An epic tale of good and evil based on the four horsemen of the Apocalypse found in the book of Revelation.
Using the four horsemen of the Apocalypse to symbolize the four Gospels, four transcendentals, and four forces of the universe (air, water, earth, and fire), Sweet and Wagner weave a fast-paced, end-times tale of good vs. evil and the promise of a new dawn for humanity.
Set in 2048, when planet Earth is suffering from the damaging effects of years of misuse and abuse, cultural history professor Paul Binder receives a mysterious letter that leads him to examine a lost 2nd-century Diatessaron manuscript. Ancient prophecies, cryptic letters, and strange events set him on a course to uncover the missing clues that could lead humanity into a new age. Each character embodies elements of the four horsemen in a race to save the world from total destruction. Layered with forgotten symbolism from the ancient, Jewish, and Christian traditions, the novel is a type of engaged fiction in which the main character’s lost journal serves as a guide to the reader in interpreting clues and understanding the novel’s conclusion.
This is one of those incredibly rare books that really makes you think! I was completely drawn in from the beginning.
There were many twists and turns throughout the various plot lines that were engaging enough to keep me wanting more, but not overly so that I got confused.
We start off with the mystical date that has everyone buzzing lately, Dec 12, 2012. The ending of the Mayan calendar. No one really knows what is supposed to happen on that particular date. This fiction book takes a look at it and then some.
I loved that these authors interwove pieces from various cultures and religions into their story.
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