Thursday, 28 April 2011

Throwback Thursday #6: The Reincarnationist

This is a great feature that Melissa at My words and pictures has been doing for a while and I wanted to jump on board! There are plenty of books out there I desperately want...

But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on my shelves?
This highlights a book I already have but just haven't got round to reading yet!
The Reincarnationist - M.J. Rose
Photojournalist Josh Ryder survives a terrorist's bomb, only to be haunted by near hallucinatory memories of a past life in Rome as a pagan priest whose dangerous congress with Sabina, one of the Vestal Virgins, poses a transgression so serious the lovers will face a certain death if exposed. Scents of jasmine and sandalwood and images of furtive liaisons and violence descend on Josh at will, pulling him to an ancient yet strangely familiar Roman burial chamber harboring the remains of a woman clutching a wooden box.
A trail of present-day murders takes us deeper into a labyrinth at whose heart lies the enigma of a collection of ancient gems or memory stones whose origins trace back to both ancient Egypt and India. The stones' promise to "assist the wearer in reaching his next incarnation" sets the ancient and modern worlds on a collision course.

I picked this book up at Borders when they were closing down their UK stores over a year ago and I still haven't read it! I love the idea of reincarnation added to historical adventure, it seems like a great romp...when I get round to reading it! :)


  1. It was interesting, but perhaps not for me, still I am telling you to read it :D

  2. oooh- I hadn't heard of this before but it looks interesting. Hope you get around to it soon so I can read your review!

  3. I haven't read this series, but have been curious about it. Darn... I need to have a Borders close by so it would close down and I can get good bargains! ;)

  4. Can't wait to hear how it turns out. It sounds interesting.

  5. Oh wow. A new book to me. :) And sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it. :)

  6. Sounds interesting :)
    I have too many great books on my shelf that I haven't read yet.