Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Thirteenth Tribe
After the golden calf incident at the base of Mount Sinai, a small group was cursed with immortality. Throughout the centuries, they attempt to earn heaven by conducting vigilante killings of people they judge to be sinners. Meanwhile, the head of security for an archelogical dig near Mt. Sinai gets drawn into their schemes.
I generally like sci-fi and thrillers, but I felt the author wasted a lot of character potential in favor of action. For example, the youngest of the immortals is about seven. Does she ever think of growing up? Get frusterated because she's never going to be able to fall in love? Apart from one twist near the end, it was fairly predictable and "safe"--the fear for the main characters was more from the genre, not any circumstance.
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