Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Seraph Seal ~Book Review~

The Seraph Seal
By: Leonard Sweet &
Lori Wagner

I recently received the Seraph Seal to review from Book Sneeze.   Seraph Seal is set in the year 2048 when the Earth is beginning to fall a part from abuse and misuse from humans. Volcanoes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Tsunami's , Radiation, and more havoc the Earth. 

Paul Binder receives a letter , and then is called to review a 2nd-century lost copy of the
Diatessaron manuscript. From here the book begins to unfold with mystery, prophecy, diagrams and more. 

Paul takes you on a journey of discovery as he searches for the identity of the four horsemen and races against time to save humanity.  The journey takes you around the world both physically, and spiritually.  If you like end of the world type books you may very well enjoy this one. 

Matt Serafino is elected as United States President, and the man is pure evil.  As he embarks on his own agenda in office the United States begins to turn against him and rebel. He disappears and reappears at a whim and does not run things by his Presidential staff. Serafinno has other things on his mind other than what is best for his country.  Matt takes you around the world on a search for total power. 

A story of good vs. evil, a tale of the Apocalypse and the promise of a new dawn for humanity. 

For me personally, I enjoyed the book I would say It had good bones.  It has a good story and is interesting.  I will say that the beginning was hard for me to follow.  The book jumps from character to character, and also from place to place and it can lose you.  I found myself having to go back and reread several passages.  I did find the book to be thought provoking and intellectual .  Definitely not a book everyone can pick up and enjoy but I give it a thumbs up from my point of view.

 I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars.  

Book Description

An epic tale of good and evil based on the four horsemen of the Apocalypse found in Revelation.
Using the four horsemen of the Apocalypse to symbolize the four Gospels, four transcendentals, and four forces of the universe (air, water, earth, and fire), Sweet and Wagner weave a fast-paced, end-times tale of good vs. evil and the promise of a new dawn for humanity.
Set in 2048, when planet Earth is suffering from the damaging effects of years of misuse and abuse, cultural history professor Paul Binder receives a mysterious letter that leads him to examine a lost 2nd-century Diatessaron manuscript. Ancient prophecies, cryptic letters, and strange events set him on a course to uncover the missing clues that could lead humanity into a new age. Layered with forgotten symbolism from the ancient, Jewish, and Christian traditions, the novel is a type of engaged fiction in which the main character's lost journal serves as a guide to the reader in interpreting clues and understanding the novel's conclusion.

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