Book Review: The Unforgiven King by L. M. Affrossman

By: L. M. Affrossman

The Unforgiven King is a work of Jewish historical fiction, centered around King Herod. The story begins with Herod as a young man, follows his rise to the throne, and his cruelty. The story is told through an unnamed narrator, who provides the reader with in-depth context around Roman occupied Jerusalem, who eventually becomes entangled in the story directly.

Affrossman’s use of an unnamed narrator is a literary tool that adds an interesting layer to the detailed storytelling. The writing employs wonderfully vivid imagery, taking the reader right into the heart of Jerusalem. Affrossman offers compelling insight into King Herod, as well as the time period.

This is a captivating read from beginning to end.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of The Unforgiven King from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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