Review: The Book Of Paul – Richard Long
For as long as he can remember, Martin has been running from the memories of his past. He’s locked several skeletons in the closet in hopes of keeping his mind free of the darkness that threatens to overcome him. All he wants is to have a normal, quiet existence. Unfortunately, living a peaceful life is something he’ll never have.
His father lurks in the shadows, intent on making him honor the life he’s supposed to live. He’s reared Martin for a specific purpose, and he’ll do anything to ensure that his son does as he is told. He knows Martin refuses to accept the events that have led him to where he is now, but that’s nothing compared to the pain and heartache that awaits him if he doesn’t follow through on his demands.
Martin can’t help but to wonder as to how different his life would be if he’d never listened to his father’s teachings from the get-go. The sordid life he lives is tiresome, and he fervently wishes for a both a change of pace and scenery. In his mind, getting away from the pain and heartache is the best thing he could ever do. Sadly, that might not be possible.
When he comes across the beautiful Rose, Martin starts to wonder as to whether he could ever have a life with her. She’s certainly willing to give him the time of day, more than any woman has ever done before. His father, on the other hand, isn’t too happy with the way things are going. In his eyes, Rose is a thorn in his side both he and Martin could do without. Getting rid of her, unfortunately, isn’t as easy as he thought it’d be.
With his father pulling the strings, and preparing him for the unknown, Martin knows he’ll need to stay one step ahead if he’s to succeed in achieving the life he’s always wanted. Granted, darkness and destruction follows his every wake, but that’s something he can manage if he allows himself to do just that. The question is, how can he do so when Paul circumvents his every move in hopes of gaining the upper hand, once and for all?
This is was honestly a very unique and thrilling ride into the unknown. Chock full of intriguing characters, this story is definitely not for the faint of her. Touching on subject that some may find difficult, it’s an eye-opening read that will leave you wondering as to what happens next. The story itself definitely keeps you guessing. I look forward to what this series has to bring.
Available for purchase via the following retailers:
Amazon paperback: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615648649
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“Everything you’ve ever believed about yourself…about the description of reality you’ve clung to so stubbornly all your life…all of it…every bit of it…is an illusion.”
In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure “beyond all imagining”– an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of ancient Hermetic lore, it contains the alchemical rituals for transforming thought into substance, transmuting matter at will…and attaining eternal life.
When Rose, a sex and pain addicted East Village tattoo artist has a torrid encounter with Martin, a battle-hardened loner, they discover they are unwitting pawns on opposing sides of a battle that has shaped the course of human history. At the center of the conflict is Paul, the villainous overlord of an underground feudal society, who guards the book’s occult secrets in preparation for the fulfillment of an apocalyptic prophecy.
The action is relentless as Rose and Martin fight to escape Paul’s clutches and Martin’s destiny as the chosen recipient of Paul’s sinister legacy. Science and magic, mythology and technology converge in a monumental battle where the stakes couldn’t be higher: control of the ultimate power in the universe–the Maelstrom.N
A best-selling novel, The Book of Paul is the first of seven volumes in a sweeping mythological narrative tracing the mystical connections between Hermes Trismegistus in ancient Egypt, Sophia, the female counterpart of Christ, and the Celtic druids of Clan Kelly.
About The Author:
Richard Long writes to exorcize the demons of his past and manifest the dreams of his future.
His debut novel, The Book of Paul, is a dark, thrilling, and psychologically rich supernatural horror/thriller that blends mythology, science and mystery into a page-turning addiction.
Richard is also writing a YA novel, The Dream Palace, primarily so that his children can read his books.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife, two amazing children and their wicked black cat, Merlin.
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The Book of Paul’s Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15714590-the-book-of-paul