Monday, January 25, 2016

Review of the Fragment by Davis Bunn

Davis Bunn has done it again. That seems to be the way that most of my reviews begin of his books. However it remains true. Every time I read one of his books, I am always amazed and entertained.

The Fragment is a stand-alone story in many ways, but to fully grasp the importance of the Fragment you need to read his other book, The Pilgrim, which was released in July. You can read my review of that book here. The reason I say it can stand alone is that if you didn’t read the first book, you still get enough of the story in the second book for the plot to make perfect sense.

The reader is transported back in time in The Fragment and we are introduced both to a historical period and some great new characters. My only experience in Paris was a layover in the airport but I feel as if I have been there after reading this book. The other section of the story happens in old Constantinople or Istanbul for the modern reader and the setting is the time when the nation of Turkey is being born.

Having been to Istanbul many times and toured some of the sites mentioned in the book, I can tell you that Bunn has done a marvelous job of describing the architecture and ethos of that wonderful city. You will know exactly what it looks like as you read the pages of this book.

The story is compelling and draws the reader into a world of intrigue, romance, adventure, and faith. It is not only believable but it makes you want to get to know the people involved in a deeper way. The historical side is accurate, the settings are true, and the characters are developed in the typical excellence style of Davis Bunn.

After getting started reading this work, I found myself reading non-stop. I didn’t want to put my ipad down. I read during football games and basketball games over the weekend. My only regret was reaching the last page. Perhaps there is another story in there that will link the ancient characters of the Pilgrim through the period characters of The Fragment and connect to the characters we met in The Patmos Deception!

Once release is closer I will include links to the plot and character summaries provided by the publisher. But for now, this is a book you want to pre-order to read the day it becomes available. I think he has done it again and I can’t wait until the next release!

I received a free copy of the book from the publisher for my honest review and feedback!

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