24 August 2016

Demiurge: Blood of the Innocent


By Michael R. Hagan

Paperback 364 pages
Publisher Bookkus Publishing (1st Aug 2014)
ISBN-13 978-0991709434

📕My Review

I was really looking forward to this one after reading positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads but unfortunately I was disappointed. It wasn't an easy read and let's just say have a dictionary handy because there's an overload of extremely long words! It's one of those books that feels bogged down by the writing style. I found myself skimming through sections of text, which is something I normally just don't do. I felt a sense of relief upon finishing and was pleased to put this one behind me.

Barnsey's Books Rating ⭐⭐

📗The Blurb

The renowned archaeologist, James McKenzie, has uncovered many prophecies, each with a mysterious symbol accompanying their inscription. Now, edifices of this symbol are reappearing, not engraved in aged rock, but painted in blood above the victims of a serial killer, and the fanatical cult he serves. Detective Hassom is charged with the task of making sense of this slaughter and capturing the perpetrators.

Corruption, collusion and the discovery that Lucas, a strangely gifted eight year old orphan, is the primary target of the murderous cult force Detective Hassom and Professor McKenzie to work together to solve the murders. In their efforts to protect Lucas and reveal the ultimate goal of the cult leader and how this relates to the final, revelatory prophecy discovered in Iran, they unearth a truth, more terrible than anything they could have feared.

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