Sean Kilgore, born with the same distinctive birthmark as his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, has no idea that he belongs to the world, not just his parents. Months later after a car accident robs him of his parents and his history, little Sean is adopted by his father’s colleague. Sean Kilgore is now Sean Brennan. As Sean grows older and learns he is adopted, he cannot escape the belief that his triangular birthmark has significance. Yet his attempts at discovering what it means only deepen the mystery.
Years later, Sean feels like a stranger in his own life, encumbered by a restlessness that beckons him into the unknown. Seeking to escape a past marred with disappointment and tragedy, Sean leaves a life of certainty behind and travels from Toronto to Kabul to London and finally to Janus, an uncharted island in the North Atlantic, where he soon discovers a peaceful society, committed to remaining isolated from the world. As Sean immerses himself in a new life, he is unaware that beneath the peaceful charm lies a hidden truth: the island’s enigmatic leader, a beautiful woman, and The Spirit know more about him than he does.
The Mark of Janus is fascinating, intriguing story that has sent my thinking mind into overdrive. This novel is a novel full of possibility and endless enjoyment, it is a novel that enthralled me from beginning to end, and already I implore you lovely readers to read it!
The Mark of Janus follows the novel’s protagonist Sean Kilgore from birth to adulthood on his journey of self-discovery. When Sean is born, it is apparent straight away that he has an unusual, triangular shaped birthmark on him, a birthmark which is identical to his fathers and his grandfathers and so on. However soon after his birth, tragedy strikes and his parents are killed in a car accident with him being the only survivor. Sean is quickly adopted but because he was so young he only discovers his adoption as a teenager, and this is where the novel starts asking the reader questions. I do not want to spoil what happens next as it is brilliant as well as heartbreaking but what I will say is that Sean soon travels the world to settle in a mysterious place called Janus finally and this is where our excellent story begins.
To say The Mark of Janus is an excellent book is an understatement and in no way does that one word do this incredible book justice. Instead, this novel is thrilling, enchanting, mystical, mysterious and above all, incredible and no words will be able to express how much I adored this book! I loved how this novel followed one character on his journey as he grew and began to understand himself, it was poignant and beautiful to read and to see him searching for the meaning to his life was beautiful and captivating. It is not only a character study but rather this novel is also a story of mystery, it is very mysterious and from early on your mind is already whizzing with questions. The Mark of Janus does pose some fascinating concepts and presents moral messages and issues that will keep you captivated until the very end!
The novel’s author Patrick David Daley is an exceptional writer; one that kept me hooked with his writing from beginning to end! His writing was visually descriptive, and I imagined everything he had written so wonderfully, it was like I was watching a movie when I read this book, that is how captivated I was, and how engrossed I was in the mystical story. I loved how Daley has managed to create an extraordinary but also eerie world that will keep the reader hooked; he has built a fascinating world, one that he can expand on beautifully, and I honestly am so excited to see what he can do with it!
To summarise my thoughts on The Mark of Janus, I would say If you adore intriguing stories that have depth and intrigue that will captivate you from the beginning of the book to the end, then you will love this fantastic novel! The Mark of Janus gets Five Stars from me!
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P.P.S., I have learned that this novel is the first in a four-part book series entitled The Janus Chronicles and the series is all about the search for universal peace, the gift of love and the power of personal redemption. Book two is out now I believe, and it is a continuation of Sean’s journey, so I am excited to get my hands on it! Then the Hope of Janus will be available in November 2017 and the final novel in the series will be titled The Time of Janus and will this book will be scheduled for publication in Spring, 2019. How exciting! The Mark of Janus is a newly found favorite book of mine, so I am excited to read the rest of the series! Thanks again for reading book lovers!