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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The book of Paul by Richard long

Title: The book of Paul
Author: Richard Long
Publishers: Open eyes
Price: $17.95
Genre: Thriller
Rating:4 out of 5

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When a lusty, East Village tattoo artist has a torrid encounter with a battle-hardened loner, they are overwhelmed by the intensity of their feelings.  Rose and Martin soon discover they are unwitting pawns on opposing sides of a battle that has shaped the course of human history.  At the center of the conflict is Paul, the villainous overlord of an underground feudal society, who guards the book’s occult secrets in preparation for the fulfillment of an apocalyptic prophecy.
The action is relentless as Martin and Rose fight to escape Paul’s clutches and Martin’s destiny as the chosen recipient of Paul’s sinister legacy.  Science and magic, mythology and technology converge in a monumental battle where the stakes couldn’t be higher: control of the ultimate power in the universe—the Maelstrom.

 Have you ever wondered what it would be like sprinting a marathon?? If not just read the book..This book is a sprinter from page one an absolute page turner...There are secrets to be kept and mysteries to be unlocked, lives to be saved and fight one's destiny...Life long feud between Clan O'Neil and that of Kelly's..Many a life is fallen apart by ruthless Paul at childhood that includes Rose Queen ...When I started reading my mind was prepared for a thriller now wait there comes romance okay so I thought it has romance oh no there comes some myths  and physical torturing and some childhood trauma by now my mind was used to expect the unexpected from the book.This book is a complete page turner..I developed a liking for Martin as much I felt a kind of detest..Martin goes through hell from childhood, knowing love only when he meets Rose a weird tattoo artist by call of destiny, on the other hand Paul is indifferent to any kind of human feelings even has he trains his son and hunting them others he exhibits a detachment to every act even as he kisses his son on forehead or when he takes of someones head or slit someone's throat oh did I just say all those things!! that is exactly all these actions are performed as a matter of fact....William is Martin's blood brother as he latter finds is a curious collector,whose curious leads him to all kind of trouble , the novel moves through his point of view, his knowledge in many fields keeps the gripped to the story all together..As you read through I felt nothing can be out of bound as far as this book is concerned..Reading through the book made me to research on the history of  many of the things described in the book for instance Antropodermic bibliopegy (book made of human skin) I won't spoil the fun by pointing out the others.All characters are wonderfully depicted distinct in their charcater portrayal, Paul by selfishness, arrogance and pride, Martin by courage,trust, compassion., Rose with her weirdness, craziness, love ,lust and  skill while William is all curious to his talent,enthusiastic  learner, ardent friend and brother...The book of Paul is an absolute complete page turner, in that aspect this book did a wonderful job letting me enjoy further reading...The language is crisp, easy and flowing..The chapters are short letting the reader sink into each part of web the author weaves very comfortable..The author is able to hold on the mystery as long as he wishes , spilling the beans at his pace ..Only thing I would have loved to read more on mystical connections between Hermes Trismegistus in ancient Egypt, Sophia, the female counterpart of Christ, and the Celtic druids of Clan Kelly, I guess that would be in next book perhaps...Omen, Tarot cards,mystery, murder,tortured angel, cold blood murder, pain,endurance, lust, love, trust, betrayal, science, myth now what more can the reader ask in a single novel..This has a bit of everyting not one in particular that is the unique part of the novel...  and needless to say this is an amazing start for seven volume sequel..
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The book of paul .,click here

With sequel lined up this is definitely going to be my fourth entry to Jule's new author  reading challenge 

I received a copy of the book as a participant in a promo event by, however my verdict are based on my personal thoughts ..


  1. This really sounds like a fun book. Your review did make me think that a little bit of "Highlander" with a dose of Dan Brown thrown in. I really like books that throw in dollops of history into fanciful plots.

    1. Hi Brian! Thanks for your comment. Let me know if you dig in!

  2. Thanks for such an enthusiastic review Vibina! More on HermesT, Sophia and Clan Kelly to come. Thanks for supporting the giveaway too. if theres anything i can do for you let me know!


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