After years of crippling civil war, the northern tribes ask David, king of Judah, to make a covenant of protection with them.
But near the Great Sea, an enormous force of the hated Philistines mobilizes to crush the Israelites while they are at their weakest.
Fighting amongst themselves has left the Hebrew armies scattered, drought is ravaging the land, and there are rumors of treachery within David's inner circle.
Eleazar son of Dodai yearns to live peacefully, but his deadly skills are desperately needed. In the sun-drenched valleys and dark forests of the hill country, Eleazar will make his stand, and the fate of the nation rests on the power of their God and the courage of a band of warriors known as the Mighty Men.
Covenant of War is the second book in the Lion of War series—the intense, gritty, and stylistic portrayal of the Mighty Men of Israel, a ragtag band of warriors who came to King David in his most desperate hour and fought with him while he claimed the throne he was destined to fill. Their legendary deeds are recorded in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11.