This is one of the very few books that I’ve read more than once in the last years, and there is a very good reason for that. It’s a book packed with adventures and seasoned with lots of facts and figures from the past, along with some myth and mysteries, that really involves you.
If you like the ecclesiastical thrillers (such as the Da Vinci Code, or the Bible Code), this book will most certainly get to you. Matilde Asensi seems to be a very informed writer, since everything in the book seems true, from the dirty laundry of the Vatican, through the tensions in Israel, Egypt or Turkey, to the Sicilian mafia, with all the ranks, place names and info that actually exist. Sometimes, foreign languages are used and translated throughout the book. These are the ancient Greek, Byzantine and Latin, the modern Greek, Italian, Arab…
The book also describes beautiful places and landmarks, interesting cultures and people of all of the countries they pass through.
There is also romance, passion, love, hate, deception, humor and tragedy throughout this book, along with the seven deathly sins described in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.
Author: Matilde Asensi
Rating: 10 (of 10)
Genre: ecclesiastical thriller
Reading difficulty: easy if you are aware of enough facts & figures, else pretty hard.