Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Babel Trilogy Reviewed

Fiction For Geeks And History Nerds

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Tower of Babel? Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
An interesting trilogy of books that I have discovered, The Babel Trilogy. Besides being a captivating story that I found quite difficult to stop reading, I am in awe of the author Richard Farr's ability to incorporate so many genres in his writing of these three books. There is quite literally something for just about every type of reader.

Science geeks will find the books fascinating, I think. Most of the characters are involved in some form of science. Many are archaeologists, falling into various forms of digging into the past. There are technology experts and language experts. Bill and Morag are considered Babblers, people who are capable of learning many languages in a very quick manner. Their specialty is in ancient languages and what they discover is quite fascinating!

Suffice it to say, one can't delve into the languages of the past without also getting involved in the history of humanity. So, the reader who enjoys historical lines in a plot get a nice dose of history mixed into the plot. One doesn't just get a refresher in ancient history but also some of the myths of ancient cultures. Bill has a theory that most of the myths of various peoples were based on something that actually happened. 

The books have a bit of Sci-fi and fantasy wrapped into the plot, as well. For those who like a good adventure story, well I don't think they will be disappointed and there is even a bit of romance thrown in. 

I think that most people are familiar with the Tower of Babel story. You know, humans tried to build a tower up to the heavens, God was angry and destroyed the tower along with giving the humans many languages so that they could no longer understand each other. Mr. Farr creates an alternative to this story, something much more sinister.

I found this series of books quite fascinating and as I said above, I could not put them down. If you enjoy a book or set of books that make you think, make you look things up to understand them better and keep you guessing as to what is actually happening; I believe you will enjoy these books as much as I did.

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  1. I do love a great trilogy that you simply can't put down. You know the series is a real winner when you finish the first book and feel the let down of knowing you want more. Sure sounds like you discovered just that, Bev.

  2. Always love to hear about books that capture your attention so completely! Thanks for the review, I will bookmark the series.

  3. Sounds fascinating, Beverly. I'll have to put this series on my reading list.

  4. Great review. I wish I had more time to read. Maybe after I complete a few projects I can go back to reading fiction again. Right now I don't want to start books I can't put down.