The Jewel of Seven Starsby Bram Stoker
320 pages, Mystery
Reviewed by Sylvana Atlanta
Very entertaining book with some spiritual content.
PlotIn the early hours of the morning, a young lawyer is called to the home of a beautiful woman whom he has recently met, where her archaeologist father lies in a coma, the victim of a mysterious attack. The injured man is discovered to have dabbled in ritual magic in an attempt to raise an ancient Egyptian queen from the dead. As the hour of his great experiment approaches, a deadly supernatural struggle begins.
MoralityOver all the morality was good, I believe. Well, that is to say, it never really had /bad/ morals. People were respectful of one another, including asking the father for permission to court the daughter before mentioning it to her.
Spiritual ContentThey talk of God, but they also talk of the Egyptian gods as though they are just as real. Personally, that bothered me.
ViolenceThere was rather a lot of violence, as was to be expected from this type of book, and Stoker went into rather a lot of detail about it (especially when describing blood), though compared to most modern books it wasn't bad.
Drug and Alcohol ContentThe men smoke socially multiple times.
Sexual ContentNone, really. Though, when they unwrap Queen Tera's mummy, she is not clothed, this is rather brief and not terribly specific.
Crude or Profane Language or ContentOne of the men says, "Well, I'll be damned" once but apologizes as soon as he has said it.
ConclusionI found it to be an entertaining book, if one is willing to sort through the oddities and you don't take it too seriously. There was a mixture of Christian and pagan religion, however, that should be approached cautiously.
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