Friday, December 18, 2015

Book Review: The Aleppo Code



The Aleppo Code: A Novel (The Jerusalem Prophecies)

Oct 27, 2015by Terry Brennan

The publisher describes the book in this way:
Will the code reveal history’s most powerful weapon for destruction―or humanity’s only hope?
(The characters gather to) examine a copy of the tenth-century Aleppo Code, the oldest complete text of Jewish scripture. What the clues inside reveal could lead to the reuniting of the Ark of the Covenant with its true source of power, a weapon that could lead to victory for this ragged bunch trying to save the world.  Hunted by the relentless assassins of the Prophet’s Guard and caught in the web of an international conspiracy plotting the conquest of Europe, Bohannon’s team searches the ruins of Ancient Babylon. Their search lands them amid the chaos that engulfs western Iraq, but they must press on to accomplish one of the most pivotal pieces of end-times prophecy. This intrepid group will uncover secrets that require them to risk everything for their faith, their country, and the peace of all mankind.  Unfolding against the backdrop of an Israeli/U.S. strike against Iran and the planned economic overthrow of the European Union by the sinister, secret head of the international Muslim Brotherhood,The Aleppo Code is a heart-pounding race. Brennan takes an epic story on a grand scale and tells it primarily through the eyes of one man who is desperately trying to save the world as he follows God’s purpose for his life.

This is the 3rd book in the series.  I would recommend reading the books in order, as this book picks up where book number 2 left off.

The plot weaves biblical ideas into modern day events.  It's highly creative, though some readers will have difficult with the stretch from biblical truth into fantasy. I really liked the suspense scenes and the action scenes.  I was less interested in the political aspects of the book. 

It was hard for me to get into the book - it's a complex story that takes a long time to read. I was overwhelmed by the multiple storylines and characters.  Part of my challenge, I'm sure, was that I'm trying to read a book with a 9 month old and three other children in the house!

I would recommend this book to male and female readers age 13+, as long as they enjoy complex Tom Clancy - like novels.

I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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