A decade ago, Dr. Declan Stewart, once the world's foremost authority on ancient manuscripts, vanished from an obscure asylum in Damascus. On a winter's day shrouded in fog, he rose from his bed, walked out the door and disappeared. No one looked for him because no one cared. The assassins had made sure there would be no one left to care.
For ten years, Declan hides himself away on the isolated western coast of New Zealand's South Island, riding the towering waves of Ghost Ships break and trying to forget the past. Then on a bright summer's day, as the sun settles on the western horizon, a dying monk from an obscure Syrian monastery appears on the high cliffs and calls his name. It is then that Declan realizes nothing can save him from his destiny; that he will never escape his obsession with the elusive ancient manuscript known only as Q.
The message the old priest brings—of a cryptic letter of St. Paul and a parchment map leading to a lost desert temple—sends Declan hurtling back into a world he had vowed never to reenter. Confronting the demons of his past and the shadowy forces that would turn the power of Q to their own twisted ends, Declan enters a realm of danger, betrayal and death. And there, amidst chaos and peril, he finds not only the destiny he had sought to deny, but the love of a courageous Palestinian refugee and her fatherless son.
‘Q: Awakening’ by G. M. Lawrence is an enormous suspenseful story crammed with out of the ordinary scenes, enthralling events, obscurity to be revealed and multidimensional characters equally fine and vice, with a slight anecdote strewn just about, that give the impression of being flounced up into an escapade, that escort you on a breakthrough both superficially and inside.
The chronicle which axis on the hunt for a missing gospel is packed with wicked characters, fine chaps, an attractive lady, an eccentric kid who is able to glimpse the upcoming, and a celebrant, whose verve crisscross in alien and perilously exciting consigns around the globe, as the central character varyingly clinches and refutes his providence.
There is the vicious Syrian, the erudite and astute chap called ‘the Persian’, the cerebral, intellectual Swiss Jew, the pensive savant teen with the ‘dancing hand’ who perceives and discern a lot, the creepy-crawly, the pliable and saccharine Amala with a fortitude of brace who is time and again cynical but at all times is a spot on conqueror, who are in seek out of the same fad, all enthusiastic to menace what on earth it takes, but for immensely poles apart raison d'être.
We are seized on this larger-than-life expedition with Dr. Declan Stewart who in next to no time hit upon himself in a resist to not only break away from from his times of yore but his own apparent limitation and Achilles' heel as well. It before long turns out patent to the reader and to him that this will not be trouble-free, and that is only piece of the pursuit. There are populace out to make sure he doesn't triumph in what is seen as a godly mission and this along with his own qualms about himself and the globe as he discern it leaves him not only divergent but on the scurry for his verve.
For decades chaps have been incisive for a primordial script (“quells”) Q, a gone astray Christian gospel many accept as true to have been in black and white by Jesus himself. A few desire to obliterate it, several covet it for the clout and affluence they suppose it will bequeath upon them, while a very few suppose it will marshal the planet into a new-fangled and breathtaking epoch.
When credentials, chart, and a celebrated intellectual proficient of construing them all go misplaced, an aged vicar discern that the hound for Q has commenced all over once more, and he takes a trip to New Zealand to uncover the only man he recognize of who can perhaps lend a hand- Declan Stewart. Time subsequent to his own exploration for Q wrecked in debacle, Stewart is concealing from the planet, but the parson sway him to revisit the Middle East and his providence. Once there, Stewart hit upon hardnosed chaps directed by a baffling numeral ‘the Persian’, and these guys will impede at zilch to unearth this mislaid gospel.
This is one of those volumes that are able to walk down the aisle the devout and the psychosomatic while giving you a mythical bequest in the progression. There is a great deal new to this order that may convene the ogle, and at the stop of the date you are left conjecture if this is a mission you would be competent to lug out by hand. The pinnacle leaves the reader loath to seal the reserve and fervent to recommence the rummage around in Q: Apocalypse, the next one in the trilogy.
Q: Awakening spotlights on the pursuit of divergent idol, Dr. Declan Stewart, on the subject of salvaging his reliance in natives and divinity after existence of secrete. Further than fraught with tolerance that Q is his providence and mania, Declan is also out of the ordinary for the reason that of his resist with moving to the fore after already having gone astray to a large extent throughout his preceding hunt for Q. As with any superior and plausible idol, Declan is blemished and even inexplicable. His continually meditated on scruples compel him to believe his undertaking in spite of the verity he persevere he doesn’t deem to be the deliverance of the soul pursuit.
Crammed with exploits and sufficient exhilaration to stay you not only engrossed but maneuvered, there is an extremely burly picture eminence to this reserve to envisage all the feats as it outspreads on the sheets. The lexicon of alien expressions and axioms in the passage is preeminently assessed prior to one embarks on the reserve. The times gone by of Q and the creation of a fairy-tale at the finish of the content endow with a fascinating impending into the novelists, individual grounding and rationale in corralling this eventual archetypal.
The inscription in Q: Awakening is chic and witty, endowing with numerous stratums and imminent into an assortment of intricate edifying opinionated devout gears. Whilst this is an enthralling, salt away the globe venture, there is radically extra intensity due to the idealistic facets and the divergence in the middle of and in the characters as well as the purpose lashing all of them. And all of this can pencil in an assortment of listeners varying from old fogy quest crime story aficionados to those fascinated in up-to-the-minute truth-seeking creative writing.
The convert is entrancing and pleasantly intense in the whole lot from character advance to the flamboyant surroundings casing everything from New Zealand to the desolate tracts of Saudi Arabia. Although a good number of connives have one desperado, Q: Awakening has numerous rogues with numerous schemas. Some want to yield from Q while others want to wipe it out.
The eminence of inscription and mind's eye assorted with the facet and veracity of the characters and spaces is quite stimulating. But there is further, the book is bona fide and glowingly follows a line of investigation.
To label this a page-turner is not adequate. Pretty basically, the reserve is a global suspenseful story with dreamy tinges which will stay the reader rapt. The volume, like the script for which the shine of the work of fiction is incisive is like opium and is a romance of vague quarries, over and done enclosures, a wilderness monastery, and on top of all an invaluable fortune.