Plague of Coins (Anglais) Broché – 28 septembre 2011
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However, there were several reasons I didn't give this a 5 star rating. One, I would really have liked to be surprised by the true identity of "William", at least holding off on that fact until well into the story. The author could have given him a different reason for going after the coin at first and then have the twist sneak up on the readers, but I suppose the author couldn't have called his series what he did then. Second, the subplot was a bit distracting as it seemed rushed. I would have liked to have a better understanding of how William was first approached by the CIA, or a little more background on his acquaintance with the villains.
Other than these minor things, this first novel was a better read than a lot of the other free books I've started lately and I'm looking forward to the next in the series!
The story is about Judas.. who despite being "killed" many times over the past few eons.. always manages to awake.. with his body renewed.. and his quest to retrieve EVERY coin that he took to betray Christ continues on. Judas is surprised to find.. that he's not the only immortal on the planet.. as he occasionally runs into others from time to time. They too.. have their own quests to fulfill, I'm sure.
In this story.. Judas is accompanied by his son.. who appears to be the father. As Judas is perpetually stuck looking in his thirties. Judas believes he's located another coin.. and his journey is interrupted by the American CIA who task him with a small "job" while he's in Iran. He travels with his son.. and is joined by a beautiful young lady.. who is desperately seeking her brother. Who is caught up in their parent's archeological work to help a wealthy Russian find the "Garden of Eden"!
I don't want to give any spoilers. Just know.. that the book is very well written, very well researched.. and a very fast read! Then.. you can be just as disappointed as me.. when you return to Amazon.. to find the second book to the series.. and find it's NOT here yet. ARghhhhhhh.
May my review.. encourage the author and his publisher.. to HURRY UP.. my appetite has been whetted.. and now.. I need the rest of the story.
As a Christian, you always have to wonder - did Judas really die, or is he wandering around the Earth for eternity. I really liked the authors premise of an eternity spent on Earth, searching for each of the silver coins he received for the betrayal, in an attempt to make things right at the end (whatever the end may be).
The author leaves you with a hanging ending with a teaser for the next book...I am off to find it and start reading it!
I originally picked this up during a free Kindle promotion almost a year ago, and just now got around to reading it, and as I type this review I see the book has reverted to its normal $4.99 pricing: you will receive a heck of a lot more than $4.99 in entertainment value out of this one!
This book of Aiden James has a lot to recommend itself to you. The writing is slick, leading the reader seamlessly forward from one event to another. Written in the first person view, Barrow treats the reader like a friend relating the details of his immortal life with irreverent wise cracks, facing dangerous situations with caution and when that doesn't work, downright bravery. The beginning of Plague of Coins starts off as a spy thriller and leads to a jaw-dropping conclusion of almighty power and the beauty of that which was.
In short, The Plague of Coins covers fast action, sympathetic heroes and malicious menacing villains. The scope of the story takes you from D.C. to the innermost Iran, redemptive coin collecting to a place of absolute beauty. The Plague of Coins will easily fill that void demanding a good book. When you're through with this, Aiden James has more in the series to tempt you.