Publisher: Polymath Publishing
Publication Date: April 8, 2013
Origins: From Promotions at Polymath Publishing for Review
Format: Trade Paperback
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Synopsis: When they come into possession of a mysterious prehistoric cube, relic hunter Gabriel Parker, and the alluring artifact historian Natasha Rossi, find themselves inexplicably bound to a dark mythology dating back to the roots of civilization.
The 2012 doomsday prophecies have come and gone, but now, without warning, the feared revelations are coming true. Under the apocalyptic shadow of global war and rampant natural disasters, Gabriel and Natasha race to prevent an unspeakable horror from being unleashed onto the planet.
With nothing but a tattered journal to guide them, they travel from Italy to North Africa, and then set course for the mountains of Spain, where they must locate a lost labyrinth spoken of by the ancients. Within is said to reside the answer to the mystery of mysteries:The Meaning Of Life.
Hunting them is Christian Antov, heir to a secret organization poised to draw the world into a global fascist regime. He will stop at nothing to destroy Gabriel and Natasha, and the one artifact that stands in his way: The Compostela Cube.
Review: I do enjoy stories about ancient mysteries, secret organizations, and “grail quests”. ‘The Compostela Cube: Part One – The Book’ is all that and more. It is a very long and heavy read, with a lot of science, religion, and history all entwined. The minor characters seemed to be more realistic and interesting than Gabriel and Natasha, in their behavior. I also felt they all spoke with the same “voice” and there were so many details that by the end of the book, you were more confused than when you started. Also, ‘The Compostela Cube: Part One – The Book’ ends, obviously, in a cliffhanger. I think the author is on to something great if there were some trimming and polishing.