Today I would like to welcome you all on the last stop of the Blog Tour for Sign of the Cross By Glenn Cooper and I would like to share a review, with all of you. Thank you very much to Holly from Black Thorn books for the invitation. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂
Thank You very much to the publisher – Black Thorn for the review copy.
Release date: 04 07 2019
Price*: Kindle £3.32 (GBP)/ Paperback £8.99 (GBP)
Kindle $4.14 (USD)/ Paperback $14.00 (USD)
Pages: ~ 288
My rating: 7/10
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What I learned from this book: I learned a lot about religious artefacts.
Description of the book: Abruzzo, Italy: a young priest suffers the stigmata of the crucifixion. The Vatican, Rome: the Pope calls on Harvard professor Cal Donovan to investigate the truth of the priest’s claim.
Berlin, Germany: a neo-Nazi organisation believes the priest is the key to an earth-shattering secret. A secret that can be used as a deadly weapon.
When the priest is abducted, a perilous race against the clock begins. Only Cal can track down the ruthless organisation and stop it, before an apocalyptic catastrophe is unleashed.
How this book made me feel: I was really drawn to this book after reading the blurb. It offers great adventure and sounds very exciting. It took me on a great journey to exciting places. 🙂
This book is told from multiple perspectives and it has a very wide variety of characters to choose from. I really liked Cal (kind of the main character of this book), he is a very charming, intelligent and likeable character. Sometimes I used to get lost between who is who, due to a huge amount of different characters, whose names were not the easiest to pronounce. I am not very religious, but I really liked the way history and religion were combined in this novel, it was truly amusing.
This novel is very well researched, and it was visible, that the author loves history and knows how to present it to the reader in a fun manner. The narrative always keeps changing between different locations and different times. I really liked this constant change, it made the book lively and it kept me entertained. It is quite a short book, so every chapter brings something new and unexpected.
This novel has a lot of facts and information and wasn’t the easiest read, it requires quite a bit of concentration. The chapters have decent length and didn’t drag to me. The ending was interesting and rounded up the story nicely. So, to conclude, it is a fast-paced and educational novel, filled with adventure, amusing characters and always changing plot. If you enjoyed The Da Vinci Code or similar books, I think you would enjoy it as well. Give this book a try, and I hope you will like it as much as I did. 🙂
Thank You for Your time! ❤
About the author: Glenn Cooper chairs a media company, Lascaux Media, which produced three independent feature-length films. His debut novel, The Library of the Dead, became an international bestseller and was translated into thirty languages. All his seven published books have become top-ten international best-sellers.
Website: http://www.glenncooperbooks.com Twitter: @GlennCooper
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