The Key

The Key

Book - 2012
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Simon Toyne's breathtaking international bestseller, Sanctus, had critics everywhere cheering, calling the author the new Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code) or Steve Berry (The Jefferson Key), while praising Toyne's debut thriller as "remarkable," "thrilling," "provocative," "haunting," and "spectacular."

The adventure continues with The Key, returning readers to the dark world of a sinister religious order older than Christianity and their Vatican-like secret citadel high in the Turkish mountains--as one courageous woman must fulfill an enigmatic prophecy that could determine the ultimate fate of humankind. James Rollins, Raymond Khoury, and Chris Kuzneski fans will not want to miss this one.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2012.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780062038333
Characteristics: 436 pages :,map ;,24 cm.


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Feb 27, 2017

Rarely is the second book as good as the first in a series - but I might have liked this one even more than Sanctus. A very fast-paced, enjoyable read.

Simon Toyne is being compared to Dan Brown. With the amount of research Dan Brown puts into his books I don't consider them quite on the same tier...yet. However, I really enjoy the enigmatic psuedo-history fictions.

DO READ SANCTUS BEFORE YOU READ THIS ONE. I don't believe you would enjoy this book without reading Sanctus first.

Jan 17, 2013

Sanctus is a must read before reading The Key. Toyne is fast becomming one of my favorites. Both good stories and inter-woven characters.

howardpoole Nov 29, 2012

Much like the first one,the writing was supurb. The ending was a little anti-climatic as compared to the rest of the book. The characters continued to impress. Looking forward to the final chapter.

LaBeteNoir Sep 19, 2012

I got hooked onto this trilogy with the first book, Sanctus. The second continues same pace, same conspirators and quick read. Reads fast enough, that I don't start making judgements about possibility this could really happen. I enjoyed and will read the final trilogy.

Aug 26, 2012

The second of a trilogy, this instalment requires a fair bit of suspension of belief (or perhaps a good dose of faith?) as the good guys continue to unravel the secrets of the church. Something always seems to pop up just in time to save them in potentially fatal situations. There's also much more in the way of the supernatural or the hand of God, if you take the religious view. Same cast as the first one with some interesting new comers thrown in.

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