Book Review: The Book of Stolen Tales


veronica | When I first read The Witch of Babylon, I was hooked. Just hooked. D.J. McIntosh just has a way of revealing historical fact in her fiction that makes for such an entertaining read. I was not disappointed with The Book of Stolen Tales, the second in her Mesopotamian Trilogy.

John Madison once again finds himself in the middle of yet another harrowing adventure, this time in Italy and the Middle East, the stakes are so much higher when he realizes that his enemies are not just the living.

The Book of Stolen Tales opens on the origins of the books themselves and their sordid, vile past. From that prologue alone, I knew this was going to be great. As Madison bounced around tracking the book down with the help of some questionable characters, we are yet drawn back to Iraq, where some of the world’s oldest and rarest artifacts exist.

It’s nice to read of characters that are perfect and fill a role but it’s much more satisfying to cheer on a flawed protagonist whose morals come into question but fit in the story so well that they may as well be real.

If you haven’t started or read the Mesopotamian Trilogy, what are you waiting for? You won’t be disappointed!


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may 28, 2013