Reveiw: The Sounding by Carrie Salo

Published September 23rd 2011
Format: eBook (Review)
Available at: Amazon Print Kindle and Barnes & Noble

Book Blub:

In the Book of Revelation, a man named John has a prophetic dream. He dreams of the final prophecies that will come to pass – and the seven archangels that guard them. Each angel waits to sound their trumpet at God’s appointed time, preparing humanity to fight and win the final battle.

2,000 years later, Father Chris Mognahan is a member of the Hetairia Melchizedek, a secret society within the Catholic Church that studies Biblical omens. The society asks Chris to investigate an unusually grotesque crime – a murder on a college campus where the killer's hand literally burned off the victim's face.

While the killing seems isolated at first, the society ties the murder to the final Biblical prophecy and a terrifying omen that the order of the prophecies is about to be disrupted. The final battle is coming too soon – long before humanity is prepared to win it.

Suddenly, Chris finds himself fighting against time and hell to keep the prophecies in order and stop an early Armageddon. He is joined by a band of unlikely allies, and together they find themselves in Rome above the Vatican Necropolis – the city of the dead – where the future is revealed to them in ancient texts.

They are not alone, however; an evil as old as time itself hunts them. As they travel across continents on their mission, the demonic force follows relentlessly, waiting in every shadowed corner, and every dark place.

As Armageddon descends, Father Chris finds that his only hope lies in a young woman within the group who has a secret gift – and their belief that God Himself may have sent her to keep the final angelic trumpet from sounding out the early end of the Earth.

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About the Author:
Carrie Salo is a dark storyteller and emerging author of supernatural thrillers. Classically trained at an Ivy League university, she studied the works of master storytellers seven stories underground in the muffled heart of one of the world's largest libraries. Carrie looks to wield unrelenting suspense in her own exploration of all things (especially true things) that keep us awake at night. Her extensive travels have led her to many haunted places, including the private, underground catacombs of the Vatican. The Sounding is her debut novel.

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My Review:

We are talking about prophecies and omens here and it was all good. A little slow to start, it took a while for the story to kick off for me. There was a lot going and it took a while to wrap my head around the whole story.

Father Chris Mognahan is a member of a secret society within the Catholic Church. Years before while on a trip to visit statues based on the 7 Archangels who are supposed to bring the world to an end. After visiting the statues, several priests have a dream about Remiel, the last Archangel to blow her horn, which will finally bring the world as we know it to its end. Remiel is re-born within the body of Elise, now a college student who just “smacked the face” off her would be attacker. Father Chris along with two other priest (Alan & Francis) find her after searching the papers for bizarre murders that go on around the world. From there the story picks up and there is a monster from hell bent on stopping Chris, Elise and the others from saving the world from impending doom.

Based on the Book of Revelations in the bible, I enjoyed the biblical references in the story and I thought it was well written. The characters were strong and I enjoyed the relationship building that went on in the story too. I believe you guys will enjoy this story; it was a thrilling read once the story picked up. If you love mystery/thrillers with a religious twist to it, this would be the book for you.

This one gets 4 Black Orchids

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