The Scimitar and the Glory Boxes – Frederick Morse

Some of the best books I have read are ones I stumbled upon, and this one is no exception. I actually came across this book on a free ebook site, and due to the quality of this story, I am hoping (and going to suggest) that the author get this book somewhere where it can make the money it justly deserves to.

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This story takes you on a 2000 year journey that begins with one person trying to obtain the 3 iron nails, and the wooden cross, that were used to crucify Jesus Christ. One man’s journey turns into a journey through the ages, with people hired for the entirety of their lives to track the history of one young girl who experienced stigmata when she was near the holy relics. They were tasked with tracking her family lineage, and passing on that duty to others that could be trusted, and it was made clear that this was a job that would never end. And it did not end. They knew this family’s bloodline would be one that could likely find these relics, no matter how much time may pass.

The iron nails were melted down and used to make a scimitar. The cross was cut down and made into three Glory Boxes, or what we would in today’s time call a Hope Chest. This scimitar enables the owner certain supernatural powers. Currently hid in the desert, it is being tracked both for the right, and wrong, reasons. Dependent on who it is that is searching for it.

This is one story where I do not want to give too much away, and certainly no spoilers. But I assure you, if you enjoy religious based stories, religious historical ideas, and mystery and intrigue, this is a story you will want to read. It is less than 160 pages, and I promise you will not want to put it down once you begin reading it!

6 thoughts on “The Scimitar and the Glory Boxes – Frederick Morse

  1. robynrussellauthor May 17, 2018 / 6:32 am

    Don’t be so hard on yourself Angela, I am sure his wife was over the moon to think that her husband will be remembered for his passion, and your review will surely spread the word of just what a good author Frederick Morse was. I will certainly be getting a copy.

    • Angela May 17, 2018 / 7:34 am

      Thanks Robyn! I would love to hear what you think of it as well!

  2. Anonymous May 17, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Soon as I get a minute, however, you must have thought I was completely stupid replying to something posted in 2014. I must admit to being new to this blogging, but will in future look to the post dates before replying.

  3. Anonymous May 18, 2018 / 6:36 am

    Hi Angela, I have read quite a few comments from reviewers saying they can’t understand why authors pay for reviews, and wanted to explain why I did. Having written my book and only the family had read it, I felt I needed someone outside, who didn’t know me, to read it and review. The free reviews seemed to take so long and my book was already at the publishers, so I opted to pay. The review I got was prompt and the five stars gave me the confidence to start marketing my book rather than rely on it just being out there. I am still passing my book around to local bookstores and paying for press releases in the hope that I can get more confidence to continue writing my second book. Let me know if you would be interested in reviewing my book and I would happily send you a copy. Maybe you have some other ideas where I can get quick reviews?
    Robyn Russell

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