- Title: The Sacred Scroll
- Author: Anton Gill
- ISBN: 9780241950661
- Page: 449
- Format: Paperback
Constantinople 1204 the holy city is razed to the ground by Crusaders the streets awash with blood Modern day Istanbul an elite group of archaeologists uncover the grave of Enrico Dandolo, once Doge of Venice, and leader of the bloodthirsty Fourth Crusade They seek a legendary set of documents that reveal the truth behind Dandolo s rumoured secret links to the TemplaConstantinople 1204 the holy city is razed to the ground by Crusaders the streets awash with blood Modern day Istanbul an elite group of archaeologists uncover the grave of Enrico Dandolo, once Doge of Venice, and leader of the bloodthirsty Fourth Crusade They seek a legendary set of documents that reveal the truth behind Dandolo s rumoured secret links to the Templar knights.Days later the team vanishes without a trace All that remains in the ransacked grave is a strange key inscribed with an ancient code.Special Interpol Operatives Jack and Laura are called in They soon find themselves battling against an ancient enemy in a life or death race against time.The dark secret of the Templar knights is about to be revealed.
Recent Comments "The Sacred Scroll"
The notion of what the eponymous scroll was capable of kept me reading when I dearly wanted to give up. I found the story very disjointed, the constant jumping from time and place didn't give me a more full picture of the history of the item, but just frustrated me that I couldn't settle into any given character.I found the present day plot most uncompelling. The two leads, Jack and Laura, lacked any real interest to me. I found the story of Dandolo much more interesting, and as appalling as the [...]
So far, I can report that the author loves the word "discreet". Many many things in this book are discreet -- neckties, signs, gestures. I first noticed the word used twice in one paragraph and so now I look out for it.Having now finished the book, I can report that the use of word "discreet" peters out, unfortunately. This author's strength is historical fiction, and these parts were interesting (and grounded in reality). The modern day thriller aspects were less successful, and the very few fe [...]
I did enjoy the book, the whole idea of Constantinople and it's treasures and the present day search for it(and all the action that comes with that haha). However, the ending I found to be a total let down. Plus, about half way through the book, the author throws in a third time frame in regards to the main subject of the book and it starts to get hard to keep track of everything.I've read books that flip back and forth through multiple time periods, but this one seemed to struggle keeping every [...]
Well worth the read. Anton Gill weaves a story of a relic that contains a form of Sumarian spell that can put people under your influence. As the hunt for the relic begins in modern times, the reader finds himself transported to the time of the crusades and its' use there. As the modern time story progresses, we also find ourselves in Nazi Germany watching where the relic goes and how it wins friends and influences people. All in all, this story is well written, all the loose threads brought bac [...]
Painfully slow and ponderously written. "Clay tablet bought by Dandelo (Doge of Venice) from crusaders is capable of enabling the holder's will to be carried out by others." I nearly gave up on this one half way through.
A really nice fiction. Very well written, keeps the reader engrossed. I liked it. The author has taken some real history and very finely mixed his fiction to it to give a plot in today's time. I recommend it to the reader who loves historical fiction.
Not bad, but not great. The plot meandered all over the place a bit. Could have done with a few more twists that weren't so obvious.
Not what i had really expected but there you go. Story was fine just not really my kind of thing
I find this book at bit draggy at times
Dan Brown ruim, como disse antes, alguns desses livros só prestam as partes de pesquisa histórica, o resto é lixo. História mal contada, ação fraquíssima, final sem pé nem cabeça. Ruim.
Left a lot to be desired.
Dull, formulaic, didn't finish
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