“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!