Normally, when buying a book, I avoid ones that have “book X or part Y” on the cover because multi-part volumes tend to be poorly written disappointments that are not full stories. There is no such worry with Sean Salazar’s The Babylon Prophecy. In fact, I would recommend the publishers drop “Book 1: Countdown to Doomsday” from the cover lest they scare “series-phobes” from the buying the book. It’s really a novel in itself and there is no sense in missing out or being left hanging at its ending.
The Babylon Prophecy is an epic yarn which would fit nicely with the ‘ancient conspiracy and hidden wars of the ages’ type of airport thriller. It reads well and has a good pace. There is a plot twist between the main characters that seemed a bit obvious to me. Then again, its possible the author didn’t make it too hard to figure out on purpose.
Sean Salazar has clearly done his research and has created a history which is entirely apt. It’s a believable yarn that is just as enjoyable to those who know of the actual history as those who don’t. Enough meat to keep the ancient conspiracy fans happy, but not enough to make it too turgid for newcomers to get into.
Yet another good ripping tale that would be perfect for your next airplane ride or vacation.