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Friday, September 23, 2011

Sanctus - Giveaway and Review

Who doesn't like a great mystery? You know the kind that keeps you guessing as you keep on reading trying to figure out what is going on, who is in on it and why?

If you're like me, and love a great mystery, check out the very latest book just hot off the presses from Simon Toyne, a debut author, called Sanctus. Based on the Citadel found in Turkey, a secluded monastery built literally into the walls of a mountain that prohibits anyone but the monks from entering is the location for this novel. Here's a brief synopsis:

"The certainties of modern life are about to be shattered by an ancient conspiracy that has been nurtured by blood and lies.

A man climbs a cliff face in the oldest inhabited place on earth, a mountain known as the Citadel, a Vatican-like city-state that towers above the city of Ruin in contemporary Turkey. But this is no ordinary ascent. It is a dangerous, symbolic act. And thanks to the media, it is witnessed by the entire world.

And few people understand its consequence. For foundation worker Kathryn Mann and a handful of others, it's evidence that a hopeful, new beginning is at hand. For the cowled and secretive monks who live inside the Citadel, it could mean the end of everything they have built - and they will break every law in every country and even kill to stop it. For reporter Liv Adamsen, it spurs the memory of the beloved brother she has lost and begins the next stage of a journey into the heart of her own identity.

At that journey's end lies a discovery that will change everything..."

I received Sanctus by Simon Toyne compliments of Harper Collins Publishers for my honest opinion and I was captivated by the first chapter. Here we see that the things happening within the monastery walls contain some deep, dark secrets that only the "Sanctus" monks are privileged to know. Contained within the deepest chambers in the mountain lies something that needs to be protected at all costs and when the murder of Brother Samuel leads the investigators to the secluded Citadel, they will stop at nothing to make sure that their secrecy is protected.

This is a heart-stopping, thrill a minute, or in this case, a page turner you won't want to put down. Each chapter peels back another layer to what the Citadel is trying to protect and just what people will be involved in the process. Is a prophecy of Biblical proportion about to be unleashed? Well trust me, you'll love this book! I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and hope that Simon Toyne writes even more in the future. For more information about this book, the author and where to pick up a copy of this conspiracy thriller, click on the links below:

You can also find him on Facebook by clicking here.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at William Morrow and Harper Collins Publishers, they are providing 3 copies of this book for a giveaway. Here's all you need to do to enter:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Be a resident of the US or have a US Shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes!

3. Please include an email address along with a comment of why you'd love to win a copy of this book. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols, but if you don't include one, I have no way of contacting you if you're one of the winners of the giveaway.

The giveaway will end on October 1st and I'll be contacting the winners of the giveaway at that time.


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  2. I am a email subscriber
    GFC follower of yours
    sounds like a very interesting book that I would enjoy reading
    amhengst at verizon dot net

  3. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  4. Sounds like a really good book that appeals to me.
    Theresa N

  5. I follow on gfc, am in the US and would absolutely love to read this. It sounds fascinating. Thanks for the giveaway!


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