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Publisher's Summary

In the twilight of the Roman Empire, a sculptor struggles to keep an 800-year dream alive while honoring the love of his life and raising his adopted son. Part I of the epic five-part Idolatry series, the story of a wealthy young heir and a devout Christian girl who find themselves at the heart of a 2,400-year struggle for the soul of Western Civilization.
©2014 Quent Cordair (P)2016 Quent Cordair
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Critic Reviews

"Beautifully written, on the order of Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth, with the historical insight of James Michener, it brings to life a time of great thought, great art, and its clash with religious fanaticism. Cordair writes with a poet's sense of scene and nuance and gives us a great deal of insight into the mind of a sculptor." (Alan Nitikman)
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By Mark Coldren on 05-26-16

I listened to it twice in a row

Would you consider the audio edition of Genesis to be better than the print version?

Yes, the narrator was very clear and used good voices for different characters.

What other book might you compare Genesis to and why?

I like how his characters seem like real people who we get to listen to think through events and care about things. Other books like this include Harry Potter and Les Miserables.

What does Robin Field bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He has a clear, good voice, and the way he pronounces all the words when describing physical settings helps me get more out of the writing than if I skimmed it with my eyes because I can let my mind draw up the settings.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! It was short enough that I even listened to it twice in a row.

Any additional comments?

Another great story by Quent Cordair! He's one modern author it's worth reading everything by. Idolatry has relatable yet heroic characters driving an interesting plot in a well-researched and well-drawn historical setting, and it dramatizes the competing ideologies of Aristotelianism, Platonism, and Christianity. I love his descriptions of the characters' observations and thought processes. Quent Cordair's characters are individuals who think and care about the world, not just pawns necessary to enact events. I look forward to Books 2-5.

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By Paul Lemke on 07-20-16

Food for the soul

Love this book, can't wait for the next book. Great characters, delightful heroism and story telling.

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