David is ten and a half years old when he becomes the de facto family shepherd and he's twelve when a man called Agent Samuel declares David will be the next ruler of Israel. One of those things seems more likely to happen than the other, even with the strange man's reassurances, and David's not surprised when it turns out to be the sheepherding side of things. Initially, at least.
However, time passes. Years pass. David becomes President Saul's unofficial musical therapist, developing a close friendship with his son Jonathan--the man who should be ruler next. He defeats Goliath, the result of genetic experimenting done by the Philistines, with nothing more than a rock and a slingshot, and quickly becomes a beloved hero of Israel. And the more experience that David gets, the more that people become obsessed with him, the more he is willing to concede that maybe that Agent Samuel guy was onto something.
He's not the only one who sees his rise in popularity, though; President Saul is keeping a close eye on him, too. A deadly eye. And it soon becomes evident that David will either live to see himself become President or a legend forever remembered as the man who defeated Goliath.
CAVALIER is a modern day retelling of the early life of King David, from when he first becomes a shepherd to just before he becomes ruler over Israel. It is a Featured work in the Spiritual section.