Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Seraph Seal

              Taking ideas from Kabbalah, the Bible, and the Mayans, this is a classic tale of good vs. evil, the end of the world vs. the salvation offered by the lamb. The story revolves around a man named Paul, who was born on December 21, 2012, the date the Mayan’s calendar ends. It is his calling to bring together the four humans who can usher in a new age, a perfect age. Will they be able to put the clues together and find the perfect age before the world ends and it’s too late?

                This book is not a beach-side summer read. The plot is complicated, and there are myriad characters. However, if you enjoy “end of the world” fiction, this is an interesting book. There were many interesting topics for conversations in the book: the United States’ role in end time theology, warning signs of the end times, how the world will end, etc. However, that’s where it ended for me. I am a character-driven reader. I have to root for the characters to enjoy a book, but this book had so many random characters that it was a bit overwhelming. My favorite character was the bird Seraphim, who sang hymns that ministered and offered truth to the characters.

                While I find end-time fiction interesting, this book was too complicated for me and lacked a strong conclusion.  

                 I received this book free from Booksneeze for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Canada said...

For its part, The Seraph Seal, did introduce a motley of interesting characters with both destructive and constructive personalities. But because there were just an awful lot of them, I found it challenging to keep up. Add to that all the informative details that-although necessary to the story-mostly bogs down the story's progress and thus bears heavily on the intended appeal of the book. I didn't really get into it, didn't really feel any need to rush through it, until nature starts taking its destructive course more seriously. Although the solar anomalies and falling meteors did peg the book among any other forms of end-of-the-world media, at least it was something I could finally relate with.