Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Seraph Seal Book Review

Book Review of The Seraph Seal
by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner

     Finally, an interesting novel.  The book begins in 2012 when the "eight" are born.  (Not wanting to give away what that means) Fast forward we stop in 2048 when ancient prophecy is unfolding.  The world as we know it begins to come to an end - mass chaos, destruction and strange natural phenomenon.  According to the author, "The Seraph Seal combines apocalyptic intrigue with a journey of love and discovery that blurs the lines between fact and fiction.  It will lead you into a world where only you can determine the future of the earth as we know it." 
     I have a lot of pros and cons with this novel - more than usual.  Let's start with the pros.  Research is evident.  Sweet and Wagner obviously went above and beyond in their research of nations, cultures, many religions, Revelation, prophecy, even prophetic art and signs.  I was thoroughly impressed with the back fifth of the book, which contains "Notes, Charts and Symbols", and also an "Alphabet of the Apocalypse".  Since the novel is very intelligent in thinking, and combines many different views, this helpful information allows you to wrap your mind around the story.
     Considering now the cons.  Unfortunately within it's 420 pages of story, I did find a good amount of lag.  Almost enough for me to have trouble wanting to pick up the book each day.  The characters are very well developed - to the point that you may know too much useless information on each one.  Sometimes that author shares a little too much, and makes what is coming next in the book a little obvious.  Also, the end of the book is totally conjecture.  Sweet, taking from what he knows from ancient Scripture, has put his own spin on the end of times.
     Would I recommend this book?  Yes, to the thinking man that enjoys a good adventure.  No, to someone looking for factual information on the apocalypse.  If you want the best story ever written on the end times, check out The Bible's Revelation.  John's first hand account always thrills.

(I received this book free from as part of their blogging program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.")

1 comment:

Belgie said...

I highly recommends this book to those who loves a good mystery. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received an ARC of this book from Thomas Nelson Publisher. I was not required to write a positive review for this book.

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