Title: The Lost Angel
Author: Javier Sierra
Review: This book grabbed me from the very beginning. The characters are varied, multi-leveled and interesting. Noah’s ark…is it real, does it still exists somewhere in the mountains of Turkey, and if so what does that mean to mankind? Those are a few questions I found myself asking while reading this book. Angels and humans mixing blood and knowledge? I’ve read a few books lately on angels and many say the same thing about a race of fallen angels, who came to earth and lived as humans, but they passed their divine DNA to the Earth’s population and those half-angels are trying to find a way get home.
This is an interesting tale that kept me reading and reading. Even a Mormon mention when the seer stones were discussed. The Urim and Thummim, was what Joseph Smith used to translate the golden plates the angel Moroni gave him, two stones connected to a breastplate. The story tells us that the stones were Seer stones that came from the Ark, and that many exist on the Earth, but most are lost currently.
I enjoyed this book and would suggest it to anyone who likes a good mystery mixed with a few well placed facts. Religion, secular knowledge, emotional manipulation, historical facts and fiction, fill these pages making this a book you won’t want to put down. If you enjoy Dan Brown you will enjoy this book.
Publisher: Expected publication: October 4th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group (first published February 17th 2011)
Copyright: 2011 in the US
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: The publisher was looking for reviewers
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by the publisher.
Synopsis: Bestseller Javier Sierra presents a new historical enigma: a mysterious pair of 16th century stones used for communicating with God.
In approximately seventy-two hours, a little-known Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to bring about the end of the world. Convinced that they are the descendants of angels, they believe they are on the verge of at last being returned to heaven. Central to their plan is the kidnapping of Martin Faber, an undercover American scientist whose research has led him to an extraordinary secret.
Martin’s only hope for survival is his young wife, Julia Alvarez—a woman born with a rare psychic gift. But she must find the courage to save her husband, all while running from religious extremists and clandestine government agencies.
Sierra takes readers on an adventure across the world, from the summit of Mount Ararat to the high desert of New Mexico, from the monuments of Washington, DC, to the medieval city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Sierra spent years investigating scientific and historical mysteries related to mankind’s efforts to engage directly with the Almighty.
The Lost Angel bears all the hallmarks of Sierra’s erudite yet fast-paced brand of storytelling, combining historical fact and fiction with dazzling narrative feats.
Author Biography: Javier Sierra, whose works have been translated into thirty-five languages, is the author of The Lady in Blue and the New York Times bestseller The Secret Supper. His newest novel is The Lost Angel, a breathtaking thriller that explores mankind's eternal quest to discover the truth of our origins -and of our destiny.
A native of Teruel, Spain, Sierra currently lives in Madrid.
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