Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wayward Son by Tom Pollack ~ review

Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Cascada (November 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450755631

Synopsis from

November 4, 2011
A Powerful Tremor Unearths an Ancient Secret.

Buried near Italy’s Mt. Vesuvius is a fortified observatory containing artifacts dating to the earliest record of human events. Only one person—the Getty Museum’s Amanda James—can unlock the mysterious doors that guard the chamber.
But once inside, Amanda is shocked to discover evidence left behind by a notorious Biblical killer—who long ago wandered off the pages of history.
When a strange relic unveils the miraculous truth about this villain, Amanda must confront sinister forces intent on suppressing her stunning revelation—before it alters the destiny of millions.
The first novel in a series, Wayward Son propels the reader back in time, where epic adventures in Egypt, Greece, China and Rome collide with modern-day intrigue and suspense. Journey with Amanda and witness the extraordinary saga of the world's original Wayward Son! 

My take on this book:
Ever read a book where the cover just sort of has you wondering whether the story is going to be anything that you might enjoy? For me that's how this book was, the cover just didn't grab me, but once I started reading the book, well I was totally drawn in, and found myself hooked!  When an earthquake opens up a crevice where an underground door is discovered, archaeologist Amanda James is called to come to the sight. Once she unlocks the door to the chamber the real story begins. 

I love reading historical fiction and when it involves someone from the Bible, it's even better. This book revolves around the character of Cain, yep that Cain the son of Adam and Eve, the one who killed his brother Abel. The majority of this book  follows Cain,and the author puts his own spin on Cain's story and allows us to see how good and evil followed him as he wandered. we also get the present day story of Amanda. The author does a pretty good job of shifting between past and present, although I really must say that my favorite parts of the story revolved around Cain, and the historical aspects of the book. For me this was a great story, and it made me think about not only Cain but the other Biblical characters mentioned in the story.I actually picked up my Bible and reread Cain's story in Genesis. While this book does have Christian undertones, it is much more than that. The author weaves together suspense, mystery, history, intrigue, and an ending that left me wanting more. I will certainly be watching for the next book in this series!

rating 4.5/5

*Thanks to Glass Roads PR for providing me a complimentary e-book copy of this book for review.*


  1. It was a huge book! So glad you liked it!!! :O)

  2. Diane, I totally agree about it being a huge book, but since I read it on my e-reader I really didn't pay to much attention, when I read a thick book in hard copy I am often intimidated by books that are 500 pages. Thanks for dropping by. Merry Christmas!

  3. Wow, this sounds really unique :)

    I like historical fiction, though I've found that when, as here, the story shifts between two time periods, one of the two storylines suffers by comparison. I find it interesting that reading the book on your e-reader made the length less of an issue.

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Brenda :)

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