Tuesday, 21 September 2010

THRILLER REVIEW: The Mayan Codex - Mario Reading

Release Date: 01/08/10


Six months ago, Adam Sabir risked his life to find the legendary lost prophecies of Nostradamus. Now he's racing against time to unlock their secrets as the events foretold begin to come true. But he's not the only one looking for answers. Hot on his heels is the Corpus Maleficus, an ancient cabal devoted to placating the Devil. Disfigured since birth, orphaned, and groomed to cruelty and violence by their adoptive mother, the twelve remaining members of the Corpus are deadly competition. Except for one. Lamia has escaped the clutches of her twisted siblings and is on the run with Sabir, following the prophecy to the Yucatan, deep in the heart of Central America. Meanwhile, a volcano erupts in Mexico. A simple man gathers up his precious cargo, and begins his journey to the hallowed Mayan site of the Palace of the Masks -


OK, I’m coming at this from a blank background and with this being the second title in the series, I was left wondering what I’d missed from the original. Not that this didn’t stand alone but purely for the detail as well as reading pleasure alongside hidden facts just brought the whole piece to life. The author has not only conducted a great deal of research into his subject matter but made sure that the reader also inherits some of the passion for this ancient culture. It’s got some great prose, some interesting characters and to be honest I had a blast reading this book. A great thriller with a good sense of pace and one that will definitely have me looking for the first novel sooner rather than later.

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