Silver

Silver

by Steven Savile

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"There is a plague coming....For forty days and forty nights fear shall savage the streets. Those steeped in sin shall burn. The dying begins now"
With this chilling message a wave of terror unlike anything the world has ever seen sweeps the streets of Europe. Thirteen martyrs burn themselves alive in thirteen major cities simultaneously.
And this is just the beginning.
A religious cult calling itself the Disciples of Judas has risen in the Middle East. They twist the words of ancient prophecies to drive home the fear. Everything you believe in will be proved wrong. Everything you hold true will fail.
Day by day the West wakes to increasingly harrowing acts of terror. As fear cripples the capitals of Europe, the only question is where will be the next to fall? London? Rome? Berlin?
In a race against time - believing the terrorists intend to assassinate the Pope - Sir Charles Wyndham's unique Special Ops team, codename Ogmios, track a labyrinthine course through truth, shades of truth and outright lies that takes them from the backstreets of London to the shadow of Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin and all the way into the heart of the Holy See itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911390794
Publisher: Snowbooks Ltd
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Steven Savile has written for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval,Stargate, Warhammer, Slaine, Fireborn, Pathfinder and other popular game and comic worlds. His novels have been published in eight languages to date, including the Italian bestseller L'eridita. He won the International Media Association of Tie-In Writers award for his Primeval novel, SHADOW OF THE JAGUAR, published by Titan, in 2010, and has been nominated for the British Fantasy Award on multiple occasions. SILVER, his debut thriller reached #2 in the Amazon UK e-charts in the summer of 2011 selling over forty thousand copies in the process. He wrote the story for the huge international bestselling computer game BATTLEFIELD 3 which sold over five million copies in its week of release, and he served as head writer on the popular online children's game SPINEWORLD which have over one million players. His latest books include TAU CETI (co-authored with International Bestselling novelist Kevin J. Anderson), EACH EMBER'S GHOST and the novelisation of the computer game RISEN 2: DARK WATERS.

His popular OGMIOS TEAM series includes Silver, and the origins novels Solomon's Seal, WarGod and Lucifer's Machine.

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Silver 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
I was given this book to review. Silver is a tome, one hell of a book, in scope, complexity and power. Twinning a secret religious cult made up of the descendants of the misunderstood Judas and a handful of highly organized acts of terrorism that begins with 13 people burning themselves alive at the same moment in time across the world, Silver pits a team of secretive investigators against a worldwide religious-political threat. Move over Dan Brown, Saville threads in more flavor, texture and dimension into a story than most authors dream of. Moving from the U.S. to Israel, Rome and Germany and including a vast cast that will make other international thrillers appear pale in comparison, Silver is a hefty read. The pace is even, but not always speedy and the layered details might not be intriguing to all readers. The emphasis here is strongly on large scope character and world building. Silver would appeal to readers who enjoy more of a mainstream slant to genre fiction, such as those who find Stephen King and Michael Crichton's detail and character-oriented styles to their taste. Even readers who might find this storytelling method slow will have to admit that Saville backs it up with a lot of plot interest and intrigue and a twist on the Christian theological mythos that's edgy and new.
DazThreeNine More than 1 year ago
If you want an absolutely unputdownable thriller, that starts with a bang, twists and turns all the way through and climaxes with the promise of more to come, then Silver is for you. A religious thriller, laden with twisted prophecy and stunningly detailed action, Silver drags you along with the Ogmios team for a bumpy ride as they attempt to get to the root of the conspiracy and defeat its protagonists. The skill of the author is not only in depicting gritty and realistic action with the well constructed characters, but also in not just finishing the book with the good guys clearly on top - it is the first in a Trilogy after all - and no matter how many bad guys the Team take out, there always seem to be more standing behind them ready to take over. There is genuine worry for the fate of mankind, such is the seemingly limitless power and reach of the protagonists and the thoroughly believable take on the pieces of Silver in question and the beliefs that spring from them. If you have read the Da Vinci Code or similar - read this, it's better. If you haven't read any thrillers like this because you don't think a religion-based storyline would interest you - read this - it's well worth the ride.
Thomas Kunkel More than 1 year ago
The basic storyline is a good one. However, the author tends to go on and on with what I found to be unnecessary and often repetitive play by play of chase sequences, and characters' running thoughts making the book A LOT longer than it should have been. Sometimes wanted to quit, but the plot made me continue to find what happened next. Lots of potential but a good example where less could have been so much more.
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anthonyj More than 1 year ago
a bit unbelievable at times even for those of us that recognize this as an accepted characteristic of most novels-yes i read it though to completion --but not something id call to tell you you must read
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DGGass More than 1 year ago
In "Silver", the author, Steven Savile, introduces us to Noah Larkin and the rest of the Omgios Team. After thirteen, very public, suicides in thirteen different cities, a new terrorist group emerges threatening forty days and forty nights of terror. In a race against time, the author takes us from England, to Germany, to Rome and, even, to Israel as they piece together the connection of the martyrs. The question is, can they fit all the pieces together to save the Pope, who is the apparent target of this new terror group. "Silver" is a well written, suspense filled novel. I like the fact that he went outside of the "norm" in terms of the religious fanaticism. What makes this novel spectacular, though, is that you never see it coming. Just when you think you have it figured out, you realize that you're wrong. Trust me, you don't see it coming. When I finished with it, all I could say was, wow.
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Larkn0298 More than 1 year ago
In a single moment 13 people across European cities martyr themselves. The only clue accompanying the burnings are cryptic messages in the form of a prophesy by Michel de Nostredame and an excerpt from the third secret of Fatima. The world is promised 40 days and nights of terror that will shatter faith. This is the powerful opening of Steve Savile's thriller Silver. Sir Charles Wyndham's team of brilliant warriors and technicians, codenamed Ogmios, puzzle together the truth through a journey that takes them to London, Berlin, and the Vatican itself. Behind the bloodshed they discover a plot to kill the Pope. As they fight to prevent this, the team must take on a fanatical group called the Disciples of Judas, which has risen in the Middle East. The Disciples want the true story of Judas proclaimed to the world. They believe Judas was in a highly volatile relationship with Mary and Jesus that twined love and betrayal. We see Judas mourn the man he could have been, the life he may have had, if he'd not loved so well the man destined to die on the cross. Love, power, fear, treachery are woven together for the faithful in this novel. Jesus spread a message of religion based on love without fear. He took them out of the temples and back to the earth. But there have always been those who would use religion to control others and spread dread. Savile expertly composes a tale of how terrorism has changed and now strikes where average citizens expect to feel safe. For the terrorists understand that fear can break even strong people. Fear can take a person to the point where death is a mercy. These terrorists understand that there is power in tragedy on a mass scale. How do even the best of mankind fight against the misdirection, subterfuge and bloodshed of war - when even the most beautiful things are cloaking betrayal in their finery? The members of the Ogmios must find a way. Since this is a European religious thriller, it is easy to compare it to The DaVinci Code. But that seriously negates the originality and intelligence of Savile's work. His work demands to to be read on its own terms. This is his first action thriller steeped in history and religion, and he has created a novel worthy of being considered among the best. Savile weaves complex action throughout Silver involving many characters and time periods. His imagery is vivid, specific, and original. Berlin, Rome, and London come alive on the page. We feel the terror of the public, cook under the sun's heat, and see the grimy buildings. His characters are 3-dimensional, flawed, and entertaining to follow. As with all of us, their imperfections and uniqueness make them stronger. He is able to reveal many character traits through very organic, realistic dialogue and the way the characters experience their surroundings. Silver deserves to be on everyone's must read list. Savile has written an entertaining, intelligent, enthralling work that leaves readers longing for the next book in Ogmios series titled Gold.