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Revelation: Book One of the Revelation Trilogy [Kindle Edition]

MJ Mancini , John Paine
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Michael Raphael finds his sanity in question when his estranged daughter is abducted for use in a satanic ritual to prevent the Second Coming of Christ. During a bizarre, plot-twisting plunge into ancient myths, secret societies and modern day peril, Michael is guided by Nicholas Nevsky, a religious theologian living deep in the mountains of Bulgaria, who hides some secrets of his own.  Thrust into a world few realize exist, Michael is forced to face his mysterious past while enduring the vile underbelly of the darkest side of human existence. "Revelation" is the first in a trilogy of novels written by one of the most identifiable and creative authors of our time.  MJ Mancini has taken an age-old tale and crafted it into a modern thriller sure to titillate and satisfy.


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"Simply the best thriller of all time.  A must read!", Ocean Book Review

"Finally a book worth reading...I couldn't put it down!" Lucia Capobianco, Essex Book Review

"A page turner that keeps you on the edge of your seat." Nora Theile, Monmouth County Fiction Club.

"I can't tell where fact becomes fiction!  MJ Mancini's debut novel "Revelation" promises to pick-up where DaVinci Code left off." Christopher Dobbins, BrickHouse Literary Society

From the Author

"Revelation" is the first book in a trilogy regarding the thrilling fictional account of the second coming of Christ.  The story, conceived between my wife and I, was an absolute pleasure to create.  I hope it entertains the reader as much as it did the author.  Happy reading and "Beware the Cavalieri di Satana!"

Product Details

  • File Size: 555 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 147920806X
  • Publisher: Revelation Press, LLC; Second Edition 2013 edition (August 23, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0093OPR2U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,747 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting new "conspiracy type" thriller November 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this book a great deal and although I don't write "book report style reviews", I would like to explain why I would recommend it;
The writing style is easy to read and flows well, with a plot that moves swiftly and never plods or tires. There are no unnecessary sentences, which enables the reader to fly through the story on the edge of their seat.

Other authors have written similar story lines, but despite this, it felt very fresh and intriguing, and I remained gripped to the last page. The characterisation is excellent, and our hero Michael is very likable.

The hook into the second book is neat and completely realistic, without compromising the satisfaction of the end of the first. I will now look out for the second book.

There are a couple of points that could improve the overall reading experience. Good editing, and I'm not referring to changing text, but correcting the typos; A book this good, deserves finishing touches. Secondly, the book cover composition is creepy and gives a big clue to a major story line
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTS November 23, 2012
By debndi7
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This book vaguely is similar to the "Davinci code" by Dan Brown. If you enjoyed that book, this one will keep you flipping pages and you will be flying by the seat of your pants....The momentum didn't stop from the start.......I would have given this book 6 stars, but couldn't....also would have taken off 1/2 star cause the author sent me on a wild search looking for the next book in this trilogy, as he has already named the next two books and they are not as yet published.....Want to try a different genre than you normally would read...GET THIS ONE! You will be up reading till 4 in the morning with this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Espresso anyone? December 7, 2012
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The journey is a fast-paced modern take on ancient theory. My favorite thing a writer can do? - Draw you in by evoking a multi-dimensional experience. Mancini does just that. Not only do his descriptive powers prevail when painting a visual for the reader (think elaborate depiction of physical surroundings - complete with aromatic inclusion). My personal favorite - when he directs his talent for such delicious phraseology toward coffee and wine lovers. Quite frankly, even if you aren't a fan of the dark, rich elixir (also known as espresso) - you may find yourself at the nearest gourmet cafe asking the barista to prepare you something rich and aromatic, then finding a nice corner to sip and read!

Mancini shines in the details, but that's not saying the bigger picture is illustrated with any less enthusiasm. The twists and turns of this truly unique adventure will keep you turning the pages...certainly worked for me, if not accompanied by my favorite brew, a good Malbec never disappointed as my reading partner...now I'm looking forward to the second course...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Dan Brown like from the early days .. Gripping. November 9, 2013
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I am not one for Revelation theories or stories, but wow.. upon recommendation I purchased this book and am utterly pleased with it.
This is definitely one of those books that you pick up to read and stay engaged with until you're finished. If you're a quick reader like me that'll be about 3 very heart pumping hours later.

Mr. Mancini has written a compelling story that brings us back to our basic instinctual values of protection. We get to see what an average man from New Jersey will do to protect his family and what results from that. There is a huge plot twist that I didn't see coming, which was delightful because I usually see them a mile away.

A huge bonus for Mr. Mancini is his keen ability to depict surroundings and ambiance through text, even down to how things smell. It never feels pedantic or trite it's just good imagery that will draw you in to the mystery.

I have to disagree with previous posters, and maybe the book has received a second editing, but I simply didn't see the grammatical errors that people are talking about.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Revelation" Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat November 16, 2014
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After reading M.J. Mancini's “Revelation: Book One of the Revelation Trilogy," I can hardly wait for the next volume.

An outstanding writer who one-ups others who have plowed this ground many times before with a new twist that immediately takes this novel to another level. Indeed, if this were politics, Mancini's clever writing would make his candidate, “Revelation,” the clear leader in the race for top spot on the book market ballot.

Briefly, the novel uses the New Testament and some passages in quite an interesting way that, if it were not handled skillfully, could easily have crashed and burned. Instead of ending up a sophomoric tome with pretentious phrasing, Mancini clearly and forcefully presents his ideas.

His ideas seem so credible that you end up saying to yourself, “Why the h*** not?” when you have time to take a breather from his exciting story that keeps you on the edge of your seat right through the last page. As I turned the last page, in fact, I felt a major letdown as I wanted the story to go on.

The story presents one Michael Raphael, who represents a major theological figure, his friends, his wife Kalina, daughters Vixy and Jax, and the man who would become his mentor, Nevsky. Although all of the action seems to take place over a long period of time, it really takes place in about a week. In that week, though, Michael is hunted, shot at and wounded, beaten and blown up, yet he survives and heals way too quickly! Why does that happen? You might say the author makes Michael do that – but he has his reasons.

Michael and Nevsky are chased around by some very unsavory and dangerous characters who think nothing of snuffing people out with no remorse. They are the epitome of evil.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Different spin on an old idea, well written though
The start of this book was rough for me. I am still not sure how I feel about the very beginning of this book started out. Read more
Published 4 days ago by MzMonka
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Dan Brown this is a MUST READ
This book reminded me of a Dan Brown novel. It is fast paced, doesn’t contain a whole lot of fluff or extra information that doesn’t help build the story. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Marisa Slusarcyk
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
When Michael has to save his daughter from Satanist who are trying to avert the second coming of Christ, things quickly turn into a thrill ride. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Aprilrain
4.0 out of 5 stars I have to admit I get sucked into a book very easily if it is written...
Revelation is about a man who will do anything to protect his family. Michael Raphael’s daughter has been abducted and is being used for satanic ceremonies. Read more
Published 19 days ago by MrsG
3.0 out of 5 stars History-in-the-modern-world Mystery
Revelation: Book One of the Revelation Trilogy is an interesting book. At first, I found it really hard to connect with the characters, even our hero, and I felt that it was a... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Turning the Pages
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly my favourite book.
I picked up this book, only because a friend recommended it to me. Repeatedly, continually and constantly. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Dan Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Good beginnings for a holy ending!
Revelation: Book One by M J Mancini is a fresh take on religious thrillers in the likeness of The Da Vinci Code (2006) and Angels and Demons (2009) starring Tom Hanks. Read more
Published 21 days ago by iShareDesigns
4.0 out of 5 stars A Not-So-Ordinary Man with the World in his Hands
Revelation, the first of a trilogy, is a quasi-religious conspiracy-action thriller built around the Book of Revelations. Read more
Published 22 days ago by E A Fow
5.0 out of 5 stars Well to be honest, I didn’t expect a welcoming committee
Revelation: Book One of the Revelation Trilogy by MJ Mancini is a 342 page thriller. It has sixty-one chapters and is written in third person. Read more
Published 28 days ago by LA Howell
5.0 out of 5 stars A stroke of "Trilogy"-neius! @badwordplay
I’m not a religious person, but I seem to have an affinity for fiction novels that deal with religion in certain ways. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Owen Robinson
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M.J.Mancini, born 1966 in Teaneck, N.J. to a single Italian mother, was raised at the Jersey Shore when the Shore was still greatly underdeveloped and pristine. An only child, he was forced to use his imagination to entertain himself. Now, drawing from a vast wealth of creativity, which permeates his writing, Mancini's become one of today's most identifiable authors. His trilogy, "Revelation", is a ground breaking thriller series depicting the second coming of Christ in our modern age. "Revelation" (the first book), "Bloodline" (the second) and "Second Coming" (the third) are riveting novels that will keep you on the edge of your seat. His unique ability to blend fact and fiction makes M.J. Mancini one of the most intriguing authors of our time.

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When are the next books due out?
Book Two: Bloodline should be out before January 2013. Keep a sharp eye out for it.
Nov 27, 2012 by Michael Tornillo |  See all 2 posts
Well done!
Agreed. I love his fluid style and seamless line between fact and fiction.
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