Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wayward Son by Tom Pollack, Jim Alves, John Loftus

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"A POWERFUL TREMOR UNEARTHS AN ANCIENT SECRET

Buried near Italy’s Mount Vesuvius is a fortified observatory containing priceless artifacts dating to the earliest record of human events. Only one person—the Getty Museum’s Amanda James—can unlock the mysterious doors that guard the chamber.


But once inside, Amanda is shocked to discover evidence left behind by a notorious Biblical killer—who long ago wandered off the pages of history.
When a strange relic unveils the miraculous truth about this villain, Amanda must confront sinister forces intent on suppressing her stunning revelation—before it alters the destiny of millions!

Wayward Son takes the reader back in time where epic adventures in Egypt, Greece, China and Rome collide with modern-day intrigue and suspense. Journey with Amanda and witness the incredible story of the world’s original Wayward Son."

I did not know what to expect in this book and for this reason, I dreaded reading it. There was no reason for me to stall, however, because it's one of the best books I've read! What I liked the most was that this story is based on Cain- someone who most people are familiar with from the Bible. It was satisfying to think that maybe, just maybe, this story could be true. Even after reading the book of Genesis several times, I've never caught the detail that Cain's death is never mentioned in the Bible. Interesting, right?

I was caught off guard by how intriguing the story was- both the historical and modern parts. I would be fully engrossed in the modern when, suddenly, the authors would transport me back to the past. I would feel the urge to skim the historical part so I could see what would happen in the modern era, when the historical part would catch my attention and the process would start all over again. Both the historical and the modern were equally interesting. 

I enjoyed immensely the history that was intertwined with the story. It was interesting to see the known world (at that time) through the eyes of the first man ever born. And It was delightful to take a tour of the Ancient world with Cain. I even traveled to China!


The book did take some liberties with Bible passages. For example, Cain miraculously managed to escape the flood as a stowaway on the ark. However, this was vital to the story. Besides this, there are no other drawbacks to this book.  

The ending was a satisfying one. The book finished on a intriguing/chilling note.  The authors seemed to set the tone for a sequel- one that I'm eagerly awaiting. This book is a great read for those who enjoy a good page-turner, interesting Biblical fiction, a sprinkling of romance, and history. I highly recommend it! It can be bought at Amazon


** Thanks to Glass Road Public Relations for offering me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Wow this book looks super interesting! I would ask to borrow it, but as you know, I am currently "booked" up:(

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