Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Book Review: The 13th Tribe (An Immortal Files Novel) by Robert Liparulo

When I first heard about The 13th Tribe by Robert Laparulo, I was very intrigued with the storyline.

The book is about a group of people during the time of Moses. They were part of the group that worshipped the Golden Calf and were then cursed and separated from the rest of Israel and were then informally called the Thirteenth Tribe.

The first chapters immediately captured my attention with all the action and hi-tech gadgets involved. Close to the middle of the book, it became inward looking as the reader gets a glimpse of every major character’s struggles and then the latter third of the book was all action.

What I liked about the book is that it is able to weave stories of the tribe members as well as those they came in contact with in a very fluid manner. I also like that the author writes in a way that it becomes very current. For example, instead of saying gaming console, the author directly writes Xbox. Instead of old fiction TV series, he writes The Highlander.

The one which I like most about the book is the very vivid images that any reader could visualize when it comes to the fighting scenes.

Since this is Christian fiction, any reader would expect references to God or Jesus. The author only wrote what was relevant and does not swamp the reader with overwhelming Biblical references. I truly liked how the author merged action with the internal spiritual and moral struggles every major character is going through.

Full of twists and turns, definitely movie material that any James Bond fan would like. Highly recommended for Sci-fi fans.

From the author:(via Amazon.com)

I've been writing since before I could drive. Short stories, investigative exposes, celebrity profiles, editorials, business columns, radio dramas, screenplays--you name it. For the last few years, I've focused on novels. I'm the author of the thrillers "Comes a Horseman," "Germ," "Deadfall," "Deadlock," "The 13th Tribe," and the young adult series Dreamhouse Kings--"House of Dark Shadows," "Watcher in the Woods," "Gatekeepers," "Timescape," "Whirlwind," and "Frenzy."
Several of my books have been sold or optioned by Hollywood producers. All of them are in various stages of production. I'm also working on an original screenplay with Andrew Davis (director of "The Fugitive" and "The Guardian). I wrote the screenplay for Ted Dekker's "Blessed Child." My short story "Kill Zone" appears in the James Patterson-edited anthology "Thriller," and my essay on Thomas Perry's "The Butcher's Boy" can… Read more

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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