Rating: 3.5 out of 10
Eight days before the summer solstice, a man is butchered in a blood-freezing sacrifice on the ancient site of Stonehenge before a congregation of robed worshippers. Within hours, one of the world’s foremost treasure hunters has shot himself in his country mansion. And to his estranged son, young archaeologist Gideon Chase, he leaves a cryptic letter . . . Teaming up with an intrepid Wiltshire policewoman, Gideon soon exposes a secret society – an ancient international legion devoted for thousands of years to Stonehenge. With a charismatic and ruthless new leader at the helm, the cult is now performing ritual human sacrifices in a terrifying bid to unlock the secret of the stones. Packed with codes, symbology, relentless suspense, and fascinating detail about the history of one of the world’s most mysterious places, The Stonehenge Legacy is a blockbuster thriller to rival the very best of Dan Brown.
I had this book on my bookshelf for a while, and was one that I had been wanting to read for a while, when my mojo was in a ‘Dan Brown’ mood, which is what I was in when I picked up this book. The problem was that this was not a a ‘Dan Brown’ Type book!
In this book there are two main characters; both of whom are one dimensional. Gideon Chase had the potential to be a fantastic and much loved character if the author had really wanted. But alias, this was not the case.
It starts off at Gideon’s Father house where he commits suicide. You find out that Gideon’s father had lots of Secrets hidden quite literally in his house. Gideon who (Which is the only bit Dan Brown) during his childhood was taught how to solve codes and cryptic messages. This helps him solve the secret diaries his Father kept. Unlinke Dan Brown we done get involved in this process, we don’t feel like we are making a discovery at the same time. One minute he has sat down with his tea and cheese about to start this ‘great challenge’ Next we return to find that he has figured it all out and he knows what is going on. Great disappointment.
The rather short chapters flit between Gideon and the other one dimensional character a female Policewoman who was so boring that I have actually forgot her name! Anyway, she has to gave Gideon the bad news about his estranged father while at the same time is dragged into a murder and missing persons case. Are the two by chance or related!!!!??!!!
Overall it was more bland than the Magnola Wallpaper in my bedroom. Bland, average storyline, bland characters the only thing that wasn’t bland was the book cover.