Melissa’s Review: The Return by Carter Vance

The Return (Second Coming, #1)

The Return (Second Coming, #1)
written by Carter Vance
published by Carter Vance, 2012

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
The topic is interesting enough: Knights Templar, the Holy Grail, some folks who get married in front of the Ark of the Covenant . . . The writing, though, just isn’t up to par. The Return reads like a school history paper — it’s got all the details, but it’s missing that emotional draw that gets (and keeps) readers reading.


Would I recommend it: If you’re a fan of reading long, dry police reports I’d give it a go, but there are several far-superior grail books.


About the book – from Goodreads: 
Thriller, suspense, action, intrigue: The Return is a story of the modern day fulfillment of the Grail prophecy.

The time has come for the prophesied return of Christ. Long thought extinct, the secret Order of Knights Templar battle the Dark Forces that fear His return.
At the center of this battle of good & evil are Sarah Davidson, an expectant mother with an unique heritage, & Peter Christos, her shipping magnate husband. The couple, who were married in the presence of the Ark of the Covenant, is confronted with a series of surreptitious schemes & attacks causing them to flee to seek a secure birthplace for their son.

They are aided in this endeavor by the Knights Templar, a clandestine organization that has, over the centuries, amassed enormous wealth & power & the organization to deliver it in anticipation of this day.

Ultimately, they engage in a grand battle for the prophesied birth.