Six writers of historical mysteries and thrillers come together in The Lost Prophecies to imagine the far-reaching consequences of a book foretelling future events. This book is fabulous: to quote one of its characters, "A combination of history, religion, and mysticism was like manna from heaven" to me.
The events prophesied in The Lost Prophecies originate in a small black book, laid out in enigmatic and beautifully lettered Latin: they are the ravings of a possessed orphan in sixth century Ireland. Easily twisted around true events, the prophecies of the little black book seem to hold truth within their twists and turns. Six mysteries of intrigue and treason, rebellion and murder result over two millenia and we the reader are brought to realize truly the power of the written word.
The Lost Prophecies captivates as it moves through the past and forward in our our current century to a future of small but determined hope for mankind. This book has its roster of heroes, good decent people who look for answers beyond (ironically) the written word and the popular lines and doctrines, people who find truth in their hearts, sustenance in their goodness, and knowledge through their very human failings. Maybe such heroes are mythical but I don't think so. We see something familiar in them, something to hope for and aspire to. And that is the true power of words.
For more reviews, go to www.readallday.org.