Two speculative stories are reviewed. Both are interesting and intriguing. One is by the famous, and oft-challenged for his interpetations, Dan Brown. It is another of his clue-laden books that grab the reader with a not-flattering look at religion - and the hero's ability to decode symbolism of ancient and contemporary art.
The other is an equally interesting and intriguing story of pure urban fantasy from Dark Rose Author, Roh Morgon. Her vampire story is unique and engrossing. Both are highly recommended.
Author: Dan Brown
Rating: 5 Roses
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum to attend a major announcement from a past student of his-the unveiling of a discovery that ‘will change the face of science forever’ and will answer two fundamental questions of human existence.
Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. On a trail marked by modern art and symbols, Langdon uncovers clues that ultimately bring him face-to-face with a shocking discover…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded mankind.
Origin is a brisk new book that pits creationism against science, and is liable to stir up as much controversy as The Da Vinci Code did. Origin features many of Dan Brown’s signature themes. As evil, Catholic-adjacent cult, in this case the Palarian Church, is behind some murders. Clues from art history are the key to solving the mystery. Buckle up for this read is full of twists and turns.
Title: The Watcher
Author: Roh Morgan
Rating: 4 Roses
Since the night she was ripped from her car and drained of all her blood, Sunny Martin struggles to survive on the edge of the human world. Fear of being exposed and the hunger she struggles with daily compels her to leave her hometown and travel to the mountain peaks of Colorado where she meets Nicholas, a leader of a secret society.
This is an adventurous novel about a newly indoctrinated vampire and a fresh take on the vampire stories. Roh Morgan wrote a powerful well-written story that grabs you right from the first page. After reading this book, you’ll hunger for more from this dynamic author.