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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Witch of Babylon by D.J. McIntosh Giveaway & Review


Title: The Witch of Babylon

Author: D.J. McIntosh

ISBN: 978-0-7653-3366-7

Publisher: Forge

Source: ARC from Publisher

Rating: DNF


 Out of the searing heat and sandstorms of the infamous summer of 2003 in Baghdad comes The Witch of Babylon, a gripping story rooted in ancient Assyrian lore and its little-known but profound significance for the world.

John Madison is a Turkish-American art dealer raised by his much older brother, Samuel, a mover and shaker in New York's art world. Caught between his brother's obsession with saving a priceless relic looted from Iraq's National Museum and a deadly game of revenge staged by his childhood friend, John must solve a puzzle to find the link between a modern-day witch and an ancient one.

Aided by Tomas, an archaeologist, and Ari, an Iraqi photojournalist—two men with their own secrets to hide—John races against time to decipher a biblical prophecy that leads to the dark history behind the science of alchemy. Kidnapped by villainous fortune hunters, John is returned to Iraq, where a fabulous treasure trove awaits discovery—if he can stay alive long enough to find it. (from Goodreads)

My Thoughts:


While the premise of this book intrigued me, I found that I could not get interested in the plot and eventually it just fizzled out and became my first review book that I did not finish.

Elements of this book reminded me of The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie but mostly the book just fell flat. I made it to chapter 13 before finally giving up the book for good.

I have 1 Hardback copy to giveaway.

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Giveaway Ends: October 30

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bn100 said...

Nice review. This sounds interesting.


Martha Lawson said...

Thanks for the chance!

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traveler said...

Fascinating novel and a wonderful review. thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

The Witch of Babylon sounds unique and captivating. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Maureen said...

It looks like an intriguing setting.
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