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rank 5909
word count 12534
date submitted 24.03.2010
date updated 24.03.2010
genres: Fiction, Thriller, Historical Ficti...
classification: universal
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Four Kings

Christopher Sun

A history professor's drawn into a game with a killer who uses murders to distract the world from a plot to overthrow the French government.

 

History professor. Banker. Vice-President of France. The Illuminati. James Hale, a history professor, finds himself pulled into a tangled web when Stephanie, the daughter of his closest friend, begs him to help her find her father’s killer. At first reluctant to get involved, Hale discovers a trail leading to a powerful banker – and to even more powerful forces hidden in the shadows. As Hale digs deeper and deeper, he finds himself joining forces with a disgraced police inspector, and the two men race against time to prevent a catastrophic event from taking place which will change the entire political landscape for centuries to come. Coming in at about 60,000, FOUR KINGS is a hair-raising thriller along the lines of THE DA VINCI CODE and ANGELS AND DEMONS. The first book in a pentalogy, it sets the stage for James Hale and his mission to prevent the secret order of the Illuminati from getting a stranglehold on the world stage.

 
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Cathy Hardy wrote 493 days ago

Reads like a dream. Lovely characters and good hooks. Lovely, top stars.

Cathy

lionel25 wrote 1466 days ago

Christopher, your first chapter swept me into the second. This is a smooth, entertaining read. Good job overall.

Happy to back your work.

Joffrey (The Silver Spoon Effect)

Niobrara Kardnova wrote 1479 days ago

Four Kings moves at a good pace and sets a nice hook with the playing cards and the painting. Hale makes a good MC whom you can carry through into sequels and Stephanie is an attractive love interest. I hope you hold tight to the mystery line and don't go running off on a thrille/action tract, but that is a matter of personal taste. I like all that you have posted. Backed.
Niobrara Kardnova (The Trouble with Wives)

missyfleming_22 wrote 1481 days ago

This definitely starts strong and keeps up that strong pace. It's a fascinating subject and you've got a likable main character that we will want to follow on this adventure. I really enjoyed what I read! You get to learn so much history in these kinds of books. Great job with this.

Missy
Mark of Eternity

Betty K wrote 1481 days ago

Oh, wow. What a compelling opening. This is a page turner for sure and very well written. I'm already a fan and can hardly wait to read more.

Betty K "Destiny's Weave"

Barry Wenlock wrote 1484 days ago

Hi Christopher - Fast paced is right...and how! The Illuminati Trilogy is on my favs list, so I really enjoyed this as far as it went. I look forward to more.
Backed with best wishes,

Barry
Little Krisna and the Bihar Boys

Burgio wrote 1484 days ago

Continuing tales of the Luminati . . . picks up where the DiVinci Code leaves off. The pace of this is good. Moves forward rapidly. Aaron is a hero easy to like. I guess I would have liked you to construct an original villain rather than using the Luminati, but it reads so well, I'm not really complaining. Backed. Burgio (Grain of Salt).

Christopher Sun wrote 1484 days ago

This is compelling, the reader has empathy for Aaron, and the chapters are cleverly structured. A good premise and exciting book. This should climb the rankings quickly.

Backed,

Lisa.



Hi Lisa:

Thank you for your comment and backing my book. "Four Kings" has received a lot of backings. I hope it will climb up the ladder in the ranking.

"Four Kings" is Part 1 of a 5-part series. I have written the screenplay version of Parts 1 to 4 but just written the novel version of Part 1. If it gets published, I will adapt the other parts into novels in the near future.

Chris

lisawb wrote 1484 days ago

This is compelling, the reader has empathy for Aaron, and the chapters are cleverly structured. A good premise and exciting book. This should climb the rankings quickly.

Backed,

Lisa.

Christopher Sun wrote 1484 days ago

This is so frigging good! I was only going to read the first chapter and now six chapters in - I'm going to get fired! But I will return for more later! Backed with pleasure!

Liz
The Cheech Room



Hi Liz:

Thank you for your message. I'm glad you like "Four Kings."

Take care.

Chris

lizjrnm wrote 1485 days ago

This is so frigging good! I was only going to read the first chapter and now six chapters in - I'm going to get fired! But I will return for more later! Backed with pleasure!

Liz
The Cheech Room

Jim Darcy wrote 1485 days ago

Wow, got to the end of what you have posted before I realised! This is a good read, gripping and involving. Your MC, Hale, engages the reader's sympathy and your initial chapter is a real hook. This should do very well here. Jim Darcy The Firelord's Crown

AlleJo wrote 1485 days ago

Completely gripping opening - doesn't let go.

I'm reading on. Just suggest you break your pitch
into paragraphs (double the line spaces).

I think a blank line after Illuminati, before James, might
work well, since there are rather a lot of titles up
there, to start with.

Then a line before 'Coming in'.

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