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As the general manager of 9Sense Publishing, one of the most powerful publishers in the world, Katherine Sinclaire is used to high-stakes intrigue.But she faces a new kind of trouble when she receives an urgent call from 9Sense CEO Bruce Aron. Arriving at his office, Katherine discovers a gruesome sight: Bruce’s fatally wounded body, seemingly done in by his own hand. SheAs the general manager of 9Sense Publishing, one of the most powerful publishers in the world, Katherine Sinclaire is used to high-stakes intrigue.But she faces a new kind of trouble when she receives an urgent call from 9Sense CEO Bruce Aron. Arriving at his office, Katherine discovers a gruesome sight: Bruce’s fatally wounded body, seemingly done in by his own hand. She also finds that her mentor has left a flash drive labeled with his nickname for her. It’s the first in a series of increasingly confounding clues that will lead Katherine from London to Lake Bolsena, a site of archeological mystery set deep on a secluded Italian island. There, with the help of Bruce’s old friend, enigmatic financier Jethro Blake, Katherine uncovers a startling secret.Now, caught in the middle of a dark and dangerous game, Katherine and Jethro must delve into the heart of an ancient civilization and expose a conspiracy long buried by history. Can she stop a thousand-year-old plot—before its bloody final rite is carried out?...

Title : The Guardians of History
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ISBN : 9781503950467
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Number of Pages : 379 Pages
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The Guardians of History Reviews

  • Javi
    2019-04-17 18:55

    A los lectores pueden haber muchas cosas que nos gusten pero de las que podamos acabar cansándonos, pero cuando en una historia entran en juego un escritor, una librería, una biblioteca o una editorial, pueden darnos tantos libros como gusten que jamás nos cansaremos de leer esas historias. Elisabetta Cametti ha sabido ver esto a la perfección y nos trae una historia impactante que, en su mayoría, transcurre dentro de los pasillos de una editorial; la otra parte discurre en Italia, donde Katherine Sinclaire, la protagonista fémina de esta novela, indagará en la historia de un pasado que hasta el momento sólo conocía por los libros que su editorial había publicado.La idea me parece bastante buena, empezando por el trabajo en la editorial que encamina al lector hacia lo que se avecina, y terminando por las investigaciones que lleva a cabo Katherine, que van guiándole hacia sucesos históricos, que mezclan hechos reales con escenarios inventados por la autora.Los dioses me han comunicado, a través del hígado de un lechón, que si no te pasas por mi blog a leer la reseña completa la triada —Tinia, Uni y Menrva— se manifestarán en tu cabeza mediante una visión únicamente para pedirte explicaciones. ¡Yo no me la jugaría! ¡Gracias por tu visita!

  • Gina Kelley
    2019-04-13 18:00

    I was intrigued with the Etruscan history angle and recently visited Lake Bolsena, which is what motivated me to buy this book. It was interesting - but what ruined this book for me (spoiler alert) was the animal torture. This was completely unnecessary for the plot and frankly has given me nightmares.

  • Jamie
    2019-04-16 17:39

    ####Reviewer received free copy for review.###I have put off doing this review because I really dislike giving a negative review for a first novel. Most of my dislike for the book is based on the issues that are common in first novels. First, the author gives sparse words as to the environment of her characters or their movement in space. Most characters are poorly developed and I am given little reason to care what happens to them. The author has all these things in her head but just doesn't let the reader in on it. Literature is just as visual as painting or sculpture. Without that puposeful canvas, you end up with flat chacters floating in space having conversations that are often inconsistent with the nature of the individual. For example, in one scene a character who has no indications of being violent suddenly attacks another character who uncharacteristically, let's themselve be agressively, physically attacked. The second issue is the failure of the author to find her own story telling voice. The author has a background in publishing and clearly has read a lot of other people's work. But as a new novelist, the jumble of all those other voices and style come out and not her own. There are often random shifts that are unintentionally comical. For example we are in Dan Brown mode as we stumble over fresh corpses under gunfire as we flee for our lives. Our persuer vanishes for no reason and we meet another assailant who tells us our friends are likely among the dead, as he points a gun at us. It's at this moment our lead character shifts into Cheesy Romance Novel mode while she considers bringing her boyfriend back to this place to make love, if they survive of course. Next we are doing the Indiana Jones mode as we rush through ancient tunnels to save the world without a minute to spare when we keep getting interrupted by The History Channel mode to give us details of the paintings on the walls which does nothing to enhance or move the plot forward.All that being said, the translation into English is very good. The story concept is good but not new. The are some good passages and a few gems. I believe this author has great potential if she will find her own voice, her own story and the share everything she sees in her mind's eye with her readers. This novel could easily be saved by retooling it with these issues in mind.

  • Liz Hargnett
    2019-03-25 18:01

    This book is so bad it made me angry. The premise is derivative. The plot is rambling. The characters are absurd. The sentences are wooden. The dialogue wouldn't be used in a fourth-rate soap opera. And to make matters worse there is a two-page detailed description of the torture and mutilation of a small animal. Its presence in the book is in the worst possible taste. Only a psychopath would find pleasure in reading it. I only paid 99 cents for this book and the price was too high. I only finished it in case a miracle occurred and the author found some writing skill somewhere before the last thirty pages. I was disappointed but not surprised. I recommend peeling jalapeños then taking out your contacts before I recommend reading this book.

  • Andrea Enzo Romano
    2019-04-23 17:51

    Favoloso, ti coinvolge fino allo spasimo! Mai un personaggio mi aveva creato empatia come Kathrine Sinclaire. Volevo vendicare la morte di Silvestro e uccidere Tomas e Jeremiah, troppo! E alla fine ho esultato!!!!

  • David Ketelsen
    2019-04-04 12:47

    I received a free copy of this book from GoodReads.The Guardians of History is a very interesting book. It has a superficial similarity to The Da Vinci Code but is far more focused and well written. The author, Elisabetta Cametti, delves deeply into Etruscan religion and creates an interesting and unpredictable novel by doing so. The changing nature of the quest that powers the plot adds a lot to the novel. One minute it's about archaeology, then you're witnessing acrobatic performers, and then you have a life & death flight to Italy which leads to some seriously strange encounters. It's really quite a ride.

  • Allegra Rei
    2019-04-05 18:47

    I had already read the Italian version of the book, and now I'm reading the english version in order to learn the language and enrich my vocabulary. It is a very exciting book, full of action, adventure and historical mysteries. I met the Etruscan civilization and I appreciated the author's ability to create a complex plot where nothing is predictable and twists are smart and credible.I really recommend this book!

  • Kay Clark
    2019-04-03 16:45

    History made interestingIt holds your interest. I was surprised it was her first book. The subject kept you guessing and the "bad people die"

  • Terri Spencer
    2019-04-03 14:38

    Some parts of the book ruined the whole book for me.

  • David Hakamaki
    2019-04-15 11:56

    The Guardians of History is an interesting novel if you thoroughly enjoy secret societies or ancient religious orders. The book is your standard thriller novel, with a modest amount of suspense. The plot is fairly predictable, with a lot of "creative leeway" given to character abilities and actions. This is one of those plots that easily is picked up by the Sci-Fi Channel, converted into a movie playing at 11:00pm on a Thursday, and watched by 14 people wearing tinfoil hats, ranting about conspiracy theories on Facebook and eating Hot Pockets.Although the author tries to give each character some substance, they always seem shallow and you never get a full understanding of what makes them tick. Fringe characters are brought in more as filler, with just enough detail to try to make them feel like an integral part of the book. The main characters are explored, but little substantive background included to really latch on and feel for them. At times, their actions are predicable. At others, their actions are spontaneous, with little thought as to why they are doing what they are doing. Sadly, this lack of character depth kept me from completely enjoying this novel and, at times, wanted to kill off the main characters just to liven up the plot a bit.A large portion of the book is dedicated to a secret religious society, including the items included in their rituals and "gods" they worship. All of this is fairly convoluted and I felt like I was sitting in row 3, seat 22 of Religious Studies 440. This transported me back to college classes where I aimlessly doodled on my notes and wondered what kind of pizza I should order for the big football game on Saturday, all while the professor droned on about some arcane subject that really couldn't keep my interest. That is how hard the descriptions of the religious items, rituals and iconography was to follow. Needless to say, there were large sections of chapters I "skimmed".Overall, a decent book that will not make you want to take a time machine back to regain those lost hours reading. Though, don't expect to be on the edge of your seat through most of the book. Solid, if uninspiring. 6.5 out of 10.

  • Caryn Zent
    2019-04-05 17:37

    I did not finish the book. I did not like it. Characters would suddenly show up with a complex relationship with the protagonist that was not explained. But I totally stopped reading when I got to a very graphic scene of cat torture. Slamming him against the stove, tying him in a choking knot, cutting his ears off..that's when I was done. I will never read another book of hers, that was just awful. It went on for another few pages that I did not read. It was bad enough to have an animal abuse warning on it!!

  • Jan Ball
    2019-04-14 20:00

    UnevenGood premise for an adventure story ala _The DaVinci Code _but lacks the fluidity. Large amounts of info are delivered in short bursts while the characters are travelling from here to there and trying to figure out who to trust. A major editing error identifies our hero as an evil character who was killed in a previous scene. I had to go back to make sure no one had risen from the dead. I could have done without the sex scenes. It seemed like something the editor required but was unnecessary to the action. I'd rather they kiss and leave the rest to my imagination.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-22 12:53

    I will start out by saying I go this book in a good reads give away. And let me tell you the description of the back of the book does not do it justice. I was interested in this book by reading the description,but it didn't really grab me and make me want to dig in. But then I started reading it! I like the short chapters that allow you to jump around with the characters. It also had the feel of something much like the divinci code which I actually really liked. Overall it may not have been a book I picked out on my own. But I was impressed and glad I read it.

  • Abracalibro Blog Literario
    2019-04-09 11:58

    Los guardianes de la historia es una novela de aventuras adictiva y muy entretenida, que engancha de principio a fin, ideal para desconectar de la rutina del día a día y dejarse arrastrar a un mundo desconocido y enigmático. Un thriller de fácil lectura, repleto de diálogos y descripciones visuales, que cumple lo que promete: un trepidante viaje al corazón de la Tierra. Puedes leer nuestra reseña aquí.

  • Filippo
    2019-04-10 19:50

    Storia vagamente alla Dan Brown, ma si lascia leggere bene, scorrevole ed appassionante. In alcuni tratti si sofferma un po' troppo sulla descrizione di certi marchingegni, secondo me cercando di rendere più realistica l'ambientazione ma di fatto spezzando troppo dalla trama principale. Appassionante la ricerca sugli Etruschi e le location.

  • Ernie
    2019-04-21 12:39

    I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I thought it had some good premises and some intrigue it just however never went anywhere for me. It felt too drawn out and just too long in general. I was happy that while it leaves itself open to sequels it is very much a standalone book. I am not saying I won't read the second one but it will be due to not having anything else to read.

  • Ed York
    2019-03-30 15:47

    One of the best books I've readI was curious about the title. Wow!!! Great read, entertaining,interesting. Adventures, relationships,mysteries galore. A great read. Congratulations on a fun book. I look forward to reading more of your work.

  • AbuelaKindle
    2019-04-02 16:40

    Excellent,kept me captive,thru the entire book.I enjoyed the book medley,I have always like books like deviance code,the Templars,themason,and this book was right there with the same theme and it hope their will be more.

  • Bethany
    2019-04-21 16:34

    It was good for a first book, I think given more time the writer can do better, but the book itself was an entertaining read. My major dislike of this book with the unnecessary extremely violent animal abuse, I had to skim over several pages because it was so graphic.

  • Jean Hansen
    2019-04-08 12:37

    Woven around ancient religious historyThis novel creates an exciting myth brought to life in the present with greed and power intertwining to make fatal enemies enter into conflict.

  • Raven
    2019-04-20 12:50

    Religious extremesHistory and religion exploited for power. Too much time underground and not enough story on character development. Etruscan religion unfamiliar so dieties unknown and their power and focus new information. Index of gods would belt.

  • April Lemen
    2019-04-14 18:40

    I could NOT put this down. I read half of it in one day. Love the story line and the characters, this part of history is not something I knew anything about. I hope to continue with this series.

  • Pzimbicki
    2019-04-19 17:39

    OkayIt was a fast read but not my type of book. I love historical novels but this one was too out there for me. Not believable.

  • Donald Luther
    2019-04-21 16:58

    In 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', Oscar Wilde wrote, 'There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.'This book is badly written.

  • Louise Juliani
    2019-04-12 13:49

    Makes you want to read the next book

  • Ilaria
    2019-03-23 11:39

    La mia recensione qui:

  • Linda Cole
    2019-04-13 19:43

    NiceVery intense lots of action and puzzles the story was good but it was a little confusing with all the details of religion

  • elisabee
    2019-03-24 16:01

    DecentNot bad, interesting throughout most of the book. Some racy parts kept it exciting, a little hard to follow sometimes.

  • Jessie Rember
    2019-04-11 13:54

    Definitely a lighter read. The history is interesting, if you're interested in Etruscan relics. I enjoyed this book but would not read the rest of the series. It's a bit formulaic for me.

  • Pat Pinner
    2019-04-06 14:32

    Book two cannot wait to readI loved every word written on every page held my interest from cover to cover recommend everyone read this book