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Most Helpful Favorable Review

39 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

Lots of Mystery to Discover

I really enjoyed Sanctus, up until the last 50 pages or so. The beginning is a bit slow, but the chapters are only a few pages long, so you can finish a few and come back to it later. Once the pace picks up, though, you won't be able to put it down. There's so much myst...
I really enjoyed Sanctus, up until the last 50 pages or so. The beginning is a bit slow, but the chapters are only a few pages long, so you can finish a few and come back to it later. Once the pace picks up, though, you won't be able to put it down. There's so much mystery surrounding everything in this book. The central mystery is the secretive ancient relic that the Sancti are guarding in their mountain monastery, but with every point of view shift, there is something new to discover. It reminded me of the Da Vinci Code, until the farfetched, supernatural ending. I should have expected it though, the foreshadowing and clues along the way all hinted to it, but I was hoping the author wouldn't cross genres in the last pages of the book. It was rather disappointing. That said, I'm not going to give this book a poor rating. I thoroughly enjoyed 95% of this book and would read anything this author writes, even if the ending is lacking.

Reviewed by Brittany for Book Sake.

posted by BookSakeBlogspot on September 26, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing. Nothing even close to DaVinci code.

I was really excited about this book, what with a secret, religious society and an ancient, mysterious relic, it seemed right up my alley. But that was before I read it. I am astonished that other reviewers compared this book with "The DaVinci Code" - what an insult to ...
I was really excited about this book, what with a secret, religious society and an ancient, mysterious relic, it seemed right up my alley. But that was before I read it. I am astonished that other reviewers compared this book with "The DaVinci Code" - what an insult to Dan Brown! None of Brown's cleverness, intricate plotting, nor research went into this novel. The premise was interesting and might have made a great book had someone with the talent of a Dan Brown written it, however, it failed on so many levels for me. I really wanted to like it, but instead felt like I had wasted several hours of my life that are gone forever. Skip this book and re-read "The DaVinci Code."

posted by 7870305 on March 7, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Disappointing. Nothing even close to DaVinci code.

    I was really excited about this book, what with a secret, religious society and an ancient, mysterious relic, it seemed right up my alley. But that was before I read it. I am astonished that other reviewers compared this book with "The DaVinci Code" - what an insult to Dan Brown! None of Brown's cleverness, intricate plotting, nor research went into this novel. The premise was interesting and might have made a great book had someone with the talent of a Dan Brown written it, however, it failed on so many levels for me. I really wanted to like it, but instead felt like I had wasted several hours of my life that are gone forever. Skip this book and re-read "The DaVinci Code."

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    No Load

    Great reviews! To bad I couldn't read it since it would not load!!

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Sanctus

    Suspenseful. Far fetched story is an insult to Christians.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2013

    Disjointed narrative, Incorrect geography. Incorrect Latin. Blas

    Disjointed narrative, Incorrect geography. Incorrect Latin. Blasphemous story line. I'm so happy that I got this book as a freebie. I would hate to think I had wasted money on it. If possible, I would have rated this book in the negatives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Ok

    I completed it but had mixed feelings

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Not Bad!

    The main part of the book was fascinating, riveting and exciting. The ending was illogicical, frustrating and not fulfilling to the storyline. Relationships were not closed or in some cases revisited. The battle of ancient religions were confused with no resolution. If I had known how the end was written I would not have started.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    book lover

    Awful.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    Not for me

    scary book....couldnt read it.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    Recommend

    Good Read - Interesting Story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Good story

    I enjoyed the story-but because I realized it is total blasphemy and against everything I stand for , it received only 1 star-it's unfortunate that a gifted writer would conjure up a work such as this-I will not pursue any more of his books.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    I read the book and enjoyed most of it, then read the raving rev

    I read the book and enjoyed most of it, then read the raving reviews. I have to say that this book was a disappointment. The ending was not believable to me and was far-fetched. The characters lacked depth. I've read a lot better thrillers than this one and will not be reading anything else this author writes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Disappointing

    This book gave me a headache.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Annonymous

    Dumb dumb dumb. The end leaves you completely hanging.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    HORRIBLE

    This author is as hateful as Raymond Khoury! Such a waste. ::sigh::

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Book

    Is this a good book for a teenager to read

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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