Unholy Night

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Publisher Description

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, comes Unholy Night, the next evolution in dark historical revisionism.

They're an iconic part of history's most celebrated birth. But what do we really know about the Three Kings of the Nativity, besides the fact that they followed a star to Bethlehem bearing strange gifts? The Bible has little to say about this enigmatic trio. But leave it to Seth Grahame-Smith, the brilliant and twisted mind behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to take a little mystery, bend a little history, and weave an epic tale.

In Grahame-Smith's telling, the so-called "Three Wise Men" are infamous thieves, led by the dark, murderous Balthazar. After a daring escape from Herod's prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. The last thing Balthazar needs is to be slowed down by young Joseph, Mary and their infant. But when Herod's men begin to slaughter the first born in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt.

It's the beginning of an adventure that will see them fight the last magical creatures of the Old Testament; cross paths with biblical figures like Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist; and finally deliver them to Egypt. It may just be the greatest story never told.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
PB
Peter Berkrot
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
09:47
hr min
RELEASED
2012
April 10
PUBLISHER
Hachette Audio
SIZE
418.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Zwppart2 ,

Fun read

At first I wasn't sure if I liked the story but then it just took off and kept its hold on me. I enjoyed his take on the Three Wise Men and all the historical characters. Definitely a good read!

Strait-Shooter ,

Unholy Night

At first I had second thoughts about reading a book that appears to have sacrilegious overtones, especially after having read some prior writings of Mr. Smith. But, I found this book for the most part Bibically sound. While we view the birth of Christ from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John's gospel writings, we miss what is happening throughout the Roman Empire as news spreads of a "new king" being born. The inter-mingling of characters, the attitudes, the connectiions that bring this book to a fabulous end, is well worth the read.

Jackie P ,

What a night!!!!

Loved it

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