Ammon and John are searching for the glowing stones that guided the brother of Jared across the ocean but for very different reasons. Joined by John's daughter, Sariah, they get more than they bargained for as they learn they aren't the only ones searching for these precious artifacts. This thrilling adventure will have your whole family racing to the last page.
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The Lost Stones by Paul Rimmasch This book was so much fun to read! It has everything--adventure, Book of Mormon archaeology, and a wee bit of romance. Ammon's seemingly innocent question regarding the sixteen stones the Jaredites used leads him into the adventure of a lifetime. He gets to meet some very interesting people and some dangerous people. He is pushed beyond what he thinks his physical and spiritual limits are as he tries to keep up with his new friends, John, and his daughter Sariah. It turns out to be a good thing they had Ammon along for the ride. I've always been fascinated with Book of Mormon archaeology--who isn't? I learned new things without feeling like an info dump. This book combines an exciting mix of real research, folklore, and a conspiracy theory (which I like to believe in myself). I sometimes wonder how much farther ahead mankind would be if it weren't for conspiring men. I'm in total awe of all the research that went into this endeavor. Research is Eternal and the author has definitely done his homework. I can't wait to read the next in the series!
I really liked this book. It is filled with Mormon concepts. some of which I was completely unfamiliar with and had to ask my husband what it was talking about- which was frustrating. But I obviously liked the book enough to ask. Which says something by itself. This book has a great character arc development. I love how they change throughout the entire thing. Ammon's constant questioning really adds to his character. He's a real character- one that could easily be that guy who sits in class and always seems to have a question that plays the Devil's Advocate. Sariah's devotion to her father is truly that of a child that has lost a parent. Paul writes real characters. I didn't read the book for its religious aspect, which it has if you like that kinda thing, I read it because it connects to a subject I love- archaeology. I felt like the book had Indiana Jones elements thrown in. John Byrd seems to channel the fictional character. Anyways, I loved the book. I recommend it to those that enjoy action/adventure books even if they have religion mixed in. If you don't like religion in your fictional writing, then you might need to look at a different book. It is still a great read.