Friday, September 28, 2012

The Book of Paul by Richard Long Blog Tour Review

Please enjoy this review of The Book of Paul. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including a Kindle Fire, $300 in Amazon gift cards, 5 autographed copies of the book, and a look into your future through a free tarot reading performed by the author. 


"Never alive...and never dead."

In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure "beyond all imagining"--an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of ancient Hermetic lore, it contains the authentic alchemical rituals for transforming thought into substance, transmuting matter at will...and attaining eternal life.

When a lusty, East Village tattoo artist has a torrid encounter with a battle-hardened loner, they are overwhelmed by the intensity of their feelings. Rose and Martin soon discover they are unwitting pawns on opposing sides of a battle that has shaped the course of human history. At the center of the conflict is Paul, the villainous overlord of an underground feudal society, who guards the book's occult secrets in preparation for the fulfillment of an apocalyptic prophecy.

The action is relentless as Martin and Rose fight to escape Paul's clutches and Martin's destiny as the chosen recipient of Paul's sinister legacy. Science and magic, mythology and technology converge in a monumental battle where the stakes couldn't be higher: control of the ultimate power in the universe--the Maelstrom.

The Book of Paul is the first of seven volumes in a sweeping mythological narrative tracing the mystical connections between Hermes Trismegistus in ancient Egypt, Sophia, the female counterpart of Christ, and the Celtic druids of Clan Kelly.

This book was INTENSE!! I'm so glad that I decided to review it for this tour!! The large page count (488!) was a bit scary at first, but this story needs EVERY one of those pages to be told! This is a book that you actually have to r-e-a-d. You can't just speed read through it, scanning the pages for hints of what's going on. The story line is so well developed and the characters are so relate-able that you can't help but be sucked in from the first lines. Now with that said, this IS an adult book and there are some very descriptive scenes (especially in the first couple of chapters...) but, in my opinion, that does not detract from the tale at all. In fact, I would say that those scenes are needed and only add to the wow factor of the book. So, if you want a fast paced, crazy scary yet fantasy-like read, then this book is for you!  This is one carnival ride you DON'T want to miss ;)

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About The Book of Paul: 
A cross-genre thriller that combines the brooding horror of Silence of the Lambs with the biting humor of Pulp Fiction. Get it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

About the author:
Richard Long is the author of The Book of Paul and the forthcoming young-adult fantasy series The Dream Palace. He lives in Manhattan with his wonderful wife, two amazing children and wicked black cat, Merlin. Visit Richard on his website, Twitter, Facebook, or GoodReads.

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  1. Great review, Brittany. As squeamish as I am, I enjoyed the gorey scenes as well--I just couldn't look away from that beautiful train wreck :-P Thanks for joining us on this tour, and please take a moment to cross-post your review to Amazon and GoodReads.

    Em :-D

  2. Thanks for the great review Brittany! I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much. Thanks also for all the support during the tour -- very much appreciated:) I f you or reviewers have any questions, please let me know!

  3. Once again, I want to thank you for a wonderful review and for hosting me on this event. I would be tremendously grateful if you’d be willing to post your review to Amazon, since Amazon rules the world! lol Also, I’d love to talk to you about doing a guest post on your site, or cross promoting in other ways. I love your site and look forward to hearing from you.