PRAISE FOR STORM OF WAR
Trey Stone, Author of At the Gates
Saye’s strengths lie in the incredible attention to detail...It’s one of the things that made me fall in love with George R.R. Martin’s writing ages ago, and it’s had the exact same effect on me here. It creates a very vivid world that sucks you in with ease. I also thoroughly enjoyed the character development of not just Daniel, but those around him. This story isn’t just an A to B trip to retake the Holy Land – it’s about who Daniel is, about his change and who he becomes.
THE KINGS OF ISRAEL
When God speaks, shepherds and kings will hear. But will they obey?
THE SHEPHERD AND THE KING
David, new shepherd and youngest of eight, doesn’t want to fight. He wants to disappear, to be alone with his sheep. His brothers mock him, his father ignores him, and even the sheep he protects flee him. Yet, he was born for more. Yahweh has called him beyond the fields of little Bethlehem. He has called him to greatness.
Saul is king of Israel. Its first. Chosen by Yahweh and anointed by Samuel the prophet, he leads the fledgling nation as he defends its borders with shaky hands. Chosen and anointed he may be, but he is also a failure. Hounded by fear and anger and doubt, he is quickly losing his tenuous grip on the nation. Yahweh has new plans for Saul. And it does not involve a crown.
THE RISE OF DAVID
David was a shepherd, then a warrior. Now, he’s a fugitive, called by God to lead the nation, yet chased into the desert by Saul, the mad king who rules in his stead. But he isn’t alone. Gathered with him is a ragtag group of the downtrodden and discontent. Men who need to a leader. Men who need a king.
Saul has fallen hard. Once the proud ruler of God’s chosen nation, he’s little more than an empty shell of fear and doubt, haunted by his past and unwilling to change. His obsession with finding David is leading his people into ruin, and God has commanded him to give up the thrown.
"The world does not need more Christian literature. What it needs is more Christians writing good literature."
Who is this guy?
Bryan currently lives in Idaho with his wonderful wife and two amazing children. Yep, that’s them right there. Lucky guy, right? He’s a happy follower of Jesus, a proud member of the United States Air Force, and an often disappointed but always dedicated fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars (This is our year!).
He started his writing career late in life (if you consider almost 40 late), mostly because those little buggers in the back wanted to eat everyday and have health insurance. His daughter says he can't talk without teaching (and no, he’s not a teacher). According to his son, if you want to know anything else then you’ll just have to meet him (come to Idaho, it's not that cold).
What does he write?
By drawing on real events and stories from history, Bryan writes quality fiction with powerful character arcs that display and encourage real change. Though always reflecting a Catholic worldview, he strives to write fiction that is accessible and relatable to people from all faiths and cultures that excludes no one.