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Publisher's Summary

A power kept secret for 2000 years. A woman who stands to lose everything.
India. When a nun is burned alive on the sacred ghats of Varanasi, and the stone she carried is stolen, an international hunt is triggered for the relics of the early church. Forged in the fire and blood of martyrs, the Pentecost stones have been handed down through generations of Keepers who kept their power and locations secret.
Until now.
The Keepers are being murdered, the stones stolen by those who would use them for evil in a world transformed by religious fundamentalism. Oxford University psychologist Morgan Sierra is forced into the search when her sister and niece are held hostage. She is helped by Jake Timber from the mysterious ARKANE, a British government agency specializing in paranormal and religious experience. Morgan must risk her own life to save her family, but will she ultimately be betrayed?
From ancient Christian sites in Spain, Italy and Israel to the far reaches of Iran and Tunisia, Morgan and Jake must track down the stones through the myths of the early church in a race against time before a new Pentecost is summoned, this time powered by the fires of evil.
The first in the ARKANE series, Stone of Fire is a fast-paced thriller that explores the edges of faith against a backdrop of early Christian history, archaeology and psychology.
©2013 J.F. Penn (P)2013 Gryphonwood Press
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By The Lone Mopper on 01-20-14

Fantastic

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

Compelling story and fantastic narration. I bought the next 2 books in the series the same day I finished this one.

What did you like best about this story?

fast action and an intriguing story line

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

Yes

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By lynda on 03-02-15

Nice Surprise

Nice surprise...the cover caught my eye, and the description intrigued me. I found it very enjoyable and at the end was looking for the next installment. With both the characters and the situations being well written with the details you need to be absorbed into the story.

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By Chris Tickner on 01-26-15

A fascinating read and great story.

If you could sum up Pentecost in three words, what would they be?

A gripping read.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Morgan. a well rounded character that you connect with and root for throughout the story.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The Church of Santiago de Compostela. mysterious and at times humorous, really enjoyed listening to this section.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

The Story gripped me from the start and after an hour I was almost in the action myself, rooting for the protagonist. Wonderful settings and full of intrigue and religious mystery. I would highly recommend to anyone even slightly interested in supernatural thrillers and even to those who aren’t into supernatural thrillers, this is a great read to pull someone into the genre. The fast paced and constant need to find out what happens next made sure I listened to it all in almost one sitting.<br/>The narrator does a good job of keeping the reader deep inside the story-line from start to finish and conveys the different characters with skill. Looking forward to listening to the next one in the series.<br/>

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By ClaireM on 04-13-16

Gripping

Any additional comments?

Great story, very fast paced. Similar to Dan Brown stories if you like that kind of thing. I've already purchased book number 2!

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