Thursday, October 25, 2007

Inside Scoop on the NYT

Here's an interesting article from the New York Times about the formation of its bestseller lists.

This week's CFBA blour: The Illuminated, by Mat Bronleewe.


August Adams has failed his family before. He's sacrificed relationships in pursuit of adventure, fame, and money. Now the very lives of those he loves depend on his ability to decipher a centuries-old puzzle encrypted in the colorful hand-painted illuminations that adorn three rare Gutenberg Bibles.

It's a secret that could yield unimaginable wealth, undermine two major religions, and change the course of Western civilization. Two ruthless, ancient organizations are willing to do anything to get their hands on it. And August has the span of one transatlantic flight to figure it out.

If he fails, those he holds most dear will die. If he succeeds, he'll destroy a national treasure.The clock ticks, the suspense mounts, and the body count rises as August pits his knowledge and his love for his family against the clock, secret societies, and even Johannes Gutenberg himself.

"...this rare breed of suspense thriller combines mysterious hidden clues, secret societies, buried treasure, double agents, and the Knights Templar...if you turned National Treasure into international treasure, traded DaVinci codes for Gutenberg Bibles, married it to Indiana Jones, and added the pacing of 24 you'd be in the neighborhood of Illuminated...on a scale of one to 10, this one goes to 11." -Aspiring Retail Magazine


Eden said...

Hmm...this sounds like my kind of book. I'll have to add it to my book wishlist.

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

This was definitely a GOOD one! :-)

Matt Bronleewe said...

Brandilyn, I can't believe I'm in your blog! Wow! Thanks for helping to support my first attempt at novel writing... In the time it took me to write this comment, you probably just completed another book. Yeah! You're awesome! Thanks again.


Matt Bronleewe