeper and darker evil plagues the countryside. Two powerful foes—the Witch of Endor and a giant named Goliath—lead an army that threatens to enslave the country. The King’s army is crumbling and only a champion can save them, but who would be fool enough to face the giant?

Princess Michal is frustrated by the constraints of palace life, but David’s arrival makes things infinitely more interesting. She finds herself drawn to him, but the King strictly forbids a romance with a poor musician. Only by defying her father’s wishes and risking her freedom will they have a chance to be together.

Armed with just his sling and his love for Michal, David must prove his worth by defeating Goliath in a battle of champions. When David falls in love with the rebellious princess, his heart tugs him toward the impossible. As he steps into battle, he faces an unthinkable choice—either save the kingdom or be with the girl of his dreams.

He can’t do both.

Read the Reviews

  • The story is whimsical, adventurous, and has giants, witches, and all the fantasy and excitement readers are looking for.  The characters are diverse and memorable.  The narration is vivid and descriptive, making the scenes come alive in front of readers. David’s dilemma is palpable and the skeins of fantasy are woven deftly through the plot till the end.  This book will make readers believe in magic.  Definitely a must read.

    Mamta Madhave

    Readers' Favorite

  • Giant Slayers is a fine fantasy remake of the David and Goliath legend. It offers a tense story of love, betrayal, evolving political insights, and more.  Teens who relish a good fantasy read will find an engrossing, compelling saga that’s hard to put down.

    Diane Donovan

    Midwest Book Review

  • The story is built skillfully by Jeff and Ken Altabef, who weave a fabric of events which keeps the reader enthralled.  The narrative builds to a great climax and more. The moment when David faces Goliath in the open field of battle is riveting. To tell more would spoil the beauty of the tale and the many lessons of courage, bravery, faith and love it tells. This is a memorable effort and deserves five stars.

    Deepak Menon

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