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A mysterious child with uncanny abilities. A deadly threat to dominant religions. A prey to merciless secret organizations. An unimaginable origin that unfolds within the bowels of hell.

Theon E. Rex is no ordinary boy. Discovered as an infant in a symbol-riddled well near Manor Clos Lucé, Leonardo Da Vinci’s former residence, he soon manifests extraordinary powers ranging from the stunning to the devastating, attracting the attention of the Vatican and other powerful organizations bent on exploiting or destroying him. Terrified the secret behind his mysterious origins will reduce biblical doctrine to ashes and crush his empire, the Pope himself orders his death.

Even Satan has designs on Theon. Hell’s fury descends upon him as the Dragon Lord whisks the boy prodigy to his infernal realm, determined to weaponize him and bring destruction and desolation to the Kingdom of Heaven... and to Earth. Of all the echoes - restored human souls - roaming heaven and hell, Leonardo Da Vinci comes to Theon’s aid, helped by Satan’s crossbred daughter and other unlikely allies.

A frantic race ensues across hell and into heaven in hopes of finding a cure to Theon’s explosive curse. But a misguided God swears the boy will not cross heaven's borders. What they discover about his origins, no one - neither Da Vinci nor even God himself - could have imagined.

Main cast of characters:

  • Theon E. Rex, hero and boy prodigy
  • FBI Agent Cameron Rex and wife, Sarah, Theon's adoptive parents
  • Leonardo Da Vinci, famed painter and inventor
  • Akara, Satan's young estranged daughter
  • Tholen of the Kalidrone, a race deformed beyond belief, alienated from God
  • Amadeo Da Verdi, ex-Templar Knight and agent of the Vatican
  • NASA Director Bill Adams, Mars Exploration program
  • FBI Assistant Director Scott Dumont
  • Cardinal Pierre Nadeau, double agent
  • Doctor George Lapierre and Maurice Lefoux, members of the Circle of the Eight, leadership group of the Priory of Sion
  • US President Karl Armstrong
  • Pope Benvenuto, born Carsten Maximilian Reiniger
  • Child serial killer (unnamed)
  • Young Michel de Nostredame, prior to becoming known as Nostradamus
  • King Deus, Lord God
  • Maitraya, God's Holy Spirit
  • Jesus Christ
  • Maria Magdalena
  • Mary, mother of Jesus, and sister Bethel
  • Satan, Dragon Lord
  • Demahon, Dark Lord and Satan's master
  • Archangels Michael and Gabriel
  • Archdemons Thevetat and Aurignacia
  • Adolf Hitler, former leader of the Third Reich and mass murderer
©2015 Carl Daoust (P)2017 Carl Daoust

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Holey Moley!

Daoust pretty much has it all:
-a complex storyline written simply, but covering some complex topics;
-multiple timelines; ranging from 37,000 years ago, to 2,000 years ago, and modern day;
-writing that is part spoof, comedy, supernatural, parody, mystery, farce, thriller, science fiction....and even poetic ;-)
-he covers religion, science, politics, history, mysticism, justice, gambling, treachery, incest, redemption.
There’s so much going on that I’ve been relistening to several parts, many times, before giving any review.
I think the only thing missing is Christopher Moore challenging Dan Brown to bowling with frozen turkeys at the Safeway.
If you’re very impatient, or very religious, this may not be for you.
If you enjoy creativity, this one is worth checking out.
CH Norman delivers the right voice to carry off this book: mature adult male with an element of Edward R Murrow’s reporting nous; but also the narrator from the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • 01-08-18

Thought provoking and interesting

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a very interesting book. It was very reminiscent of De Vinci Code, with a whole lot of paranormal and X Files thrown in. It is thought provoking and well narrated. I think it is definitely worth a listen.

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A lot of work went into this book

If you could sum up The Boy Who Set Fire to the Bible in three words, what would they be?

A look at the history of man and good and evil. from the point of view from Heaven and hell. In many ways this book reminds me of The DaVinci Code, a lot of research into not only Religious studies but science goes into books like this.

What did you like best about this story?

This book was full of twists and turns just when you think you have an idea of what is going on, you find yourself sitting stunned because you did not see that coming.

What does Charles Henderson Norman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator was able to bring voice and personality to each of the characters so that you knew more about them than you would have known from just reading the book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Theon E. Rex met Jesus in a cell in Hell. The justification for him being in the cell just floored me, I think of Jesus as being sin free so why was he in hell? He had taken all the sins of mankind on his shoulders so his sin is as great as all of mankind.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to book 2 there are so many places this story can go and I look forward to going on the journey.

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DeVinci code, Nostradamus, and more...awesome!

The Boy Who Set Fire to the Bible
By Carl Daoust
Narrated by Charles Henderson Norman
This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
Wow, this book blew me away! Think De Vinci Code, throw in SETI, Nostradamus, Nazis, different theories you may not have heard of, Satan, Jesus, the Pope, Mary, and a wormhole, and mix, shake, and add lots of danger, intrigue, and a hell of a ride and you have this amazing book!
This book is so thought out...all of these small details...wow..to all come together so well, it was an awesome story although some people will find it offensive, but it is just fiction folks. If you were offended by De Vinci Code, don't read this. If you loved De Vinci Code, you will love this!
An FBI agent, checking out leads concerning the deaths of newborns, falls in a well while taking a break with his wife. His wife helps him out. She finds a baby, a special baby....a baby soon everyone wants..... He can do so much! But who is he really, who is his father? It keeps you on your toes until the end! So cool!
The narrator has this down pat! The voice is perfect for this role. He can do the little boy, the little children, women, the the gruff men, all the emotions, the suspense, all the intrigue, you feel it all come through! Perfect narrator for this book! Great job! I want to know if there is a next book because I want to hear it! Wonderful!!!