“In The Courts Of The Sun” by Brian D’Amato

May 9, 2009

First off, it is fiction. But so was the Da Vinci Code… A review in the Chicago Tribune says:

They developed a way to send bursts of energy through a tiny, artificially created singularity… ”

That singularity is the narrator of D’Amato’s absolutely amazing new thriller about the end of the world—Jed DeLanda, a descendant of the Maya living in the year 2012, a math prodigy who spends his time playing Go against his computer and raking in profits from online trading.

…D’Amato’s genius is in making that possibility personal. His DeLanda is believable and very likable, even when he’s spouting ancient history and obscure mathematical theory.

Publishers Weekly says:

“A remarkable, unique, stand-out book. Prodigious in its scope, its originality, its ambition, its intelligence, and the mastery of its research. In a word: awesome. Or brilliant. Make that two words: awesome and brilliant.”
—Raymond Khoury, author of The Last Templar and The Sanctuary “Fans of the late Michael Crichton will welcome this engrossing thriller. . . . The period details are as convincing as those in Simon Levack’s superb Aztec mysteries.”

If I get a chance to read my preview copy in the next few weeks, I’ll let you know if is worth buying, but based on the previews, I’d say yes!

Comments

5 Responses to ““In The Courts Of The Sun” by Brian D’Amato”

  1. cyco on May 10th, 2009 9:03 pm

    A non-fiction book I just finished reading is Fractal Time by Gregg Baden. It zeros in on way 2012 is such an important date and how all other cyclical years have ended in cataclysms. As you probably know, we are completing two cycles; the 5125 and the 20,000 year cycles are coming to completion this time around.

  2. Ellie on June 2nd, 2009 11:26 pm

    What a book! I cannot put it down. D'amato uses 50 cent words. So not only am I reading an incredible thriller, as you put it, but I am gaining new vocabulary. The Maya were amazing, and loving history, I am finding this book to be really awesome, or as Jed says "Godless"!

  3. Rohaan Solare on July 8th, 2009 5:25 am

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    Mayan Calendar and Dec. 21, 2012: The Facts, the Fiction and the Marvels pt.1 An introduction

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  4. estelle on February 11th, 2010 11:55 pm

    I read this book on the specific request of the publisher, and couldn't wait to put it down. It's one of the worst fictional stories based on the Mayan calendar that I have come across. The main character is particularly unappealing. A big thumbs down for me.

  5. Florence on May 19th, 2011 12:28 am

    Glad I’ve finally found soemthing I agree with!

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