THE CURSE OF JEZEBEL by Frank G. Slaughter


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Frank Slaughter's new novel is in his biblical continuity and it is both a predictable and highly acceptable account of Ahab and Jezebel, for whom Elijah prophesied that the King's dogs would drink Ahab's blood and eat the living flesh of the Queen. One of the high points of the book recreates the scene on Mount Carmel in which the priests of Baal and Elijah pray to their respective deities to send fire from heaven to consume the sacrifice and end the drought with rain, and there is a graphic climax in the battle around Karkar. Personal interest naturally centers around Jezebel's extraordinary sensuality, but Ahab is an equally believable figure, susceptible, but strong enough to fulfill his obligations when the throne is in danger. With the fulfillment of the prophecies, the book ends on a hopeful note when Ahab's rightful heir is hailed as the new ruler of Israel....Assured for that audience who has been conditioned to popular recreations- in ""living color"".

Pub Date: Oct. 13th, 1961
Publisher: Doubleday