Title: Plagues of Eden
Authors: Sharon Linnea and B.K. Sherer
Publisher: Arundel Publishing
Release Date: September 6, 2014
Pages: 450 pages
About the Book:
The Wheel Spins. Chaos is Unleashed.
DEATH OF THE FIRSTBORN… 72 HOURS AND COUNTING.
The race is on to stop a madman bent on unleashing the ancient plagues of Egypt against the modern world. Tel-Al-Balamum, Egypt. The dig of an ancient temple is decimated by fiery hail from the heavens. And that’s only the beginning.
Buenos Aires. Paris. West Point.
The countdown has begun. Only Army Chaplain Jaime Richards, along with rock star Mark Shepard, can stop the catastrophe and save the mysterious Sword 23 from the clutches of a psychopath… if they can find the true mastermind in time.
Plagues of Eden sucked me in from the very first page. To be honest, it was the title that first attracted me. I mean anything with the word plagues in the title has to be intriguing, right? (For instance, my post on The Plagues of Homeschool).
This book is a fast-paced race against time through Egypt, France, China, and Italy, with a few other places thrown in for good measure. The main characters are all complicated people, walking the often thin line between good and evil. Some fall occasionally (as do we all) and some throw themselves headlong into the abyss. The ethics and emotions of these difficult choices are the building blocks of the book. The action and adventure is bonus!
The mysterious Eden in the book is a fascinating near-utopia that I would love to read more about. I especially enjoyed the interaction between Jaime, Yani and the other “Gardeners” of Eden.
My least favorite point of view in fiction is third person omniscient. For me, reading the perspective of too many different characters (more than say 4 or 5) is just too confusing. Unfortunately, many writers these days tend to gravitate towards this particular point of view. This book is no exception, and while I enjoyed it thoroughly, the frequently changing perspective is my only real complaint.
I give Plagues of Eden 4 1/2 stars. It’s fun, frenetic and sometimes frantic. You’ll love it!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review through Promotional Book Tours. All opinions are 100% my own.
About the Authors:
Sharon Linnea is the author of the new mystery These Violent Delights as well as the four Eden thrillers, Chasing Eden, Beyond Eden, Treasure of Ede and the new Plagues of Eden. She has also written award-winning biographies of Raoul Wallenberg and Hawaii’s Princess Kaiulani. She lives outside New York City with her family.
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B.K. Sherer holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Education from Oklahoma State University. A Presbyterian minister, she serves on active duty as a chaplain in the US Army, currently stationed at West Point. The authors first collaborated on a play about the French Underground for their sixth grade talent show in Springfield, Missouri, and have been friends ever since.