Thursday, August 18, 2011
Sanctus A Review
Sanctus by Simon Toyne
Genre: Adult Fiction (September 6,2011)
Publisher: William Morrow
Source: Shelf Awareness win
One man’s sacrifice shocks the world . . .
One woman’s courage threatens a conspiracy as old as humankind . . .
And some will do anything—anything—to keep their secrets in the dark.
A man climbs a cliff face in the oldest inhabited place on earth, a mountain known as the Citadel, a Vatican-like city-state that towers above the city of Ruin in modern-day Turkey. But this is no ordinary ascent. It is a dangerous, symbolic act. And thanks to the media, it is an event witnessed by the entire world.
Few people understand its consequence. But for foundation worker Kathryn Mann and a handful of others, it’s evidence that a revolution is at hand. For the Sancti, the cowled and secretive monks who live inside the Citadel, it could mean the end of everything they have built. They will stop at nothing to keep what is theirs, and they will break every law in every country and even kill to hold it fast. For American reporter Liv Adamsen, it spurs the memory of the beloved brother she lost years before, setting her on a journey across the world and into the heart of her own identity.
There, she will make a discovery so shocking that it will change everything. . . .
This was a great thriller. This debut author is off to a great start. I couldn’t put this book down and hated for it to end.
The action is non-stop,the writing is great. If you like intrigue, secret societies and people who you’re not sure if they’re the good guy or the bad guy then you will enjoy this read.
I liked how the author never revealed the whole truth until the very end, his attention to detail and the all around good story. I know this review doesn’t tell you a lot, but I don’t want to give the story away.
If you want a quick, intricate story that leaves you awestruck and wanting more then this is the book for you.
Thank you to the publisher and Shelf Awareness for sending this book to me.