Friday, September 19, 2014

#REVIEW and #TOUR: Plagues of Eden by Sharon Linnea and B.K. Sherer


plagues of eden

The Wheel Spins. Chaos is Unleashed.

The race is on to stop a madman bent on unleashing the ancient plagues of Egypt against the modern world. Tel-Al-Balamum, Egypt. The dig of an ancient temple is decimated by fiery hail from the heavens. And that’s only the beginning. Buenos Aires. Paris. West Point. The countdown has begun. Only Army Chaplain Jaime Richards, along with rock star Mark Shepard, can stop the catastrophe and save the mysterious Sword 23 from the clutches of a psychopath... if they can find the true mastermind in time.  


MY REVIEW: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book begins fast, and the action keeps you on your toes throughout the entire book. I loved that about it. It is a great international thriller, along the lines of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. This isn't centralized on the Catholic Church, but on Eden. It has the same feel as The DaVinci Code, trying to get ahead of the plagues that were visited upon Egypt by God and His messenger Moses.
There was something I really didn't like about it, which would have explained a bunch of the confusion I experienced. You see, the book starts out with the third plague. In fact, it kind of drops you in the middle of something, and without knowing that it is part of a series, I found myself asking myself, "Is this is second book of a series?" When actually, its the fourth of a series. Since I *just* found that out, that explains a bunch of the confusion that I felt. The blurb I was given didn't make it sound like a part of a series. Perhaps I would have shied away from the book if I had known. On one hand, I'm glad I didn't know, on the other, it has changed the way I enjoyed the book tremendously. I think changing the cover just slightly to put a line stating that it is book 4 of the Eden Series, would be awesome.
Because it was the fourth in a series, there wasn't much character development, so I didn't feel anything towards the characters. Yani and Jaime....didn't feel anything towards them.

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About the Authors:
plague author 1Sharon Linnea is the author of the new mystery These Violent Delights as well as the four Eden thrillers, Chasing Eden, Beyond Eden, Treasure of Ede and the new Plagues of Eden. She has also written award-winning biographies of Raoul Wallenberg and Hawaii’s Princess Kaiulani. She lives outside New York City with her family. Blog / FaceBook / Website Arundel Publishing Facebook Page

plague author 2 B.K. Sherer holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Education from Oklahoma State University. A Presbyterian minister, she serves on active duty as a chaplain in the US Army, currently stationed at West Point. The authors first collaborated on a play about the French Underground for their sixth grade talent show in Springfield, Missouri, and have been friends ever since.

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