Review of “Astrum Divinus”

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Book Review – “Astrum Divinus” eBook was published in 2013 and was written by John D. Christopher. This is Mr. Christopher’s only publication.

I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘PG’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is set in Englad, France and Germany. The primary character is historian Dr. Peter Northcott.

Northcott has been having disturbing dreams since child hood. Now in his early 30s he is sudddenly drawn into a destiny he was unprepared for. His family has been part of an order fighting evil for centuries. Now he must step up and be the weapon to confront a new campaign by the devil to take over the world.

I enjoyed the 9.5 hours I spent with this 277 page Religious Thriller. It was a little reminiscent of the Dan Brown novels, though not as involved. There was a lot about Northcott, but little about his adversaries, and frankly his battles with the forces of evil were a little disappointing. The cover is reasonable given the story, but not one that makes me want to read the book. I give this novel a 3.4 (rounded down to a 3) out of 5.

My book reviews are also published on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31181778-john-purvis).

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