Dark Passage

Dark Passage It began with a rain of frogs A strange phenomenon grips the world of today and yesterday A shepherd boy appears outside a scientific facility at Los Alamos New Mexico babbling in an ancient tongue

  • Title: Dark Passage
  • Author: Junius Podrug
  • ISBN: 9780812578508
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • It began with a rain of frogs A strange phenomenon grips the world of today and yesterday A shepherd boy appears outside a scientific facility at Los Alamos, New Mexico, babbling in an ancient tongue At the same time, two thousand years ago, mortal fear grips a queen whose murderous ambitions are boundless, as she entertains her subjects with screams of the dyingIt began with a rain of frogs A strange phenomenon grips the world of today and yesterday A shepherd boy appears outside a scientific facility at Los Alamos, New Mexico, babbling in an ancient tongue At the same time, two thousand years ago, mortal fear grips a queen whose murderous ambitions are boundless, as she entertains her subjects with screams of the dying men in an arena.In one moment, time is ripped apart Brutal jihad terrorists slip through the hole in time, on a mysterious and deadly quest to change the course of history To stop them, three innocent people, two men and a woman, are sent back on the most exciting mission in history to unravel a mystery and stop a killer Back to a time when the people of Israel chaffed under the heel of Roman legions and a brutal queen used sex and murder in a scheme for empire.Set against the vivid and violent tapestry of modern and ancient Israel, Dark Passage is an unforgettable saga of war, murder, technology, and high adventure.

    One thought on “Dark Passage”

    1. The premise was great, and it was certainly hard to put down--until the author started going overboard on exposing the back-story of each character. At the same time, despite the melodramatic back-stories, the characters seem more like archetypes than real characters: the Egotistical Actor, the Heroic Yet Traumatized Soldier, the Saintly Woman Wronged. The dialogue seemed forced. Certain stereotypes about Muslim terrorists, the over-sexed French and emotionally frigid scientists also rubbed me t [...]

    2. I’m a lifelong fan of time travel stories and I hate to admit I couldn’t get even a hundred pages into this overwritten yawner, but there it is. Islamic terrorists (all bad guys are “terrorists” since 2001) have gone back through a hole in time (or something) to take the crucifixion of Jesus out of the Christianity equation by killing him first. Leaving aside how such an act would also adversely affect the invention and spread of Islam seven centuries later (never discussed) and the assu [...]

    3. A review of "Dark Passage" — 1 year agoI really enjoyed the book…right up until the last few pages. The end made little sense to me for two reasons. 1. In the end, the main character’s decision to help keep things as they were seemed misguided to me, given the repercussions and 2. If someone’s not divine, why maintain their legacy anyhow, especially at such cost? (I’m intentionally trying to be vague—I’m trying not to ruin the book for people who haven’t read it.)The Jewish histo [...]

    4. It had some interesting historical details regarding people and places unfamiliar to most people and there was some suspense in places but the narrative often waxed overly pedantic, and I'm certain that theoretical physicists could quarrel with the central theme. Loose ends were left dangling. The ending was sort of a surprise, but also seemed weak. There was just too much of the implausible I would say, but overall and in general not a bad read.

    5. The premise of the story was intriguing, and the ending of the story I liked, but a lot of the inbetween fluff got on my nerves and took away from the story itself. There was a lot of background given on the individual characters that started to bore me, and a few sex scenes inserted into the story seemed forced and unnecessary.

    6. This was one of those books where I read it simply to hate no the author. The dialogue was absolutely awful - from a bad b-movie from the 30s. The story was interesting, although very predictable and needed more science.

    7. I remember finding this one at the library when I was younger. It has a great plot, although Podrug decided to mingle in some adult entertainment. At the time, I did not know what I was getting into. The novel and the story in itself is fantastic though.

    8. The concept of the book was really cool. The author did a great job of reacting the time period. But all of the sex and stuff was a bit over the top for me and kept me from liking the characters.

    9. - i love love this book and finished it within three hours while writing a paper in the process! read it and enjoy!

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