ISBN #: 978-1482671926
Page Count: 286
Copyright: March 4, 2013
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(Taken from back cover)
After going up against a man who believed he was the Devil, himself, Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery are beyond exhausted. Now they are about to embark on the most terrifying journey imaginable ... a trip to meet Leah's parents.
When Leah arrives where the 'home fires burn,' her sarcasm burns even brighter, while Gareth Lowery - the handsome adventurer - uses his charm to sway the 'odd' Tallent clan. But when a frightening call from Gareth's sister arrives telling him that her love has disappeared, the daring duo is soon running away from one horrific situation directly into another.
A new puzzle from the past has come to life. Following the clues left behind, the courageous couple becomes embedded in a world filled with liars, killers and greed. And when the riddle of a famous 'Bard' is solved, a strange woman appears who has far more in common with Leah than she can possibly imagine.
The heart-stopping suspense of this new quest takes them from Coptic Cairo to the magical world of Petra, in search of a cave deep underground that once housed a true 'Illuminator.' Yet again, they must find the answers and stay one step ahead of true villains who are determined to make sure that - this time - Tallent & Lowery do not survive.
The second book in the Tallent & Lowery series, The Sapphire Storm reintroduces us to Leah and Gareth, and their families. When Gareth's sister calls with a request to help find her missing boyfriend, Leah and Gareth are caught up in a mystery that neither of them bargained for. Following clues that may, or may not, lead to Christianity's biggest secret, Leah and Gareth encounter resistance, and danger, every step of the way.
Having read, and loved, the first book, I could not wait to read Book Two. I was not disappointed, as Ms. Lignor, once again, swept me away into another world of mystery and conspiracy that she balances with the back-story of Leah and Gareth's passionate love for each other. The fast pace, the magnetic personalities of the main characters, and just the sheer amount of action keep the pages turning to the very end.
Ms. Lignor is DaVinci Code meets National Treasure meets Indiana Jones, and then some! She is the master of storytelling, and I am hooked! Bring on Book Three!
5 out of 5 stars!
*A paperback copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.