This review is from: Trinity of the Sun: Book I (Kindle Edition)
This is an interesting book which ponders whether Renaissance artists worked to a secret code when creating their masterpieces. This in itself is not a new notion - there is a wealth of material available as to what the great artists of the day may or may not have been trying to tell us - an idea which has been so succesfully exploited by Dan Brown in "The Da Vinci Code" for example.
However where this book differs is that it reflects on these ideas by revisiting and retelling the story of Jesus, John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene, through the discovereies and musings of the characters Sophie and Carmen Leon, as they travel through the museums and ancient buildings of Rome. It is also beautifully illustrated with the masterpieces in question (which saves the reader the trouble of madly looking up the image to see what the characters are talking about). If you are familiar with Rome you will recognise the places they visit and the things they experience, which is very nice (if not you can armchair travel quite comfortably).
Where this book has weakness, is simply that it is, in some areas, too descriptive. It could, in my opinion, do with a seriously good edit, as sometimes less is more, and there are occasions where my attention drifted. However it travels along at a considerable pace and is informative - if you are a fan of elaborate explanations this is definitely the book for you. It is entertaining, challenging, keeps the reader engaged and above all the characters of Sophie and Carmen are likeable and believable.
I believe it is the beginning of a series; it will be interesting to see where it is going.