November 4, 2009

Review & Giveaway: In The Courts Of The Sun by Brian D'Amato



According to the Mayan calendar, the world is going to end on December 12, 2012. The Warren Group is trying to use technology to figure out a way to stop the world from ending. In the end, will their work pay off or is hope beyond reach?

This is an exciting book that truthfully scared me out of my wits. I can handle horror novels and scary movies but this book shook me to my core. Not because of monsters or serial killers but because this is a true prediction, it struck a nerve. The writing is superb and I'm going to have to add Brian to my list of favorite authors.

Book Information:
In The Courts Of The Sun by Brian D'Amato
Penguin Group (USA)
9780451229069
Nov. 2009
704 pages
$16.00 US

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One of my readers will receive a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book so that I could write an honest review.


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85 comments:

  1. Ooh! I've actually been really wanting to read this! It's even on my wishlist at Amazon. Looks awesome!
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  3. 1+ for commenting..scary book

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  5. In the Courts of the Sun sounds like a page turner. I'd love to win this.

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  10. sounds great!

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  16. I have been waiting to see this reviewed as friends have been talking about it.

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  24. This sounds like such an interesting book!

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  35. +1 - This looks so interesting & scary. I'd love to read the book.
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  37. I'd love to win this for my husband because he is so fasinated with this prediction of the world endind in 2012!!

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