Sunday, May 22, 2011

Review: The Eighth Scroll & Giveaway

The Eighth Scroll by Dr. Laurence B. Brown
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Pages: 354 (Ereader)
Source: Jeff at Gatekeepers Post
The Eighth Scroll Website |  Author's Blog

From Goodreads:
Stirring the flames of age-old controversies, The Eighth Scroll by Laurence B. Brown draws on the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to create an unbelievably dynamic and powerful story. Set in a world that teeters between orthodoxy and heresy, this thriller is packed with intrigue and adventure. When a Roman Catholic scholar involved in the Dead Sea Scrolls Project hides one of the scrolls because of the heretical message it contains, no one is the wiser until decades later, when a prominent archeologist discovers reference to the scroll in an archeological dig. This discovery spurs the world religions into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, in which all who seek the hidden scroll are mysteriously silenced, leaving the salvation of humankind to a father and son, who must either find the hidden scroll . . . or die trying.

My Rating:

My Review:

As soon as you pick this one up you are on a whirl-wind thriller ride as you follow Michael from his teen years to his adult life in his pursuit for the truth.  With his powerful memory and his talent for languages, Michael pursues what many have searched for.  They all died in their pursuit.  He hopes to avoid such a fate.

The plot was very engaging and I found myself engrossed in the mystery.  This action-packed thriller kept me guessing and wanting more.  Michael isn't perfect; he has to face his own demons while dodging the many attempts on his life.  There were periodic jumps in time that felt abrupt and jolting.  I found myself flipping backwards trying to make sure I didn't miss something.  I went from being totally engrossed to confused.  I felt as if had to situate myself all over again.  You don't see the jumps coming.  Also, the bad guys (as I would call them) are often given distracting nicknames such as Yogi and Boo Boo.  I didn't find this cute and it didn't seem to fit the tone of the rest of the book.  I think these things might either bug the heck out of you like it did me or you will think it quirky and cute.  If you like that sort of thing, you should definitely give this one a try.  The plot is well worth it.

Giveaway: May 22 - June 5.

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