Steve Alten – Resurrection

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Steve Alten – ResurrectionResurrection by Steve Alten
Published by Macmillan on 2007-04-01
Genres: Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Fiction, General, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Thrillers
Pages: 432
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three-half-stars

What happens to us when we die? Is there really an afterlife? Do we possess a soul? Does God exist? For Michael Gabriel, the answers to these questions lie in another dimension, a realm of eternity where there is no concept of time, only pure life force . . . pure existence. And pure evil. Now, as was foretold five hundred years ago in the Mayan Popol Vuh, two boys are born - Michael's sons. White-haired, azure-eyed Jacob, blessed with inhuman physical prowess, intelligence, and insight into the cosmos, knows from birth that he is meant for more. His dark-haired brother, Immanuel, refuses his genetic calling, desiring a normal life. Only the combined powers of the Gabriel twins can resurrect their savior father and save the human race from an eternity of repeating its own self-destruction.But on the same fateful day of the twins' birth, another child enters the world. Exposed to the uglier side of existence, empowered by her post-human genetics, the beautiful, schizophrenic Lilith will travel down a darker path that leads to eon-distant Xibalba - the Mayan version of hell. An epic battle of good versus evil will begin . . . and the final fate of the human race will be revealed.

Whilst not quite as awesome as the first book, Domain, Resurrection was still really good. Starting pretty much where the first book ended this one featured far less archaeology but intertwined the Mayan doomsday prophecies with the characters in the story, explaining how they fulfil it. After reading it, I had to push on to the 3rd book straight after for the complete conclusion, fortunately I had lots of train journeys going on!

three-half-stars