- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Bonneville Books (November 8, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599558874
- ISBN-13: 978-1599558875
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review
- Stars: 4
- Flames: 0.5 some attractions but not really flaming.
Ammon and John are searching for the glowing stones that guided the brother of Jared across the ocean--but for very different reasons. Joined by John's daughter, Sariah, they get more than they bargained for as they learn they aren't the only ones searching for these precious artifacts. This thrilling adventure will have your whole family racing to the last page.
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I really liked this book. It is filled with Mormon concepts. some of which I was completely unfamiliar with and had to ask my husband what it was talking about- which was frustrating. But I obviously liked the book enough to ask. Which says something by itself.
This book has a great character arc development. I love how they change throughout the entire thing. Ammon's constant questioning really adds to his character. He's a real character- one that could easily be that guy who sits in class and always seems to have a question that plays the Devil's Advocate. Sariah's devotion to her father is truly that of a child that has lost a parent. Paul writes real characters.
I didn't read the book for its religious aspect, which it has if you like that kinda thing, I read it because it connects to a subject I love- archaeology. I felt like the book had Indiana Jones elements thrown in. John Byrd seems to channel the fictional character.
Anyways, I loved the book. I recommend it to those that enjoy action/adventure books even if they have religion mixed in. If you don't like religion in your fictional writing, then you might need to look at a different book. It is still a great read.
Paul Rimmasch was born and reared in the Salt Lake Valley. He graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminalistics and a minor in Photography. Paul has spent the last fourteen years working as a Crime Scene Investigator for Weber-Metro CSI and is active in Forensic Science education and Law Enforcement training. He lives in Ogden Utah with his wife and three children and is an avid hiker and gardener.Paul had parlayed a life long interest in Book of Mormon Archaeology and LDS Church History into this, his first novel.