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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Book Review: The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

This is mankind’s last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent humanity hurtling toward disaster, and far from its original purpose. There is only one solution that can reset the compass and right the ship, and it consists of only two words.
With time running out, it is up to David Ponder and a cast of history’s best and brightest minds to uncover this solution before it is too late. The catch? They are allowed only five tries to discover the answer.
Readers first encountered David Ponder in The Traveler's Gift. Now, in The Final Summit, Andrews combines a riveting narrative with astounding history in order to show us the one thing we must do when we don’t know what to do.

I chose to review this book because The Heart Mender by the same author remains one of my most favorite books that I have had the opportunity to review.  I chose this book knowing it was the sequel to The Traveler's Gift which I have not read but plan to do so.  I had no trouble understanding The Final Summit, but I do think that it would be beneficial to the reader to read them in order if possible.

Andy Andrews did not disappoint me with this story.  It was a wonderful read that both entertained and educated me about people and events in history that I knew nothing about.  Although the book is fiction, there is quite a bit of interesting factual information about famous (and not so famous) people that I found fascinating.  There is a problem to be solved and all of humanity depends on whether or not David and his team of Travelers can solve it.  They believe they can solve the answer fairly quickly and easily, which I believe says quite a bit about man and his arrogance.  They learn rather quickly that it is not as easy as they believe and they must work together to come up with a solution.  The ending in itself was not predictable like I thought it would be.  The book has a positive message (which I am not going to tell you and ruin it for you) and was truly an enjoyable read.

I received a complimentary e book copy of The Final Summit from Thomas Nelson for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation.

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