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Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Sacred Blood. Apr 20, Hana rated it really liked it. An equivalent rival to the Dan Brown's novels.
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Oct 08, Will Byrnes rated it liked it. There must be a particular sub-genre of the action-adventure novel, one that relies on a discovery from antiquity that has real-world implications for power in the 21st century, or that upends hundreds or thousands of years of presumed wisdom. Surely the top of this heap is The DaVinci Codes. There are many others. In this one, an ossuary is discovered under the Temple Mount. Could the bones found there in be those of Jes There must be a particular sub-genre of the action-adventure novel, one that relies on a discovery from antiquity that has real-world implications for power in the 21st century, or that upends hundreds or thousands of years of presumed wisdom.
Could the bones found there in be those of Jesus? Vatican operatives, a New York-born Hassidic leader in Israel, an attractive American geneticist, an Israeli and French archaeologist all vie to unveil the truth. This is set in a political context as well. What impact might the potential or real discoveries have on politics in the region.
Armageddon is mentioned. This is a fun, by the numbers adventure. The characters are as thin as the paper you read, but then characterization is not the point here. Fun, speed, things blowing up, people shooting guns, exotic venues, ancient mystery, volatile contemporary politics all figure here. Characters are merely the delivery mechanisms. It is a page-turner, one that offers a bit of payload regarding Middle East history, biblical research, genetics and will be forgotten within minutes of completion.
Candy for the brain. It does its job well. But if you are looking for anything literary or substantial, this would leave you wanting. As part of my goal to finish all my physical books I finally picked up the sequel to The Sacred Bones. Picking up where the last book left off geneticist Charlotte Hennesey is once again drawn into the middle of a conflict between major religions, though this time the focus is on Jerusalem not Rome and between the Jews and Muslims. I preferred the other main character, Amit, more than Charlotte.
I wish there had been more about him and I hope he gets his own book. Overall though this book j As part of my goal to finish all my physical books I finally picked up the sequel to The Sacred Bones. Overall though this book just felt more of the same. The ending was rather predictable. Just once I'd like to see them take it in a completely different direction. A quick read I wouldn't recommend it without reading the first book. This is a retelling of the story of the death of Jesus, what happened to his bones, the Ark of The Covenant and year old prophecies which brings it all together in modern Jerusalem.
Remembering that this is fiction of course this is not a bad read right up to the end.
The ending was very disappointing and took the conventional path that big events don't actually happen and evil doers are always thwarted at the end, especially when it comes to world changing events. But in this case the evil This is a retelling of the story of the death of Jesus, what happened to his bones, the Ark of The Covenant and year old prophecies which brings it all together in modern Jerusalem.
But in this case the evil doers weren't really all that evil, just misguided and side tracked. And then days later it was as if nothing had happened. Apart from the ending I enjoyed this. Dec 27, Shelby rated it it was ok. Where I thought the first book fell in line with plenty of other good old fashioned Indiana Jones type stories, this one fell flat. It kind of got weird and introduced a whole 'nother plot line that wasn't touched on in the first book and felt like an afterthought.
Maybe it wasn't, it was all planned out before he put pen to paper with this series, but it felt tacked on. Like maybe because the first book had some success I'm assuming? Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just that I would prefer an entirely new idea as opposed to a random and chaotic sequel to an idea.
But maybe this is your kind of thing and you'll love it. I hope so, because everyone should have a thing to love no matter what other people may think of it.
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It's not my thing, but I've got my own thing. You go do you, and I'll be happy over here being me. Probably without reading this one again, unless I hold onto it and forget how I felt about it this time around. Which is entirely plausible. Aug 09, Garryvivianne rated it really liked it. This was exciting from the very start. A genetecist gets involved with examining bones found in Jerusalem, which might be the bones of Jesus.
Finding out she has cancer, her fiance injects her with the dna from the bones, and she finds she obtains certain qualities from this. This was a good book. Feb 25, Dee rated it liked it. This is book is similar to DaVinci Code. It keep me turning the next page and at times I couldn't put it down. Not as quite as good as DaVinci. Didn't like the unclimatic ending. But it was a good read. Nov 18, Mike Phillips rated it really liked it. Slow at points but overall very satisfying.
Jun 06, Susan rated it it was amazing. Fast pcked action fully recommend and he finished the book and ties all the loose ends. A Goodread. May 23, Fahad Naeem rated it liked it Shelves: history , , fiction , religion , thriller. Although, I do not agree with most of the events and historical facts mentioned in this book; I liked the way Michael Byrnes put mystery, thriller and history in a book that it reminded me of Dan Brown. The writing style was so good, reader-engaging and reproachful wrong may it be. Amit Mizrachi is a typical character as Archaeologists are in such novels; tall, having a goatee and being a playboy to give touch of humor.
Trying to portray Charlotte Hennesey as Messiah is not a mere exception as a lot of books include feminism for marketing purposes. After having so many flaws, I'd call it a good read and I enjoyed reading it.
go to site Jun 04, Daniel rated it really liked it. Charlotte is kidnapped and taken to Israel because a Rabbi needs her blood line which was made pure when she injected DNA from the bones of who she believes was Jesus into her blood stream to cure herself of bone cancer. The Rabbi has the Ark of the Covenant which he plans to use to reclaim all of Jerusalem including the Mount on the Rock for the Jewish people. The only trouble is he can't touch it and needs Charlotte to help fulfill what he believes to be a prophesy. The book is full of bi Charlotte is kidnapped and taken to Israel because a Rabbi needs her blood line which was made pure when she injected DNA from the bones of who she believes was Jesus into her blood stream to cure herself of bone cancer.
The book is full of biblical history and fictional action which makes for fast reading. Breakneck Speed This is the speed that you'll want to read this.
Well researched and portraying extraordinary events. This links the Egyptians to a sect of Jews tracing their bloodline to ancient times. It continues with some of the characters from Sacred Bones. If you love ancient conspiracies then you'll love this. History and religion woven into a great story Awesome follow up to the Sacred Bones. The continuation of the story was unexpected and done delightfully well. Fast paced action, cool mythology and beautiful interpretation to underpin the story.