Tuesday, 25 January 2011

THRILLER REVIEW: The Stonehenge Legacy - Sam Christer

Release Date: 11/01/11


Eight days before the summer solstice, a man is butchered in a blood-freezing sacrifice on the ancient site of Stonehenge before a congregation of robed worhsippers. Within hours, one of the world's foremost treasure hunters has shot himself in his country mansion. And to his estranged son, young archaeologist Gideon Chase, he leaves a cryptic letter ...Teaming up with an intrepid Wiltshire policewoman, Gideon soon exposes a secret society - an ancient international legion devoted for thousands of years to Stonehenge. With a charismatic and ruthless new leader at the helm, the cult is now performing ritual human sacrifices in a terrifying bid to unlock the secret of the stones. Packed with codes, symbology, relentless suspense, and fascinating detail about the history of one of the world's most mysterious places, The Stonehenge Legacy is a blockbuster thriller to rival the very best of Dan Brown.


To be honest you probably know by now that I love a debut as the author has carte blanche with which to fascinate, to attract as well as mystify the reader and that’s just what Sam Christer does with The Stonehenge Legacy. There’s the mystery of a secret society bound into the ancient stones of one of England’s best Neolithic sites, there is the mystery of a father’s death that sets his son on discovering the truth and there’s that wonderful touch of a possible romance bound within a very tight story. It has something for everyone and when backed with a wonderful descriptiveness alongside an opening chapter that makes it hard to put down, the reader is in for a real thrill ride from start to finish.

Add to this characters that you can believe in, a cracking sense of timing as well as pace and when rounded off with a breakneck pace alongside a mystery you could believe the reader really won’t know where to turn. A stunning debut from this author and one that I really can’t wait to see what is achieved next time.

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