Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Book of Blood and Shadow

THE BOOK OF BLOOD AND SHADOW by Robin Wasserman. Knopf, 2012.

Nora has been taking a college class where she and some others are charged with translating a series of letters between a sister and her brother. Buried within these letters is a dark secret: the secret of the Lumen Dei. Now, Chris is dead and his girlfriend Adriane is catatonic. Worst still, Max is missing. All those who had an association to the letters and the Lumen Dei are affected. Nora follows the trail from the letters to Prague where she hopes to find max and some answers to her questions about the Lumen Dei. She has no idea what to expect, but danger does lurk around every corner. Wasserman combines ancient lore, murder, mystery and more in this daVinci Code type story for young adults. Nora is a compelling and complex character. The plot with its twists and turns will keep readers turning the pages (sometimes peering warily). <415>

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