Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet, Lori Wagner

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.

I had the hardest time reading this book and couldn't get past the first chapter. Truth be told, I might have been scared off by the introduction. I just did not understand it. If you like the more complicated reads, this might just be the book for you. Before you decide not to buy this book, please read some other reviews.

Thank you Book Sneeze for the complimentary copy of this book. In exchange, I give you an honest review.