At first I was a little weary about the book because it was set in World War II. But all doubts quickly disappeared when you met Lucas. He is on a mission to recover precious art that was stolen by the Third Reich. He finds this sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb. That is when the story really picks up. You see, while they were going through the contents of the sarcophagus they released evil out into the world.
The story then goes to the United States…Princeton in fact. Here you get to meet a whole new cast of characters including the infamous and amazing Einstein. Of course Einstein became a very crucial part of figuring out how to defeat this evil. I am glad that he became a big part of the book because he was written beautifully. It was exactly how I would imagine that he was. I must admit he was one of my favorite parts of the book.
I really recommend this book. Do not be put off by the time period or the mixture of science and the supernatural….It honestly blends together beautifully to create a wonderful story! You aren’t beat over the head with science or the supernatural. There is no weird uncomfortable transition between the two, they just coexisted in this odd balance. I really didn’t expect much from this book, but it blew me away!