Thursday, July 14, 2011

Book Review: The Seraph Seal


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.

Honestly, this book made no sense to me.
It was like it was trying to take every religions views on the end times and roll it up into one big story.
Also, I didn't like how it was clearly a more christian remake of The Davinci Code.
All in all, I was very disappointed in this book.
The only redeeming quality that I felt this book had was its memorable one liners, and quotes that, while provoking the reader to thought, it didn't draw the reader in the story.
It was basically like individual lines in the book were great, but the book as a whole was bad.
I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone, and I wouldn't read it again.

1 Star, at best.

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