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Sunday, September 4, 2011
Wayward Son by Tom Pollack***Spoilers in review****
This review is from: Wayward Son (Kindle Edition)
****spoilers in this review*****Wayward Son This is an amazing book. This book has something for everyone, action, adventure, archaeology, erupting volcanos and good vs evil. The ultimate good vs. evil. This is a well written book. I could not put it down! It pretty much held my interest from beginning to end. It is an historical fiction account of the life of Cain (yes Cain who slew his brother Abel)Cain's death was never recorded because, guess what, he didn't die. Remember God's judgement on Cain? A journey thoughout history through the eyes of the first born man. A man with a mark who cannot die, or be killed. I found Cain's story to be fascinating. The parts of the book which involved the current day archeaologist, Amanda James, and her museum cronies were annoying. I couldn't see how they fit into the big scheme of things until the very end of the story when the connection between past and present becomes apparent. The identity of the "Wayward Son" is revealed early on in the story and is enhanced when a certain individual states, "Cain, though you may be the oldest, you are by no means my only wayward son." Guess who says this line? My favorite quote from the book--"Such rage is fertile soil in which the devil cultivates all sorts of evil in your life." Think about it. Another quote, when Cain asks he who cursed him about his curse, the response "My child, what you saw as a curse, I meant as a blessing. Have you considered that I marked you not only for protection but also to give you the time you needed to journey home to me?" This is truly one of the best books I've read in recent memory. There was enough doubt in the end about a choice made by certain characters to leave open the possibility of a sequel. I will wait and watch for this book. I give this book 5/5 stars