A Taste of the Apocalypse by Frank Fiore
I received this book for free after accepting a request from the author to read and review the book.
I’m going to try not to include any spoilers in this review.
I liked this book. I found it engaging, fast-paced and action packed. It kept me turning the pages to see what happened next. The author does a good job of relaying a lot of historical information without seeming pedantic or boring. The twists and fusion of history and conspiracy theory was fresh, interesting and entertaining.
The description of this book claims the book is like “Indiana Jones meets National Treasure.” In my opinion, it’s more “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” and “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.” In other words, enjoyable and a good read, but not quite as good as the original. (I also find it more helpful for books to be described in relation to other books, not movies.) It’s action packed, but I felt it lacked in suspense. Occasionally, I found some of the twists and turns confusing. I thought most of the character development was shallow. The “Epilogue” was just downright awkward and confusing, and could be skipped altogether.
That said, I’d read the next book in this series. I think most of the problems I had with the book are a reflection of the non-fiction background of the author and his fiction writing will improve over time. I look forward to seeing if that’s the case.
The Kindle version at $0.99 is a bargain. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.