Daniel Easterman [nom-de-plum of Dennis MacEoin] is an Islamic studies academic (and a former Bahaist) who has always published novels with a realistic grasp of international power games. And real people getting caught in the gears of said games. When it comes to Near East political yarns, there is simply no contest: Easterman delivers.
As with other novels, THE SWORD is page turner with each crisis resulting in an even higher level of urgency. The balance of the world seems to hang on every turn the hero takes and every bullet he fires. The main problem with Easterman's novels (ever since the The Seventh Sanctuary), is the writer's eagerness to kill off main characters or their loved ones. Sometimes these deaths serve as character motivation. Sometimes they are just pointless.
Not for light reading but recommended.
Sword Paperback – 26 May 2008
About the Author
DANIEL EASTERMAN is the bestselling author of sixteen thrillers. He lives in NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE.
- Publisher : Allison & Busby (26 May 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 510 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0749079304
- ISBN-13 : 978-0749079307
- Dimensions : 11.4 x 3.5 x 18.5 cm
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YIELDING THE SWORD OF PROPHESYReviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 August 2008
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The sword of a good narrativeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 January 2016
Again, a great read from a diverse author. The interweaving of current Islamist /ISIS issues with a great storyline and believable characterisation make for a good read. Some unexpected story twists leave you stunned and a believable plot thread makes it believable. A must read.
Great BookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 November 2018
Good story, Good writing
Four StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2016
Well written had me on the edge of my seat
I discovered Daniel Easterman by chance and have always enjoyed reading his booksReviewed in the United States on 20 January 2016
I discovered Daniel Easterman by chance and have always enjoyed reading his books. I love the way he mixes modern day events with the past. A very good read.