In the year 1997 I was a traveling musician. 1997 was the year my travels took me to an ancient town in Germany called Rothenberg… more specifically, the Cathedral of the Holy Blood Altar. It was there I witnessed with my own eyes a very interesting relic; a capsule said to contain three drops of Christ’s blood. This immediately piqued my imagination. What would happen if they actually found DNA within the capsule and cross-matched it with tissue found on the Shroud of Turin? What if it matched? This little flight of fantasy was the beginning of a journey that took me through dozens of false starts, years of writing and eventually through the never-ending editing process. The tale that emerged was as much a surprise to me as to anyone. It was very much like a story breaking free and escaping from my computer.
I sincerely hope that you will find my novel entertaining and that you will continue the journey on through the next three books in the series.
The story of the infant clone of Christ and his surrogate parents continue as they flee the long arm of 'The Vinces.' Rejoin them as they settle in a strange, lawless wilderness once known as The United States of America…
I downloaded the sample of this book out of curiosity more than anything else. I wasn’t a quarter way through the sample before I realized this author was really on to something. The most surprising of which was a way to earn up to 50% on a specific, well known investment. If you think that sounds too good to be true, trust me. It’s an investment you’ve heard of too…If you’re like me, you’ve simply never thought of it in the way this author did. I’m giving this little book 5 stars simply because, I’m changing the way I do things because of it.
Because I’m a smashwords author myself, I enjoy downloading samples of books I’m interested in... compare them to my own. I have to admit, I delete most of them within the first 5 pages. Truth is, because of a little head hopping from the get-go I nearly threw this one away. I’m glad I didn’t. It turned out to be a real nail biter. It’s the story of a little boy who becomes profoundly affected after an NDE. The premise grabbed me from the start. I give it 4 stars, rather than 5, because of the few POV “errors” at the beginning.
As a Smashwords writer myself, I can only tell you that Francis Perretto's prose is something to be studied. As far as The Chosen One is concerned, to quote Kevin Conway, a friend whose friendship I forged while reading this book, "Louis Redmond is who I want to be when I grow up."
I couldn't believe it when this book popped up on the Smashwords roster.I specifically purchased it for the privilege of being the first to review it here. I first read Princes years ago and to say it made a lasting impression on me would be an understatement. Please read this book!