Wednesday, 7 October 2009

eye of the god by Ariel Allison


Alex and Isaac Weld, the most lucrative jewel thieves in the world, are on a quest to steal the Hope diamond , which according to legend was once the eye of a Hindu idol named Rama Sita. When it was stolen in the 17th century, it is said that the idol cursed all those who would possess it. That won't stop the brilliant and ruthless Weld brothers. However, they are not prepared for Dr. Abigail Mitchell, the beautiful Smithsonian Director, who has her own connection to the Hope Diamond and a deadly secret to keep. Abby committed long ago that she would not serve a god made with human hands, and the "eye of the god" is no exception. Her desire is not for wealth, but for wisdom. She seeks not power, but restoration.

eye of the god takes the fascinating history surrounding the Hope Diamond and weaves it together with a present-day plot to steal the jewel from the Smithsonian Institute.

My take:~

Ariel Allison's first novel is a keeper! Weaving historical fact, long held rumour and innuendo with entertaining characters and intrigue, eye of the god gripped my attention from beginning to end. Abby is a strong, intelligent woman yet crippled by the emotional pain of her father's rejection. Alex is bad to the bone, selfishly pursuing the adrenaline rush as much as the cash, from being a freelance thief as well as a ladies' man. When their paths intersect over the magnificent Hope diamond, sparks fly as everything they have ever believed about themselves and their choices in life are challenged. This top notch novel has a killer ending, which will leave you clamouring for more from this talented author.

Relz Reviewz Extras

Character spotlight on Abby & Alex

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Ariel Allison said...

Rel, I'm humbled at your kind words! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my novel and let others know what you think. This totally put wind in my sails today!


Rel said...

Pleasure, Ariel - it was a great read :) Thanks for taking the time to drop by :)

CeeCee said...

Sounds good to me. Can't wait to read it.

Myra Johnson said...

I've read Ariel's book and enjoyed it immensely. It was great fun getting a taste of the actual history of the Hope Diamond, then seeing how the "curse" played out in the lives of Ariel's fictional characters. The plot kept me guessing all the way to the end!

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