Author: Scott Bartlett
Review: This book was interesting and I found myself drawn to finish it. I had been told the movie rights had been sold and wondered how this book was going to be made into a movie. I thought I knew the story of the second coming and so this one shot from left field. The idea that there is the Son of God and then there is the Son of Man…..I didn’t really understand how both could be conceived about the same and yet have different names. Still a bit confused on that part, but the story kept my attention.
The reason for 3 ½ stars is that the ending was strange and I really didn’t understand what was happening the whole time. I understood the main climax, but the rest confused me a bit.
I enjoyed the characters and the deceit…lots of deceit. Money is the center of world problems…for sure. I think that most people will enjoy this book, but like a said a few things did not add up for me. I’m not sure how this can be made into a movie, but most movies are not close to the books they are based on anyway. Religious or not, this paints an interesting look at the future.
Publisher: Published October 2012 by ArcadePublishing
Quick Review: 3 1/2 stars out of 5
Synopsis: Kate Skylar is an ordinary seventeen-year-old with an extraordinary destiny. A virgin, Kate suddenly finds herself pregnant with what she believes is the Son of God. But the Catholic Church is convinced Kate is carrying the Antichrist and, assisted by an artificial intelligence known as Grand Inquisitor, will stop at nothing to kill Ethan, her son. Ethan 's only protection is Conversatio, a secret organization dedicated to the Second Coming which may have its own dark agenda. As Ethan grows up in anonymity, ignorant of his true identity and not knowing whom to trust, he must come to terms with his miraculous abilities and make a fateful choice that will determine the future of all mankind. And for Kate, an equally difficult struggle looms, as well as a mother 's devastating choice.
Godsent is a wild religious thriller, a page-turner that keeps you guessing until the very last page. Burton, in his fiction debut, crafts a tightly-wound narrative with a heart-pounding plot and emotional resonance that will ring true to anyone with children of their own, all while the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.
Author Biography: Richard Burton grew up in New York State as one of six children. An avid reader and creative writer, Mr. Burton's debut work of fiction is both controversial and compelling. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Burton moved to Dallas, Texas where he currently resides. An accomplished attorney, he specializes in corporate law and commercial litigation. In his leisure time, Mr. Burton enjoys playing competitive tennis, working out, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He is an avid dog lover and has a very energetic German Shepherd. Mr. Burton is hard at work creating his follow-up story to Godsent.