Monday, November 07, 2011

Backliner For Compass of God



The author doesn't get to see what's on the back of the jacket cover until the book is released in bookstores. So naturally, I was curious when the first copies began appearing in bookstores last week. I'm not exactly sure who wrote the blurb that appears on the back cover for Compass of God, but I have my suspicions. During the production phase, one of the editors assigned to this project shared with me her favorite passage from the novel--its a snippet of dialogue that also appears on the jacket cover where Ishmael is speaking to his very marriageable daughters. Gotcha Shauna. Here's a sample of her best backliner gushing:


Beautifully written, deeply moving, and highly intense, Compass of God is a novel about a tumultuous and spiritually significant period of history that sweeps the reader along in the events that take a Book of Mormon prophet and his family into uncharted regions of time, place, and the human heart.

The cast of characters is richly diverse and compelling in this story of political intrigue, intricate family dynamics, and spiritual awakenings. Author David Woolley has once again created a masterful blend of intensely researched details, adventure, and drama, and he has an unerring grasp of the complexity of human relationships in this unforgettable story of love, betrayal, faith, and forgiveness.

Filled with page-turning action, this superb fifth volume in the Promised Land series has all the elements that make for outstanding historical fiction. It is a well-orchestrated, breathtaking symphony of adventure, romance, and a fever-pitched battle between the forces of good and evil.

6 comments:

Stephanie Shumway (and family) said...

yay! Gushing at its finest!! I'm excited for this book! Can't wait to see it on Christmas morning... Maybe I should give Aaron a clue of what to get me... I'll get on that :)

Sandra said...

That was one of my favorite parts of the book. Review coming soon.

David G. Woolley said...

NO kidding Sandra? You've already finished? That's not fair. Why is it SO much easier to read a novel than to write one? There is something eternally unfair about that particular correlation.

Sandra said...

Well, unfair or not I am finished. I actually finished it about 2 weeks ago but my computer has been on the fritz so I haven't been able to write my review. And I know I didn't do the story justice- that is what happens when you try to write while your 17 year old is having a birthday party in the living room.

Jeff Kunz said...

I absolutely love this series. I love the history and scripture tied in along with a plot that keeps you on your toes. It really had made the Book of Mormon come to life for me, but far more is the tie in with the Bible, the Jews, and Jerusalem at the time that I find fascinating. Thanks for putting so much work into making it not only an all together enjoyable read, but also a learning experience, and often, for me personally, a special spiritual experience.

aunty said...

I just finished the book tonight and all I've got to say is hurry up and write some more! Don't leave us hanging!!!!! Excellent books. You have made flesh Laman and Lemuels' wives....not to mention the others.......I love all these characters....what happened to Ammon, Aaron, Ruth, Sarah.......I could go on and on.....like Mulek,Daniel........

Thank you for wonderful hours....we'll be watching for the next one!