Pub Date 31 Aug 2019
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A young couple are scuba diving off the Cornish coast when they find a mysterious object on the seabed. What is it? They soon discover it’s not what it seems and it possesses mysterious powers. Its past is buried in history, and it has links with Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada.
Others hear about their find and will stop at nothing to get it. The couple are hunted, and challenged to their limits until, in a tense climax, they must make a decision that will change the rest of their lives.
The action switches between the present day and Tudor England in this intriguing thriller, which will appeal to readers of Dan Brown and Tom Harper.
This adventure novel is fast-paced with strong elements of mystery. The central premise is well-thought out – although the history hopping is a little complicated to begin with – and the characters are interesting and well-defined. There is plenty of pace, particularly towards the end, and the author has littered his story with an array of twists and turns.
The plot is interesting in many ways. I loved how The God Jar connected the different parts of history. Also, I liked how the author was not content on giving us just a thriller, but a strong mystery too. I enjoyed this author’s writing style – he is a good writer and is very capable at describing setting and characters without being overly flowery. The characters are vividly constructed too. I liked Amy the best; she’s smart, has guts and, most importantly, she’s fun to root for. The author is
The characters are vividly constructed too. I liked Amy the best; she’s smart, has guts and, most importantly, she’s fun to root for. The author is also confident with ‘speech’ with plenty of ‘showing’ and not ‘telling’, a good sign of a confident author. Finally, the author is not scared to keep a sentence short and simple where it’s needed; and, by doing so, helping to improve the pacing where speed is needed.
To sum up, the author works hard to offer the readers plenty of thrills and spills to keep them interested. With snappy speech and an exciting ending, this is perfect for any thriller/mystery addict. In fact, it is so good, I was engrossed.
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