Interesting premiss kept me guessing, but I did find some logic gaps (for me) in some of the story. I don't like it when "good guys" get hurt but that is me. I would not recommend to an immature beliver or seeker. Too mystical for someone not grounded in their faith.
The first couple of chapters of reading I felt it was very visable this was the authors first book. I felt there was no depth to Anna and a few other people when they were introduced in the book. After chapter 2 that was forgiven and forgotton as things heated up. All the way through the book I couldn't wait to find out what was so important that people would give their life for something they hadn't even seen. There was plenty of action to keep me happy and the spiritual battle was great. I highly recommend this book. Even though there was so much going on it was an easy read. 450 pages went very quickly.
Anna Riley is in possession of a 2,000 year old scroll, passed on from generation to generation from the apostle John. When she is appointed the guardian of the priceless scroll, she sets out on a perilous journey to unlock the secrets of the parchment.
With her protector, Jason Lang, they travel the world, hunting down the answer to the seemingly impossible riddle. Armed with the scant knowledge of her ancestors and a determination to see her mission through, she faces corruption and dodges catastrophe at every turn. Will she unlock the secrets the scroll has to offer? Or will unseen forces ultimately win the battle of good verses evil?
Religious thrillers are a dime a dozen, but this one caught my interest with it's straightforward writing, and true biblical roots. While the storyline is fiction, quite a few events are true history, even to the non-Christian world. I appreciated the lack of lovey dovey dribble, yet there was still a subtle romantic undercurrent between Anna and Jason. It was tasteful and didn't choke up the story, and I enjoyed seeing the beginnings to a romantic relationship from the guys' point of view.
The book took so many grand twists and turns, leaping out at me with it's adventures and mysteries. I stayed up half the night, willing the book to not kill off anyone important and breathlessly reading as fast as possible to find the outcome. If you like unique, Christian suspense/thriller then this is the book for you! Definitely authors to watch, and two guys that clearly didn't get the recognition they deserve for this amazing work of word art.