THE SACRED ROTA opens doors that many would prefer stay closed.Continuing with the fast paced action of Book I, humanity is beset with growing problems reminiscent of the ancient Biblical plagues.The battle between the Archangel Michael and Mantrella (a.k.a. Lucifer) intensifies as conception of the Old Testament’s Adam becomes a certainty.The rise to power of the UN’s David Dajjal, a puppet of Michael’s, sets the stage for world domination by the Bilderberg Group.New information is revealed about the Tarot Code, the blueprint for man’s future spiritual and physical evolution, and the role of the church’s Sacred Rota in the epic conspiracy to keep humanity in ignorance and ancient institutions in power.Will the hidden god seed in our DNA be activated with Adam’s birth or will secret powers maintain their domination of our destiny?
I have read Waking God II. There are nice action sequences, and nice theological discussions… I do find the novel intriguing, especially in its boldness of philosophy. In my review in my June HiPiers column I will quote a bit of that. I am not aware of anyone else doing this type of thing, though I haven't read The Da Vinci Code, which may be in a similar ballpark. Thirty years ago I did research in Tarot as I wrote my novel Tarot and devised a 10 card Tarot deck, attempting to complete what is obviously incomplete. I remember enough of that to appreciate your discussion, which isn't superficial.
I have waited for some time, the arrival of this book and it was well worth the wait. Philip Harris and Brian Doe have done what no other authors have. They have captured what perhaps just might be the behind the scenes of what goes on in our world each and every day and they bring it to light for the rest of us to see. This is not just a story but a learning experience. What an amazing read. Can't wait for the next one!
Be sure you re-read WAKING GOD, or at least review it a bit,
before you begin WAKING GOD II: THE SACRED ROTA. Otherwise you
may have trouble following the action and keeping the characters
straight, and you don't want to do either. This tale moves along
smartly, and it features an even more varied and intriguing cast
than the first book in this planned trilogy.
Andrew, the young comparative religions professor from Book I,
knows what he needs to do. He needs to give the still sleeping
Adam flesh, by mating with a young and mysterious Middle Eastern
woman known as Mara. The time is right at last, so what can
possibly stop Andrew and Mara from coming together in
fulfillment of prophecy? Well, for one thing, there's Michael.
And then there are those who follow Michael, the great archangel
who's made it his mission to keep humanity in its current
ignorant and deluded state. Ranged on the looming battle's other
side are Mantrella, Bringer of Light, and those who follow him.
Meanwhile, Earth itself convulses as its inhabitants endure the
plagues of Revelation. Will those who can stop Michael act in
time? And even if they do, will they prevail?
Once again authors Doe and Harris draw together the whole range
of humankind's myths and spiritual beliefs, and use those
threads to weave a story no one else could have imagined. The
tale twists and turns, with new puzzles popping up even as those
from the first book resolve (at least in part), until WAKING GOD
II ends with a cliffhanger that may just make you want to
scream. Scream for the next and final installment, that is...!