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Monday, April 11, 2011

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

This is a fictional novel with an important messaage. The author uses a character from a previous novel who was involved in time travel. The particular time traveler, David Ponder, is now called on a mission by the archangel Gabriel, to save civilization. David Ponder is called to a meeting that includes many other time travelers who are familiar people from the past, such as Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Joan of Arc, King David and many others.

David Ponder has five chances to find the answer, with the assistance of other time travelers, that will save civilization. Keeping the novel suspenseful, David Ponder is under a time constraint - an hour glass filled with sand. The author uses historical facts with some spectulation to develop the character of each famous person from the past. The book is engaging and you cannot help but try to guess the answer yourself. Each answer is deliberated upon making wrong answers helpful for creating a better society, too.

This is one of the best fictional books I have read. I like the fact that the author answers questions that will come to the reader at the end of the book. For example, one time traveler is far from being well known. David Ponder receives information about this time traveler, but being a fictional novel, it makes you wonder whether this time traveler's life story or even existence is true. The author answers this and other questions, including the source of information, at the end of the novel, allowing the reader to learn of historical events that are not recorded in history books. This is a must read novel!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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