So as promised... I finished The Compass Master yesterday. It ended just as fabulously as the story all the way through. Here is my review:
Layla Daltry is a rare documents expert and antiquities hunter with a sense of justice that sometimes puts her just the other side of the law. When her mentor dies and has her house ransacked and documents stolen, Layla takes on the quest to finish what her mentor had started, righting a long-time and dangerously-secured wrong. This treasure hunt where the hunter is also being hunted by those who would hide the truth is set against the expertly researched background of the early Christian Church and shines a light on the agenda of those who would keep lost documents hidden.
The flavor of this book is similar to The DiVinci Code, but with all the I’s dotted and the T’s crossed—the background taken from real historical fact. The characters are likable and the relationships realistic. Even the physical facts are accurate as the author took the care to learn to pick clocks, scale walls and learn some of the martial arts skills Layla uses. I also loved the careful balance the author used in both revering and respecting people of faith, while highlighting dangerous zealots and those who’d use the system to their own ends.
Michigan Author Event
Tonight I'm attending a meeting/event for Michigan Women Business People that is focused on local female authors. I'm excited to attend--hope to meet some great people. Huge thanks to my friend, fellow author and Wolverine Brewery owner Liz Crowe for including me. They even made me a page!: http://womenmakingconnections.com/news-landing-page/ann-arbor
FREE YA BOOKS!!!
Thanks to Cherie Reich for the heads up. Friday and Saturday a bunch of our YA Author friends are offering their books for Free and a three-hour event will occur. Cherie has full details here.