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Reviewed by Trevor Otieno for Readers' Favorite
The Wise Man: A Novel by Michele Chynoweth is based on an Old Testament story that has been modernized while retaining its principles. Michele Chynoweth opens a window into the world of wise people, allowing readers to trace the origins of many of their own stories. She recounts the well-known story of King Solomon being given an exceptional gift by God: a perceptive, cunning, and insightful intellect. Finn has a lot of insight at first, but his egotistical goals lead him away from his intended path as a judge. In the same way that Solomon’s temple was destroyed by his haughtiness, he sees his inheritance ruined. He finds his way to atonement through the wreckage of his mistakes. Current events are included while describing the highs and lows in love, politics, and the daily life of President Mitchell and his son Finley.
Michele Chynoweth has great inventiveness, which I loved. Amazing character depth can be found here. You are drawn into the story by the detailed language employed. The plot is intriguing and unexpected. It’s an enjoyable book that modernizes Solomon’s life, from which we can learn a great deal. The amount of study that Chynoweth put into creating this work captivated and astonished me. The plot is an exciting rollercoaster journey that enchants you and leaves you wanting more. Chynoweth has taken care to pay attention to the fundamentals of flawless writing, including the use of proper grammar, punctuation, and minimal mistakes. Everyone should read The Wise Man as a gentle warning that arrogance is always followed by ruin.