I just finished my first book review request's book!!!!! I'm so excited to write this review...and for a lot of reasons!!! As you m get know, my first reason to start a book blog is to receive free books. (Which...I believe is every bibliophile's dream. In case you don't know--so many books, so little money.) Buy I gradually realize that it's almost impossible...since I live in Taiwan and the delivery expense is extremely expensive. Which...is really really SAD!!!! (NOOO!!! I need more books!!!) Plus, as I officially join the book community, I find out how many booktubers, bookbloggers...are there. And I'm a tiny book blog...who will ever send you a book? However, it slowly becomes an interest to blog about books and all the tags, they're just so much fun!!! Especially when someone is really reading!!!! (Regardless how poor my grammar is...sorry for that...I hope it'll improve someday...since I'm about to study in foreign languages and literature...it something like that.)
So...after about half year? Or more months after half year, I received an email from author James McPikes, an award-winning Christian author, he kindly asked me to write a review for his book, The Lost Prophet. This book belongs to a genre I've never do before…I think? In this blog, I mostly write about YA and fantasy, which I love most and are my favorite genres. But in fact, I also love mystery, history, and some types like those. I especially love books with archeology, with myths and legends, no matter Greek mythology, Egypt mythology, or stories from Bible. They're amazing! Not to mention extremely interesting. And...I've read The Lost Prophets...it's exactly the kind of genre I've want to do for a long time!!! And why didn't I do it? Because those I've read before are in Chinese, and it's hard to write reviews in English when you read in Chinese, this genre, particularly. And now, I received a book!!! Even though it's E-book, I still precious the chance!!! And I'm glad that I read it, because it's wonderful!!!
After one of the Holy Land’s most sacred monuments is destroyed, the Ministry has to turn to their most prolific investigator to solve the case: Vince Ramsey. He soon discovers that they are facing a graver threat than any of them could’ve imagined. It seems the enemy’s primary objective is to abolish the remains of biblical prophets, and wipe out their very existence from history. With all-out war on the brink in the Middle East, Ramsey must stop the person responsible before he strikes again. Following clues through an ancient landscape rich with peril and religious undertones, he eventually is led to a remote desert inside Jordan where Deuteronomy 34:6 states: “God buried Moses...but no man knows of his sepulcher unto this day.” Backed by a foreign superpower—the enemy has every intention of uncovering the elusive burial place. But can Ramsey prevent another horrific travesty with worldwide repercussions from happening...or will the villain accomplish his final blasphemous act?
Well…actually, I’ve never read the first book. But, after reading the second one, I’d like to finish the first one as well. The Lost Prophet is a mix of Sherlock Homes, archeology, and thrilling. You know…died men, lost treasures…oh wait! Not treasure…bones. Ramsey is…oh, never mind, works as investigator. He was appointed to find out the mystery of serval brutal death. And blablabla…too much will reveal spoiler, right? Especially this kind of book. But, the plot twists…they’re definitely WOW. The story keeps twisting, twisting, and twisting. While the heroes might stand on the winning side, the next minutes, BOOM! The villains win. When the secrets are about to reveal…there are gun shots, running, car chasing, rescuing, investigating, oh! And Gods appear in the book as well! I think that is the most interesting thing about the books. If you’ve read my review about Melanie Dickerson’s fairytale retelling before, you’ll know that I’m not a Christen. But, in this book, Ramsey didn’t just fight the battle by himself, nor did the villains. Something…umm…unnatural occurs too. That’s great! Just like reading a more thrilling and mysterious Sherlock Homes. And it makes me want to read Bible more…and I’m about to buy one since my college lesson is going to need one copy. I really like this book, it’s a genre I’ve long forgotten. (Well…one of the reasons is that I can’t recognize some words…and that makes it extra difficult to read…but I’ve survive, and I love it.)
So…what’s now? Ready for the third book and go for the first one! I’m ready to embrace this kind of genre again! Thanks to The Lost Prophet! It reminds me the great type of book I love long ago…before I’ve been so obsess with YA. Of course…I still love YA extremely, but now…new genre is here!
I received the E-book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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