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Overview Continuing his unparalleled literary quest to explore the immediate human fallout surrounding the crucifixion, Lliteras's latest novel follows Addan, a young boy searching for his father, a disciple of Jesus, in this allegorical tale that mirrors the search for faith in these modern turbulent times.
Continuing his unparalleled literary quest to explore the immediate human fallout surrounding the crucifixion, D. S. Llliteras's latest novel follows Addan, a young boy searching for his father, a disciple of Jesus. Along the way, Addan encounters bandits, lepers, and con men before teaming up with Jeshua, an entertainer and opportunist, who protects the boy while at the same time using him to help swindle unsuspecting strangers. Like all of the best fiction characters, Addan's story mirrors our own search for a faith to help us understand and see us through our turbulent and troubled times. D.S. Lliteras is the author of nine critically acclaimed novels.
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Studio: Hampton Roads Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.68" Width: 5.34" Height: 1.07" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 24, 2007
Publisher Hampton Roads Publishing Company
ISBN 1571745386 ISBN13 9781571745385
Availability 0 units.
More About D. S. Lliteras
Lliteras is the author of seven previous books including The Thieves of Golgotha (Hampton Roads, ISBN 1-57174-085-6, 1998) which featured the men who were crucified with Jesus before their executions, as well as Judas the Gentile (Hampton Roads, ISBN 1-57174-144-5, 1999) and Jerusalem's Rain which followed Jesus' disciples after the crucifixion.
D. S. Lliteras currently resides in Virginia Beach, in the state of Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Master of Secrets?
The Unfolding Continues. . . May 17, 2007
This is a simple, and simply profound tale, that continues D.S. Lliteras's modern examination of the beginnings of Christianity. Readers of the author's other Biblical Tales will be rewarded and fascinated by the way those other works resonate in this one. But knowledge of them is not essential in appreciating this, which stands well alone. Master of Secrets tells the story of a young boy, Addan, who loses his family in the aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus. He meets up with the book's main character, the mystical and charismatic Jeshua, and the two begin a journey that is both literal and metaphorical.
This work quietly gathers strength as it unfolds, and by its end has a effective message of love at all costs - the message of Christ himself. Lliteras remains a master of dialogue, and this work, like his others, offers rewards in a second reading. I love two quotes in this book, one where an old woman laments, "Let there be something I can understand," and later the character Dinah states "There can be truth and goodness without God."
The author deserves so much credit: his goal is nothing less that a revitalization of the basic, original principles of Christianity.
The Past as a Lens to Today Mar 19, 2007
In this fourth re-visitation to the crucifix of Jesus, D. S. Lliteras moves from his re-creations of the effect of the event on the lives of the disciples to that of a young boy. While still close to some Biblical facts and quotations, Lliteras is able to broaden the story to introduce a new cast of characters. By choosing a "master of secrets" he is able to offer a very interesting character who shares attributes with the concept of Jesus, while manifesting a strange, dark side of life. This ominous tale is so very complex that the reader has to rethink everything he or she ever thought about Jesus. What is considered to be good and what is bad are mixed and played out for the reader's scrutiny with such finesse that one almost doesn't realize the manipulation. Lliteras has done his research so the story rings true and the trip back two centuries ago in Jerusalem feels plausible. Reading The Master of Secrets felt like finding a long-lost manuscript that had just been found. Only I doubt an account written then could have the grace and insight contained in this book.