Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Authurian Omen by G. G. Vandagriff
"When a Celtic scholar finds a clue to a priceless fifth-century manuscript that will prove the real identity of King Arthur, she is brutally murdered. Determined to find the manuscript and avenge her sister's death, Maren Southcott begins a quest that puts her own life in danger. Overt and covert seekers weave in and out of the tale as she travels through the castles and monasteries of ancient Wales, seeking the document that could rival the The Book of Kells. Who are all these people? Which one is her psychopathic stalker plotting death and revolution? Which one wants her dead? Did the Celtic professor with the extraordinary eyes kill her sister? Can she risk death and find the manuscript before MI5, Scotland Yard, and impassioned Celtic scholars?"
G. G. Vandagriff has once again written an action packed novel. The Authurian Omen comes in at 89 chapters, but it is a quick read as most of the chapters are only a few pages long. The descriptions of Wales were beautiful. The two plotlines wove in and out of each other and kept me guessing. The first murderer I figured out right away, but the identity of the second one left mein the dark until the very end. I got into the story right away, but soon found there were so many characters being added, it was difficult to keep them straight. I wish there had been more development of the legend of King Aurthur.
Overall, this was an enjoyable book with a great twist at the end. You can buy this book here.