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Sanctus by Simon Toyne
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Sep 26, 2011

really liked it

I really enjoyed Sanctus, up until the last 50 pages or so. The beginning is a bit slow, but the chapters are only a few pages long, so you can finish a few and come back to it later. Once the pace picks up, though, you won’t be able to put it down. There’s so much mystery surrounding everything in this book. The central mystery is the secretive ancient relic that the Sancti are guarding in their mountain monastery, but with every point of view shift, there is something new to discover. It reminded me of the Da Vinci Code, until the farfetched, supernatural ending. I should have expected it though, the foreshadowing and clues along the way all hinted to it, but I was hoping the author wouldn’t cross genres in the last pages of the book. It was rather disappointing. That said, I’m not going to give this book a poor rating. I thoroughly enjoyed 95% of this book and would read anything this author writes, even if the ending is lacking.

Reviewed by Brittany for Book Sake.
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Georgette Oh no, Jessica, that's not good. That's where I'm at now, fifty pages from the end. LOL. So far I love it.

Jessica at Book Sake Hahha, let me know what you think of those last pages!!

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