Friday, January 6, 2012

The Wayward Son Review

I posted about the blog tour for this the end of December but my book hadn't come in yet. It has come in and I have had the time to read it. I couldn't believe when it came in! Wowsa! The Wayward Son is a huge book! These authors had to put a lot into this book. It is unbelievable how big it is. But that makes it so much better, right?
A Powerful Tremor Unearths an Ancient Secret. — Buried near Italy’s Mt. Vesuvius is a remarkable observatory containing 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 battle sinister forces intent on suppressing her stunning revelation—before it alters the destiny of millions.

Wayward Son takes the reader on an amazing voyage, where epic adventures in Egypt, Greece, China and Rome collide with modern-day intrigue and suspense. Journey with Amanda into this man’s tantalizing story, and witness a life that eclipses the imagination!

Starting out with this book I was really excited. It has a very different plot and it sounds so interesting. About halfway through I was getting a little tired of reading. I pushed myself to finish it, mainly because I had a deadline to get my review up. If I had more time, I probably would have enjoyed it more.

Amanda James is working at a Museum but in one day she is offered two exciting jobs. I had a feeling there was a subplot to the one offer and it turns out there was:) The mystery is very good and I learned quite a bit throughout the book. This was actually very informative!

There were a couple things I didn't care for and they were somewhat small but enough I felt I should mention them. There is swearing in the book. I was kind of shocked the first time it happened but it is there. The second thing is they take some liberties with Bible accounts. Because there is not much said in the Bible about certain times or periods, some stretching is used.

If you like a historical mystery novel, this is one to check out. It ends with a second plot in view:) I am interested in seeing where the next book goes. Very interesting writing and one thing I have always wondered about with these is how three different writers can write a book that flows and makes sense:) But this really is nicely done.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation.

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