Author: Dan Sofer
I've had a little holiday with my kids. It's been the school holidays here and life got busy in a whole new way. I only got a little reading done, but I did purchase more books and I will give you a little overview of of my little book haul sometime this week too.
I was given a reading copy of this book, An Unexpected Afterlife, and I picked it up over the weekend. This book is beyond any other plot I have ever read. Every now and then I feel like I am reading similar plots one after another, especially when I read popular bestsellers of the season. Then, once in a while I get an email asking me if I would like a copy of an authors book.... And I am given a book like this. I'm left awaiting the second book in the 'Dry Bones Society Series' now. There are things left answered like, what happened to Eli? Is he who I want him to be? He seemed to fall out of the book in the last chapters and I want him back! He has a job to complete!
So what has drawn me into this novel and now the series? A totally different concept of plot! We start with Mose Karlin - dead for two years and now totally alive. His family has moved on, kind of anyway, and his identity is known as dead. This is just the start. More people begin to emerge with the same situation. Why? Then there is Eli. He is given a couple of names in the book but the most connected identity is that of Elijah the prophet. Problem is he is in hospital after a road accident and not in a good state. Who believes him? Well, who would?
I quickly became a reader on the edge of my seat. Where was this plot leading me? I got some answers by the end of the book, but then there were a few events that left me with more questions that when I started. I will have to look at reading the next book too. I have to find out what happens with Eli.
Here we have it, a new book, a new concept, a new plot. Not the same old popular plot of the day, but rather one with a difference. I like that difference, it's fresh and thought provoking.
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE?
When he wakes up naked and alone in the Mount of Olives Cemetery, Moshe Karlin doesn't remember dying two years ago, nor does he realize how hard he'll have to work to win back his perfect old life... and his wife. In fact, he'll be lucky to survive his first week on the streets of Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, other changes are afoot in the Holy Land. A reluctant prophet prepares to deliver a message of redemption–and the end of life as we know it–when a freak accident changes the course of history.
An Unexpected Afterlife is the first novel in the "highly original" new fantasy adventure series, The Dry Bones Society. If you enjoy romance and adventure, humour and heartbreak, engaging characters and non-stop surprises, then you'll love this romp in legends of the Resurrection and the World to Come.
Book II: An accidental Mesiah