Friday, December 2, 2011

To Some of You - I Call This A Must-Read! You Decide!







The Armageddon Chord


By Jeremy Wagner
"I Write And I Rock"


Note: A contest to accompany publishing of this novel took place...I don't know if results have been announced but I listened to some of the available tapes. I selected the one shown above as the most representative (of the ones I viewed) of the book contents...and, no, I'm not into heavy metal, but this one "told" me more about the story...hope you enjoy it as an addition to this review...



I selected to read The Armageddon Chord based upon my interest in adventure tales of archaeological digs/hunts into ancient history and in end-time themed novels. But I must admit that when I read the description, and then started to read, adding music reminded me of the Charlie Daniels hit, "Devil Went Down to Georgia." In fact, the theme in the song is the basic underlying theme of the novel...but there comparison to the story line ends...

This book...rocks...is cool...or, whatever the latest slang is for a really great book! I thoroughly enjoyed it, although caution that you should expect some of the "routine language" that may be heard from some of our young these days... In the novel's context, it was appropriate, not overdone and should not be a deterrent to those of us who preferr not to listen/read... 

Money and power drove the two men who were the major team for the dig at the Egyptian pyramid honoring Aknaseth. Helmut Hartkopff was the lead archaeologist; his past which had left him disfigured, knew the history of Aknaseth and wanted the power that was supposed to be buried there in the sands...

For Festus Baustone the Third, it had started purely to obtain more of the artifacts he acquired to prove that he was the wealthiest man alive, but, now, his goal was different, he was dying. And he was trying anything and everything to save himself. Baustone was seeking...immortality!

Mask of Tutankhamun's mummy featuring
 a uraeus from the
eighteenth dynasty
When Hartkopff opened the tomb, he discovered there that the legends were true--that Sethis, the devil, had come to Aknaseth in his dreams and promised to make him a dark prince, bringing Sethis back to the world. He gave specific instructions regarding sacrifice and the use of a special uraeus and musical tablets. 

The sarcophagus contained a mummy, one who had a large build, was eight feet long, with a scaly, red, and leathery embalmed head twice as big as a normal human cranium. The mouth was agape, twisted into a silent scream... An ancient book, bound in solid gold rested on the mummy's chest...Helmut realized what the hieroglyphics on the papyrus pages were.

Before leaving the pyramid that day, Helmut had murdered those who had been there when the tomb was opened...

Reporting everything to Baustone immediately brought action in America--a talented guitarist must be found...
for the music that had been written by Sethis was to be played on an instrument to be built, designed long before the guitar had ever existed, and created for just one reason...

Kirk Vaisto was a genius on the guitar, the "ultimate madman" and had even become known as the "God of Guitar..." But he recently had started to have dreams that he knew were dark and apocalyptic, leaving stains on his soul...he knew one thing--"something malevolent" was coming because of who he was...

And before long, without even discussing it with Kirk, his manager had signed a binding contract with Festus Baustone... And by the time he had, first, translated the song, and then played it for the first time, the music had possessed him and his home studio, all electronics, his guitar--everything had been blown--destroyed...

This horror novel is not the norm...  Jeremy Wagner has used his musical expertise to mold an adventure tale of lost treasure, together with graphic depictions of supernatural power unleashed, and created a fantastic memorable key to how Armageddon could come...If you are the "least bit intrigued" by what I've provided here, I'll close with a must-read designation for YOU...

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