Book Reviews of Divine Blood

Divine Blood
Divine Blood
Author: Martinez Hewlett
ISBN-13: 9780449002926
ISBN-10: 0449002926
Publication Date: 5/27/1998
Pages: 287
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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I enjoyed the book. (From the back cover: It's an astonishing discovery: a bloodstained shroud, entombed in the crumbling walls of a historic french monastery. Carbon dating concludes the fabric is from the time of Christ. A molecular biologist conducts a daring experiment: the cloning of genetic material recovered from the cloth.)
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"Divine Blood" presents a tenant which is interesting and original. Although it mirrors, to some extent, the Dan Brown style stories regarding the Catholic Church, this book takes everything a step further.

Unfortunately, it is quickly apparent that this is Martinez Hewlett's first book and that he is a product of academia. The writing is a bit dry with some sections reading a bit like a college textbook.

The characters could be better developed and the action is non-existent. This story has so much potential which is not embraced. It should have been an exciting 600 page book.

Nevertheless, Mr. Hewlett has produced a book well worth the read. It will make you think about the ever expanding use of technology in both archeology and religion.
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In an astonishing discovery,a bloodstained burial shroud,entombed in the crumbling walls of a historic French monastery. Carbon dating concludes it is from the time og Christ