For a first book by an author, this one is a winner! The plot, while unusual, is exciting, and the characters involved are fleshed out quite well. The premise is that the Devil has decided to end the world before its time, and will use information from the Book of Revelations to do so. The Catholic Church spends 20 years looking for the being (human or divine) who can possibly stop this.
There's a lot of religion in this book, and for a change the Catholic Church is seen in a good light, for their members are the ones doing the searching, and when they find the person who apparently is the one sought, they begin her training to stop the oncoming apocalypse. There are thrills and chills aplenty in this work, and it's areal page turner! I spent too many late night telling myself "Just one more chapter before bedtime".
The Catholic hierarchy from Vatican City makes an appearance, including the Pope. There are cardinals, Swiss Guards, priests, monks, and other assorted folks all involved in this act of desperation to save the world from impending doom. Some angels, and even Jesus, make an appearance to move along the plot.
I don't want to give away anything about the plot, for it's a good one, and readers should find out about it and follow it themselves. Suffice it to say that the ultimate fate of the world is decided in Jerusalem, and that's all I'm going to say about it. It's a tremendous read, and I highly recommend it!
In her debut novel, "The Sounding," Carrie Salo writes an angelic coming-of-age tale that is sure to please lovers of angels and apocalyptic aficionados who enjoy supernatural adventure softened by moments of deep doubt and human fragility. Despite a penchant for describing locales from a tour guides pedagogical perspective and her hackneyed and almost requisite inclusion of the growing romantic love between girl and priest, Salo manages to craft a fast-moving storyline and a heroine that struggles … more
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Well, it's finally happened! After quite some time researching, traveling, writing, editing and searching, The Sounding is finally available in print (and in screen, for those of you on Kindle). I am so proud to offer my first novel to you, and I want you to know that I put more into this one bound piece of fiction than I have into anything else. I hope it takes you away. I hope it brings you close to a new group of characters that will be as alive for you as they are for me. I hope it scares you and thrills you. I hope you fall in love. I hope you are sad to put it down. I hope you take it on a flight, to the beach, to your bed. I hope you drop it into the hands of someone else. I hope you wrinkle its pages, leave chocolate smudges on its corners and make it what only you can make it:a well-read book.