The Rapture Of Darkness

( 1 )

Overview

"Will St. Malachy's Prophecy of the Popes be fulfilled in 2012? ... are these the End Times?"

"The Rapture of Darkness"....is the inspiring story of an American Vice-President, an Irish Bishop, and a Professor of Antiquities determined to save the Catholic Church, America and the World before the arrival of the "Doomsday Date" of December 21, 2012.

“Finally, a novel has been written as an antidote to 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'Left Behind' series!"

Most believe that Cal St. Martin is the debonair professor of ...

See more details below
Paperback
$18.67
BN.com price
(Save 6%)$19.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (2) from $17.31   
  • New (2) from $17.31   
The Rapture of Darkness: A Novel of Hope for the Coming Age

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$6.99
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$7.99 List Price

Overview

"Will St. Malachy's Prophecy of the Popes be fulfilled in 2012? ... are these the End Times?"

"The Rapture of Darkness"....is the inspiring story of an American Vice-President, an Irish Bishop, and a Professor of Antiquities determined to save the Catholic Church, America and the World before the arrival of the "Doomsday Date" of December 21, 2012.

“Finally, a novel has been written as an antidote to 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'Left Behind' series!"

Most believe that Cal St. Martin is the debonair professor of antiquities at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. But the new American president, Mike Rounds, knows the real truth—

Prof. Cal St. Martin is a man with a hidden past––and a secret mission.

Three days before the Presidential election, the story begins when a satellite falls from orbit and strikes Washington, D.C. Mike concludes that it isn’t a random event or terrorism when a strange gold box is found amidst the wreckage, addressed to—”The Future Bishop of Armagh, Ireland.”

Then, four members of the U.S. Supreme Court vanish without a trace and several top-secret stealth planes go missing. So, Mike goes to Armagh, Ireland to deliver the gold box to the new Archbishop, Diarmuid Martin, and sets out to discover who is responsible for the strange events.

Mike’s journey takes him into a world of international political intrigue, adventure, and religious mystery involving stolen relics, missing underworld leaders, end times predictions, and the prophecies of an obscure twelfth-century Irish saint named Malachy.

As Mike solves the mystery of who is responsible for the thefts and abductions, the Archbishop unravels clues left by Professor St. Martin which will answer the questions on everyone’s mind…

... Are these the Last Days?

... And will “Doomsday” 2012 really bring the end of the world?

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449733407
  • Publisher: Author Solutions dba WestBow Press A Division of T
  • Publication date: 12/12/2011
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted February 5, 2012

    A Thoughtful and Hopeful Novel About 2012; Worth the Read!

    It is a novel or a puzzle? Truth? Fiction? A mixture? The answer is yes, and so, for some, this novel will be a challenge, exactly because it tries to be so much. But that's why it is so good!
    It's part history, historical fiction, alternative history, political and religious mystery, apocalyptic speculation, and legend. It incorporates real public figures, world events, and astronomical events, both past and future, in a speculative fictional storyline quite unlike most novels. Some call this a "faction" ... blending facts and fiction, and with light touches of near-science fiction and fantasy, too. It's an intriguing approach to story-telling, indeed.
    And so, this isn't a cheap dime-store novel or an easy beach read.
    BUT it IS well worth the investment of your time. Like Gulliver's Travels, it can be read on several levels ... as a basic story about 2012; as a puzzle to explore and Google your way through, unraveling new discoveries and "ah-ha" moments; or as an intriguing synthesis for those who already have a strong background in the history of Ireland and the Catholic Church, and science, American and world government and politics, Catholic theology, prophecy, relics, and hagiography (the study of the lives of the saints).
    I think for the patient reader, this story delivers, as the author explores new horizons most of us probably know little about --- metamaterials, advances in stealth technology, quiet supersonic transport, solar flares and cmes, other astronomical events, scriptural accounts of the end times, relics, the traditional Latin liturgy, the prophecies of St. Malachy, and other private Catholic revelations.
    Although the main current of the story isn't difficult to navigate, the banks of this river are filled with so many fascinating and dangerous things that readers may lose the story somewhat and go off course, but if they keep with it, they will conclude a journey ultimately far more interesting and full of lessons worth learning.
    What I found most interesting about the book were the coincidences and connections the author makes between individuals, events, and things ... e.g., Glenn Luther Martin, Archbishop Martin, Vanguard I, the years 1958 and 2012, St. Patrick and St. Malachy, coming astronomical events and Matthew 24, and familiar names from the American political landscape, to name a few.
    Also, I liked the subtle clues the author left to stir the reader's interest in uncovering the true identity of Professor Cal St. Martin (the info about his son is a helpful clue ...). I think the author respects the readers' intelligence and invites them to make their own discoveries.
    As well, the novel breaks new ground, first as a faction novel (there really aren't many around), second as a complex puzzle-novel --- a delight for the engaged reader, and one with a hopeful message for 2012 (unlike most apocalyptic literature) and also, because it allows moralists to ponder whether the results of the protagonist's actions are justified by the means.
    This is a good first novel, worth a read; you'll be amused and challenged, and you'll learn a great deal. The author has done a good job of setting up the premise for rest of the trilogy. Definitely five-stars, and I'd keep an eye out for the coming Companion Guide to the novel, which will be great for book clubs and study groups.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)