Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Firstborn by Conlan Brown

For a first novel, Conlan Brown sure knows how to keep a reader captivated! I was hooked from page one and felt starved until I wrapped it up late last night. What a story!

"The Firstborn" chronicles the...well...the firstborn. Gifted in one of three ways: hindsight, foresight, or insight, they came into being at the time of Christ's death.

Since then, the three have parted ways. No longer united, they are also no longer effective for what they were born for.

Until the murder of a Muslim holy man draws the three factions together. A terrorist plot of horrific proportions is planned, and some of those with foresight have glimpsed it.

Can the Prima, the Domina, and the Ora pull together? Who is The Thresher? Who will be The Overseer? And what will come of this terrorist plot?

With a jump start kidnapping in the opening pages to a cataclysmic conclusion, Conlan had me from the introduction...and these days, it's hard to get my attention! I highly anticipate more great novels from this gifted author.

If you're a fan of speculative fiction, you'll love this book. If you're a fan of "Heroes", you'll devour this novel. If you just love playing 'what if'...take a chance on "The Firstborn".

I truly believe you'll be glad you did. I'm giving this debut five out of five bookmarks, with a family tree as a chart. My only complaint was the plethora of characters, and keeping the families straight...but that's minor for a "Heroes" fan!

Check out Conlan's site here, and watch some intro videos for a sneak peek into the world of "The Firstborn"!

Happy Reading!


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1 comment:

Kim said...

I'm glad to see this up today! I was wondering about this one! Sounds great! Thanks!!