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Monday, October 13

Book Review: The Heresy



Awhile ago, a blogger friend of mine emailed me to ask if I would be interested in doing a book review for one of three books she could send my way. Of course I said yes, I do love reading, and she sent it right over in PDF form for me to check out. It's now a month later, and here I am finally writing the review!


I was instantly intrigued by the book just by the description on Musa's website.

We are alone in the universe, but the universe is not alone.
Rome, September, 1978
Pope John Paul I is found dead in his bedroom. No autopsy is performed.
The body of a young nun is discovered near the Vatican. The verdict, death by poisoning.
Present Day
Dominic Quinn returns to Ireland to attend his father’s funeral. His sole inheritance, a mystery dating back two thousand years. His only clues, a few enigmatic words that others would prefer stay buried – at any cost.
Surrounded by lethal enemies, Dominic is drawn into the shadowy world of Vatican covert operations. He travels to Rome to unravel the secrets of a first-century manuscript, reputedly written by the Virgin Mary. What he finds will challenge everything he thought he knew about his past, his faith, and the nature of the universe itself.
And, in an unexcavated area of the necropolis beneath the Vatican, the evil that pursues him will clash head on with the divine.

With a description like that, how could I not like it?
I love anything to do with the Supernatural, and it actually first made me think of The Monk by Matthew Lewis (which it definitely is not similar to at all, so I was wrong, haha). In any case, I read it over a few weeks since the last month or so has been filled with work, sickness, and midterms.

And I liked it!

I didn't absolutely love it, but I liked it. And I would recommend it.

The characters, Dominic specifically, are really believable and Stephen Marley is a good writer. I've never been to Rome but he made me feel like I could see what I was reading, which is great. I think for me, his style just isn't my favorite. I liked the plot, the writing, and the characters though, and I would absolutely tell other people to pick it up, but for me, I'd give it a 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.


Have you read anything lately? 

Happy Monday! :)

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17 comments:

  1. I recently did a review through Musa Publishing too, and even though it was a different book, I had the same feelings as you did - I liked it, but didn't love it. I think the description of this book definitely sounds interesting. I love Rome, and I'm sure it would have been neat to see the city come to life through the pages.

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    1. It definitely was. I'm gonna go check out what book you read through Musa. :)

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  2. I love Rome too, and this looks really good! I love thrillers and religious conspiracy theories.

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    1. Thrillers are definitely in my top favorites! :)

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  3. Now u got me interested on this book i will try to see if i can find it in my country.

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    1. You can download it to your computer as a PDF! :)

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    2. Hi, Eymi! The Heresy is an ebook, so it is available worldwide! You can actually purchase it here. The book currently has a 30% discount btw. (;

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  4. Oh, shoot! I was all ready to hunt this book down until you got to the supernatural part. I love a thriller and a mystery, but no supernatural stuff for me. It sounds like a great premise, though.

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  5. I can totally see how became intrigued by that description .. I did too! Wow, I definitely need to read this.

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    1. You absolutely should! And let me know what you think! :)

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  6. This sounds like it may be interesting. I don't usually read many books outside of classic novels. Just finished Swan Song though and it was pretty good!

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    1. I'll have to look it up! I do love the classics as well. :)

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  7. It sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the review.

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  8. I like the review. One might be really surprised how shadowy the Vatican really is

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    1. I feel like it's probably MUCH more than most people think or see, haha.

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