Solomon's Throne

Solomon's Throne

by Jennings Wright

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ISBN-13: 9780985784010
Publisher: Jennings Wright
Publication date: 07/14/2012
Pages: 374
Sales rank: 1,044,693
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Rockledge, Florida, Jennings spent her early years reading anything she could get her hands on, when she wasn't spending time in and on the water. She won a prize in the 6th grade for her writing.

Jennings attended the University of Tampa, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, and almost enough credits for B.A.s in both English and History. She spent time over the years doing various kinds of script doctoring, business writing, editing, and teaching writing, but mostly having and raising her family, homeschooling her children, owning and running a business with her husband, and starting a non-profit to Uganda.

Thanks to a crazy idea called NaNoWriMo, Jennings got back into creative writing in 2011 and hasn't stopped since. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, a political writer, and two children, and travels extensively.

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Solomon's Throne 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, the character relationships, and the exoctic settings where the story took place. But most of all I enjoyed the mystery, courage and adventure that Jennings portrayed through the pages. Solomons Throne has what it takes to be a good mystery. Don't miss it! Now, on to its sequel.
NYM More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars would probably be more accurate, but I don't know how to do half stars. Solomon's Throne is the story of an ancient letter and treasure hidden and kept secret down through the generations, from the beginnings of the Catholic Church to the present day. After the letter and a journal containing clues as to the whereabouts of King Solomon's throne are stolen, Rei and Gideon Quinn are hired to recover the artifacts and locate the throne. The couple must follow clues left by a long dead Jesuit priest while avoiding monks who are tracking them in an attempt to keep the church's secret and recover the stolen letter as well. All in all a pretty good plot and characters. I did find the suspense was a little lacking and I was unclear as to how the monks kept finding the Quinns across various continents. It was a fun read, and quick, but I felt there could have been more detail and build-up to the final resolution. I think this would be a good book for an early teen reader as there is no sex and very little violence.
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
This book was a bit like a married Indiana Jones minus the snakes, booby traps, and melting people. Action and adventure. Exotic locations and historical facts. Chases and mysterious clues. And some very strange dudes dressed in black. What more could you ask for? This book features some historical tidbits from little known locations. I had never heard of the Portuguese Spice Route or the Stone Houses before. The locations and history mentioned are sending me on a search for more information, I'd really like to learn more about these fascinating places. This will sound a bit strange, but the thing I liked best about Solomon's Throne was the author's writing style. She wrote more like a man, much like the famous Montana author Dorothy M. Johnson. Some women can't write action/adventure and some can and Jennings Wright is a woman who can. Solomon's Throne was a very enjoyable adventure and I am looking forward to reading the next book. Note: This book did have some language issues in a few spots.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is poorly written, based on an improbable premise and riddled with typographical errors. The letter of St. Paul becomes almost a Hitchcockian macguffin. The struggle for control of the early Christian church is a far more interesting premise for a story than the one actually told about the hunt for, as it turns out, an unbelievable ancient throne. The plot is plodding. The unlikely arch villains are inept and never rise to a compelling level of menace — in-fact, after centuries of single-minded pursuit of Paul’s letter, the never menacing society of black monks folds after ineptly concluding their single-minded, centuries-long pursuit. Other than to set up a weak storyline, I can see no purpose for a series of clues contained in buried letters left by a defrocked 17th century Jesuit priest. The author’s descriptive powers are weak — all food is delicious, all ruined walls are 20 feet thick, the right arm of every foe is incapacitated etc. For the head of security of a powerful international corporation, the hero’s logistical planning (or lack thereof) is incredible (who goes on a three-day trek into an unknown, deep cave system with just single flashlight for each member of the team?). The hero’s inability to muster capable backup forces from a wealthy global employer to back his play at any point in this story is remarkable. Quality writing should be backed by quality proofreading. I have never read a published work with so many typos and omissions. I do not abandon stories once begun, even if they are badly written and paced. But, I ended up skimming and skipping portions of this tract simply to get through it. I do not recommend “Solomon’s Throne” — there are far too many good books by skillful, interesting authors to be read. This isn’t one of them. I am going to delete this book now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice read for a jr. High school kid. So predictable and lacking in imagination. Two stars is a liberal rating!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An adult Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, fast paced, good plot, and story. Recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very much like the Indiana Jones series. More oriented to young readers. Would make for good movie.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first half was very interesting. The second half became ludicrous and impractical, with an ending that was pie in the sky fairy tale "and they all lived happy in the everafter even though they took none of the treasure for themselves and the bad guys decided to become good guys...the end."