Title: The Fire Seekers (The Babel Trilogy #1)
Author: Richard Farr
Publisher: Skyscape (Amazon)
Release Date: November 1, 2014
Acquired Via: Kindle First
The time of our immortality is at hand.
An undeciphered language in Crete. A rash of mysterious disappearances, from Bolivia to Japan. An ancient warning at the ruins of Babel. And a new spiritual leader, who claims that human history as we understand it is about to come to an end.
Seventeen-year-old Daniel Calder’s world falls apart when a freak accident brings personal tragedy—and he discovers there’s a link between the accident and a wildly successful new cult, the Seraphim. Catapulted into a violent struggle for humanity’s past and future, he’s not even sure who the enemy is, or if he’s battling a phantom that doesn’t exist. But as Daniel puts his life on the line, he is forced to conclude that our very survival as a species will depend on who, and what, we choose to believe.
When I saw The Fire Seekers as one of the Kindle First options last month, I jumped at it. I really like thrillers with a sci-fi/fantasy element, and it was an added bonus that this one was based on religious mythology. I've always been fascinated by Babel, Mesopotamia, and anything ancient like that.
The Fire Seekers started out really strong. I loved meeting Daniel and getting the build-up to where the synopsis promised the book would go. I just knew that I'd be on for a wild ride. Unfortunately, it was one that go stuck on its way to the top. I was flying through the book, and I felt myself slowly losing interest. By the halfway point, I didn't really care anymore. I would only read a page or two at a time before putting it down.
I have no idea where The Fire Seekers was going plotwise, but if you're interested in this sort of thing, I hope you like it more than I did. As for me, I'm off to see what other books are out there.
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To satisfy FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received an digital copy of the book for reviewing purposes from the publisher prior to the release date through the Kindle First program. This has in no way affected the outcome of the review. All opinions expressed are rambling, honest, and completely my own.