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Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Compostela Cube by Paul Cavilla--a Review

Good Morning my Peeps!   This morning I would like to bring you my review of Paul Cavilla"s The Compostela Cube .   I was given a paperback copy of this book by the author or their representative in exchange for an honest review.   

Technical info:

Book Title: The Compostela Cube - Part One : The Book
ISBN: 978-0-9917265-0-9
Publisher: Polymath Publishing
Page count: 493
Word count: 154,000
Book trailer YouTube link: http://youtu.be/DpfS-Xd4wGY
Author blog: www.paulcavilla.com

Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Science-Fiction, Fantasy. 

Plot synopsis:

When they come into possession of a mysterious prehistoric cube, relic hunter Gabriel Parker, and the alluring artifact historian Natasha Rossi, find themselves inexplicably bound to a dark mythology dating back to the roots of civilization. The 2012 doomsday prophecies have come and gone, but now, without warning, the feared revelations are coming true. Under the apocalyptic shadow of global war and rampant natural disasters, Gabriel and Natasha race to prevent an unspeakable horror from being unleashed onto the planet. With nothing but a tattered journal to guide them, they travel from Italy to North Africa, and then set course for the mountains of Spain, where they must locate a lost labyrinth spoken of by the ancients. Within is said to reside the answer to the mystery of mysteries: The Meaning Of Life. Hunting them is Christian Antov, heir to a secret organization poised to draw the world into a global fascist regime. He will stop at nothing to destroy Gabriel and Natasha, and the one artifact that stands in his way: The Compostela Cube.

From My Perspective:

As any reader of my blog knows, I don't read too many Sci-Fi tales, but I usually do enjoy them when I am asked to review them.   This was just  such a read.  This 493 page read was an adventure from start to finish.   Chapters were set up to reveal information for the character doing the story telling.  Main Characters would include Gabriel Parker, Natasha Rossi, the Bishop, Christian Antov and Rodchenko, as well as lesser characters represented by the militia leaders around the world.

Action driven, this novel provided a riveting read and basically boilsed down to the age old story of good vs bad and just how evil was evil?  It was absolutely so believable that the world could be at the mercy of one evil man, Christian Antov.   His childhood was sad to say the least as we read his history and saw how he was tortured, abused and molded into the man he became.   How many men are groomed to be power mongers in today's world and find themselves lost to an evil influence, robbing them of love and compassion for their fellow man.   Antov's past certainly groomed him for the role he would play in destroying life on Planet Earth as we know it.

It was a long read, but it seems that the length was necessary to set the stage, so to speak.  The storyline was woven in a precise fashion with lots of mystery and adverse conditions for the good guys to contend with.   There was even a dog who just might have been an angel in disguise.    

I'm rating this a 4 Wink --interesting, breath-taking, scary and moves fast; I think any sci-fi buff would enjoy this read!    Thanks Paul Cavilla...I'll be looking forward to Book II, The Labyrinth.


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