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The Book of Ur

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Frank Vickers is the monster who inspired Mary Shelly, but he was not created by mad science but by an ancient magical text, The Book of Ur (ebook from Black Rose Writing). The Vatican has lost it, and Frank, with the help of two Vatican agents, has to retrieve it.Mark Everett Stone’s tale is impossible to put down and has the monster not only dealing with modern weapons, but also other monsters like werewolves and vampires. I hope there’s a sequel.

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The Book of Ur is the story of a man (?) we know as Frank Vickers, who is commandeered from his home by two members of Manus Dei, the secret agency of the Vatican - the members sent to force Vickers to help find the ancient and powerful Book of Ur. Over the course of the book, we learn about Vickers' life and why the Church "chooses" him for this mission. We also learn about what makes Vickers special and how it's connected to the Book of Ur. We also learn that sometimes people are inspired and moved by people who may seem different on the outside, but have the biggest hearts.

Of course, there is the adventure and action of determining and procuring the Book of Ur, but all is not what it seems.

Personally, I loved this book and couldn't put it down. The storyline keeps going from the present to the past. At first, it was a little unsettling, but once I was well into the book, the reasoning for the constant back and forth made sense. In fact, all information is a necessity!

Written in great detail with great precision, the Book of Ur is a must read! It's great for those who love the paranormal; for those who love historical thrillers! I would even go out on a limb and say that even lovers of conspiracy thrillers might like and/or love this book!

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When “Victor franks” saves a senator‘s daughter from White slavery that is just another day at the office and another person who owes him a favor but when two people show up at his hidden Hawaiian home and tells him the Book OF Er is missing he knows this could be apocalyptic he’s only seen the book once and has been in search of it ever cents. This book is so good I didn’t want it to end although he looked at his self as a monster due to him having albinism and all the scores due to his hundreds of years of life and battle The last time he had friends was back when he saved the future authoress Mary Shelly and Dr. Polly dolly from being attacked by locals in Geneva. He has supernatural attributes besides being immortal and if you’re wondering how he became that way it’s all in the book and over the book it is I absolutely love this book and can only hope there’s going to be a second one because I would be so down to read that. If you love real history enter twine with great science fiction then you’ll love The Book Of Er by Mark Everett Stone. Usually when books or as long as this one is I sometimes cannot wait for the end but with this one I wanted it to go on I can’t reiterate what a phenomenal plot and hero they had in this book so freaking good! I want to think black rose riding and Net Galley for my free arc copy please forgive any mistakes as I am blind and dictate my review.

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Frankenstein's monster turns bounty hunter and philanthropist in Mark Everett Stone's novel "The Book of Ur." In this unique and imaginative take on the classic literary and movie character, the regenerated monster falls madly in love with none other than esteemed novelist Mary Shelley. And vows not only to protect her descendants, but to destroy those who exploit women, children, animals, and other types of innocents. On the way he encounters various entities that reads like a guide to the world's most quintessential monsters. It's a wonderful homage to the classic Hollywood monsters. This novel was interesting, fun, poignant, and exciting. There is no way I cannot rave about it. I absolutely loved it. Horror at its most perfect and grotesque. I'm anticipating a series Mr. Stone, and as soon as possible.

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The author delivers a tense, tightly knitted and gripping story. There's a well done world building and interesting characters
A well done story I highly recommend it
Many thanks to the publisher for this ARC, all opinions are mine

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I loved reading this book. Excellent characterization. It did have a few more typos than I'd expect and I wish it hadn't ended as anti-climactically as it did. Lots of build up for a relatively short "final controntation." I'd love to read more if this became a series!

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Mark Everett Stone does a strong book in this novel, it had everything that I was looking for in this description. I enjoyed how good everything worked in this world. I was enjoying the immortal elements and thought it worked overall.

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Frank Vickers. as the immortal was known for the past twelve years, was asked by the Vatican to hunt down a mythical book, the Book of Ur. Frank while hunting for the book, reminisces on his storied past. The book is a great read and I hope Mark Stone writes a sequel to this.

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Rating: 4.6/5

Review: Dayum! This was good enough to eat. Frankenstein revisited in modernistic fashion. A monster with a heart of gold.

I loved the historical back stories. Added much needed depth. Without, the plot would have been forced into a detective/vigilante style that has been oft repeated. Victor also gains in breadth under his current circumstances as an immortal.

The writing flows in expected fashion with some nice twists to make it interesting. GET THIS!

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I was very intrigued by the blurb for this, so I had to request it. I love how the author weaves the past with the present, and to be honest, I generally don’t like that. This was an intriguing tale of a man who thinks he’s a monster because of events in his past. I don’t think I really got as much of him or his past as I would have liked, and sometimes the plot was a little…forced/uneven/something, but I still quite enjoyed getting to know him, Carter, and Branch, and the journey they went on to find the book. I was thoroughly enjoying myself by the end of the book, and I am invested enough that I am really hoping for a second book. Recommend.

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