Friday, July 18, 2008
Jack Cavanaugh's The Guardians~ Reviewed
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook Distribution (February 2008)
Ethan Morgan never asked to be the firstborn, but Andrew, Ethan's twin and younger brother, begged for the honour from the time he could talk.
Maybe if he'd just given it to him signed away his birthright like Esau he wouldn't be a cop on the wrong side of a crime scene.
Is that what it takes to step up to family responsibility? Do the sins of the fathers revisit their sons, or do the ghosts of the past make believers of them?
Jack Cavanaugh has created an intriguing blend of the volatility of modern times with history and has managed to toss in an underlying comic book theme.
The Morgan Bible is in Ethan's hands, however, it's not in his heart.
Mistaken identity, revenge, hatred, misplaced love, murder, passion, power, adventure, history and the battle of good vs evil all mesh and compete to bring a tale that is both amazing and written with Cavanaugh's' signature wit and knowledge.
I haven't read any of the previous Morgan family books in the series and still found this to be an entertaining novel. The plot moves along at a fast clip, faster than I usually like, and the character development wasn't a deep as it could have been, but overall, I still enjoyed this read.
Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer