EPIPHANY: The Untold Epic Journey Of The Magi
Author: Paul Harrington
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; first edition.
“An Unfaultable Literary Work of Historical Fiction”
I settle in my comfy chair and began to read “Epiphany” and immediately I am captivated by this prolific tale. The wise men – an Asian, an Arab, and an Ethiopian unite to achieve the impossible, to observe the birth of Jesus. Along their journey, they battle the Romans, King Herod, travel grueling land, and tussle with the supernatural. In my opinion, Harrington delivers a masterpiece of art through his storytelling. His eye for description and detail is astounding. The author draws you into the story by taking you on a journey with the three Magi through China, Petra, the grand peaks of Arabia, and down through Ethiopia unto the holy land of Bethlehem. As a young child I remember, from my early church upbringing, the story of the three wise men – bringing gifts to our Lord Savior. One of the largest events in preparation for Christmas includes revisiting these events. However, not much is known about the mysterious Magi. Down through centuries the traditions have became progressively more embellished. Through Harrington’s imagination and creativity we can walk in their shoes – so to speak – live their passion; experience their undying faith.
When reading “Epiphany” it’s easy to forget that, what you’re reading is a mixture of fiction. In my opinion, it reads as a compelling theory – one in which would make an extraordinary MOVIE!
I give “Epiphany” five stars and recommend this gripping novel to all who enjoy reading historical fiction at its best. “Epiphany” is Harrington’s first novel – let’s hope he honors us with another very soon.
Paul Harrington holds a BA degree in English Literature from Boston College and an MA in English Literature from the University of Rochester, NY. Writing professionally for over twenty years, his award winning broadcast work has been seen around the world. He has had the esteemed privilege of working with The White House and the Unites States Olympic Committee.
Allbook Reviews by Barbara Watkins