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Book Reviews of The Hellmantle Testament
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"I am speechless. I truly loved your book!... The character of Hellmantle was quite obnoxious, but completely endearing and lovable. He was so bloody perfect and always so right. A real superhearo - with Asperger's... I thought your detailed descriptions of the landscapes were breathtaking - I want to go to each and every place! I could almost feel, touch, smell and taste the environment, as well as seeing it in the words."

               - Michelle Hopkins, Sydney Australia 


"I love your novel: for its gutsy, straight-up attack of the Vatican's lies and denial of the existence of the Desposyni, for the interesting, unconventional characters, the contrasting characters between the twin cousins, your knowledgeable detail for the Oriental setting, and the fast-paced excitement of the motorcycle road trip."

               - Derek Steven McPhail, author of Broken Bow and Sea Shanties, Toronto

"I was up late finishing your book. Many thanks for the great read! There is a very healthy tension that makes you want to know what will happen next, page after page. And your descriptions of the four locales are so good, it made me go to Google Earth for a closer looks, HK, North Island [Philippines], Nam, and Kashmir. And the content: profoundly interesting."

- Ted Condon, St. Catharines Canada

"I'm hooked. I love the plotline and character development. Exceptional... Simply captivating!" 

               - Paula Murray, Kingston Canada 

This novels takes place in four different countries and is full of extreme adventure. This is due to the unusual character Roland Hellmantle who has Aspergers Syndrome yet operates at a high level as a professional writer and extreme motorcyclist. When he is confronted by a letter from his great uncle stating there is a valuable map hidden with a Dutch priest living in the Philippines, he and his cousin D'Aqs go to the Philippines to find the Dutch priest. This begins a journey on motorcycles that takes them around the northern island of Luzon, stopping off at the colonial churches along the way. Hellmantle believes that by finding this map will change our understanding of the Bible, the Ten Lost Tribes and the cruxificion of Jesus.
Hellmantle's obsession with motorcycling matches his zeal for believing conspiracy perspectives, so his riding is high level throughout the journey, leaving his weaker cousin D'Aqs injured and sore. His cousin, a missionary who is recovering from malaria after a year in Burma, challenges Hellmantle with his ideas, which only spurs his cousin to more extreme exploits. When they reach the end of their search at the tomb of Jesus after traveling Vietnam and India, the reader has been overwhelmed by a new truth. Did Jesus survive the cross? Was Doubting Thomas the identical twin brother of Jesus? Dive into the fascinating world of a different history, the hidden truths that the collective inertia of belief is too slow to accommodate.  



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