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Book of the Week: The Lost Angel by Javier Sierra

November 8, 2011

If you’re a fan of thrillers and historical mysteries and you’ve taken our FictionFinder Quiz recently (it’s newly updated with a fresh batch of brand-new books!), you may have gotten Javier Sierra’s The Lost Angel as one of your recommendations.

Based on the author’s extensive research of ancient cultures and religions, The Lost Angel is a fast-paced thriller set in a world defined by a high-stakes battle for salvation. I hate to bring a certain author of a certain other very popular historical/religious mystery from several years ago into this, but let’s just say that many reviewers have made the comparison of Javier Sierra to D_  B_, and all seem to agree that Sierra’s research, writing, and plot all win out for depth and sophistication. In other words, this is a meaty thriller with substance.

“Sierra has fashioned a spine-tingling apocalyptic thriller set in real-world locations and based on well-researched mythology and scientific facts, with just the right amount of fiction to make for an excellent read.” —Library Journal

For more, check out the book’s website, and videos of  the author discussing some of the fascinating history he uncovered while researching the book: here and here and here.

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