Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Book of Paul by Richard Long

"Never alive...and never dead."

In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure "beyond all imagining"--an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of ancient Hermetic lore, it contains the authentic alchemical rituals for transforming thought into substance, transmuting matter at will...and attaining eternal life.

When a lusty, East Village tattoo artist has a torrid encounter with a battle-hardened loner, they are overwhelmed by the intensity of their feelings. Rose and Martin soon discover they are unwitting pawns on opposing sides of a battle that has shaped the course of human history. At the center of the conflict is Paul, the villainous overlord of an underground feudal society, who guards the book's occult secrets in preparation for the fulfillment of an apocalyptic prophecy.

The action is relentless as Martin and Rose fight to escape Paul's clutches and Martin's destiny as the chosen recipient of Paul's sinister legacy. Science and magic, mythology and technology converge in a monumental battle where the stakes couldn't be higher: control of the ultimate power in the universe--the Maelstrom.

The Book of Paul is the first of seven volumes in a sweeping mythological narrative tracing the mystical connections between Hermes Trismegistus in ancient Egypt, Sophia, the female counterpart of Christ, and the Celtic druids of Clan Kelly.

HOLY CRAP!!!  This book scared the crap out of me. It was well written and the characters are just...well... not sure how to describe them. I started reading this book because I won it from Richard and thought Halloween, what a great month to read this book. Well I got so scared that I didn't even get to finish it. Not sure if that was the intent from him or not as I didn't get to finish it. For all of you people out there that love a good psycho thriller you have got to get this book. Even if you are getting it just to read for a scare-a-thon. You so have to do it. I will say this though. When he says don't look up these things to see what they are...DON'T DO IT. I actually got sick because my curiosity got the better of me. So why don't you guys go buy this book and then we can talk about it. Tell me when you find the part in the book that I got freaked out over and if it did the same to you. I think when my husband gets home I will try to read it again when I have someone to cuddle up to.

P.S.  Well played Richard Long. Well Played

4 Stars (have never had to stop reading before for being a coward)
3 Flames
reviewed by Stacy

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