Sunday, June 6, 2010

2012 The Secret of the Crystal Skull – book review

Before I get involved in telling you all about the book let me first offer an apology to whoever contacted me about this book. I, unfortunately, can not find any PR information in an email and there wasn’t a press release with the book. There was just an invoice from the National Book Network. So, SIGH … you know…

Just today I finished reading 2012: The Secret of the Crystal Skull by Chris Morton and Ceri Louise Thomas. For those who believe the Mayan prophecy, you know that it is said to predict the end of the world as we know it. That end is supposed to be on December 21, 2010.

I must admit that it took me quite a few chapters to get into it. Even though the action begins rather quickly, there are ebbs and flows where it slows down. It could be the excellent details of the Mayan people and the archeological findings that I was trying to absorb, which slowed me down. That information is truly interesting and engaging then what’s makes it even more enthralling is the fact that it’s based on actual events. This novel is based on the original factual bestseller the Mystery of the Crystal Skulls.

From the book jacket of The Secret of the Crystal Skull:

“When archaeologist Dr. Laura Shepherd discovers her colleague dead clutching a mysterious crystal skull, she is catapulted into a shadowy world of strange omens, psychic phenomena and cryptic codes. Her quest for the truth leads her to risk her career, her marriage and even her life. When she learns of a terrifying prophecy for the year 2012, she sets off on dangerous mission, to an ancient Mayan temple buried deep in the rainforest, surrounded by armed guards – determined to unlock the skull’s secret, whatever the cost.”

Even for those who haven’t read the factual account or those who don’t believe the Mayan predictions, you’ll still find this novel of interest. In actuality regardless of whether the predictions are true or not; the account of how scientists and archeologists go about their jobs to make these determinations is fascinating. And the havoc such information can cause is just as interesting.

Considered adventure fiction, 2012: The Secret of the Crystal Skull keeps you reading… and wondering… ‘til the end.

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