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Conquest of Canaan: Og
Og is an imaginative fiction that combines adventure, romance, and spiritual confliction in a contemporary retelling of biblical events. Led by the famous military genius—Joshua—the Israelites embark on the barbaric conquest of Canaan, including the pivotal abolition of Og, King of Bashan. Abandoned by her mother, and orphaned by her father, Kaya Lucan is as impartial to existence as her hometown is to politics. A haunting past and a semi-boring life of indulging in wine, caring for animals, and tolerating her (only) two friends—Travin Shelomo and Rebby Daan—characterize the witty misanthrope. But when their pompously neutral village, Avoca, is destroyed by diseased rebels, all of its inhabitants must flee. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Psychological warfare has consumed the spine of Canaan. Rogue rebels run rampant. The disease kills what the sword does not. It’s not that bad if you’re, say, Joshua—chosen general of God’s elite army. When the Israelites recruit able-bodied men and women, and with the threat of extermination lingering, Kaya recklessly enlists. Although Travin and Rebby enthusiastically join ranks with Joshua’s brigade, and excel in their new profession, violence and religion require a fierce personality adjustment for her. The daunting crusade of growing up parallels the intensity of battle. A charismatic Rebby, a gentle-hearted Travin, and a self-destructive Kaya unearth the complexity of tactical brilliance, faith, and survival.

Semi Finalist

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 9.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Shannon's compellingly realized historical novel features plucky Kaya Lucan, a cynical, misanthropic wine aficionado, struggling to live in the war-torn Avoca region of Canaan in 1406 BC. The novel's strengths lie in both its taut suspense and its vividly drawn characterization; both Kaya and her childhood friend Travin are lavishly brought to life. This is crisply written and consistently engaging.

Date Submitted: August 12, 2016

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Amazon

Fantastic! Gripping! Fun! What a great story. I can't wait for you to publish Book 2 in the series! What a fabulous writer. I really am amazed at the character development. The Complexity of each character is well described and evident. The action sequences are vivid. I am so glad you wrote this book. It was a fun look at a fictional account of some historical characters and events. This is so much more entertaining and intellectual than some of the more recent book series that have made it big and been made into movies. When I read the book I could picture characters and the movie version will be great if you turn it into a movie someday. Keep up the great writing and please publish more of your works.

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You know it is a great book when you rally for the characters! I have to say it was hard to get into at first, though. The first couple of chapters were a little confusing, but the rest was really hard to pull myself away from. I liked the smattering of old testament words thrown in there too.

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5.0 out of 5 starsNew favorite author!

ByAmazon Customeron October 16, 2016

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I couldn't put it down. It's not a genre I usually read but it was a really good read. Loving this author. Note: I did have to look up a few word though.

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Worth the read By Amazon Customer on August 28, 2016

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You know it is a great book when you rally for the characters! I have to say it was hard to get into at first, though. The first couple of chapters were a little confusing, but the rest was really hard to pull myself away from. I liked the smattering of old testament words thrown in there too.

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5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic writing! By susan on September 4, 2016

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Brittany Shannon is a very talented writer. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I was so interested in the characters and the story, I couldn't put the book down! Looking forward to your next book!

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5.0 out of 5 starsThis book is an absolute page turner! By Rene on August 8, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition

This book is an absolute page turner! It keeps you on your toes from start to finish. There was great character development which made the story that much more captivating. There aren't many biblical historical fictions, and this is certainly the best one I have ever read! This book is a must read!

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Oct 16, 2016 C.W. Trisef rated it it was amazing

Well-written and captivating. Thank you Brittany, OG is fantastic, 5-stars!

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08/21/2016

Review Rating:

5 stars!

Reviewed By Marta Tandori for Readers’ Favorite

“Disease kills what the sword does not.” This prophetic statement says much about Og: Conquest of Canaan by talented writer, Brittany Shannon. Og is religious historical fiction at its finest, with liberal doses of spiritual conflict and adventure all rolled into one, sure to please lovers of this genre and have them clamoring for more.

The year is 1406 B.C. and the non-violent town of Avoca has been attacked. Twenty-two-year-old Kaya Lucan has lost the father she loved and is alone in the world. The victim of rape, she is on a self-destructive path and looks to numbing her pain in the wine she copiously consumes. The only problem is that the numbing effects of the wine are temporary and the core of her problems seem to lie in one Travin Shelomo, her childhood friend, who is working his way up the ranks in Joshua’s army and, much to Kaya’s displeasure, is courting another girl from Avoca, the obnoxious Bronwynn. Kaya is soon separated from Travin and her friends, only to be inadvertently wounded as she escapes yet another attack – this time by someone she knows. With illness and infection invading her body, Kaya fights to stay alive for there is a reward waiting for her; a reunion with her friends and Travin. But there’s another problem that soon becomes very evident when she sees Bronwynn – and this one Kaya simply cannot handle - so when Joshua, the military mastermind determined to conquer Canaan, calls to arms able-bodied men and women, she recklessly enlists.

War and bloodshed. Pillaging and plundering. Devout belief in the Almighty God and selfless service to that God. Og, Conquest of Canaan has it all. From the plunders of war, to the stench of slaughtered bodies festering under the onslaught of the relentless sun, to the complete annihilation of entire cities to, finally, the ever-constant threat of disease, Shannon’s story has it all, told with painstaking attention to detail. Brutal yet riveting at the same time, Og: Conquest of Canaan is certainly not for the faint of heart – or for the weak of stomach - yet like the sharpened end of the mighty sword, it delivers a powerful thrust that is sure to please.

News
01/11/2017
Local Authors Showcase

Brittany will be on the panel at the Local Authors Showcase at Kings English Bookshop.

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