Buy By Simon Toyne The Key (Sancti Trilogy 2) by Simon Toyne (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. Euro Crime’s Review of The Key by Simon Toyne. Toyne, Simon – ‘The Key’ Hardback: pages (Apr. ) Publisher: HarperCollins ISBN: Official website of Simon Toyne, author of Solomon Creed and the Sanctus Trilogy, Something strange is stirring within her, whispering that she is ‘the key’.

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In a race to prevent the end of the world – imminent after releasing The Sacrament and fulfilling the first half of the prophecy – Gabriel and Liv set out to find the ancient ghe of the garden of Eden, all while hiding and running from scary evildoers from the monastery, the church of Rome, and random hitmen and mercenaries for hire.

Note the clever symbolic significance of the characters’ names, which reveal much about their character traits, their functions in plot development, and their relationships to biblical namesakes. Soon after, the disease spreads to the Citadel as well as to their beloved garden.

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The three of them were leaning against the white 4×4 now parked on the garage forecourt. If she fails in that mission, it is not only she who will die. Al-Hillah, Babil Province, Central Iraq The desert warrior stared through the sand-scoured window, goggles hiding his eyes, his keffiyeh masking the rest of his face. Alternative Jackets Siimon Kingdom.

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Hunted by persons unknown, and haunted by her dreams, the race is on for Ismon to save humankind from itself. That isn’t a problem here. Dont you just hate it when a book in a series that you are following spends so much time explaining the story so far, to those who couldnt be bothered to start a story at the beginning? The Key is the second book in Simon Toyne’s royne trilogy.

She is the most important person in the world. I’m also not a huge fan of the run dimon Dan Brown type of intelectual thriller full of car chases and guns, whereas I would rather have more substance and story. The only downside is that I must wait for the third book to tohne released.


The plot lines in this book were excellent and the characters were very well formed. Simon Toyne has really managed to captivate his audience with the story which is about something much more different than I thought. Sanctus by Simon Toyne. Even worse, she is hearing whispers that claim she is ‘the key’.

The Sacrament is gone from the Citadel and now a plague is threatening the monks and indeed the world if a prophecy is not fulfilled in time. Although it was 2: Liv Adamson awakes in a hospital bed with vague memories of her time in the Citadel. There did seem to be a lot of shadowy figures with guns, so I am now hanging out to see who will actually hold the story together in book three. Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest.

The ancient city, older than any, is dominated by the Sumon, carved into a mountain and housing monks, the Sancti, who never leave its caverns, tunnels and secret chambers and libraries.

Sanctus was a fantastic ssimon but The Key benefits from being an accomplished and confident second novel. Because everything inside the mountain is dying after the Ky escaped. In the ancient Turkish city of Ruin, American journalist Liv Adamsen lies in an isolation ward staring at walls as blank as her memory. When I first saw Sanctus advertised, I was intrigued and this series has not disappointed me in anyway at all.

From there you can navigate to the title you are interested in. Liv Adamsen is the bearer of the blood from Eva the first woman on earth and is now the Key and she is not a very lucky woman. And for a powerful faction in Rome, she threatens the very future of the Catholic Church.

One of the successes of Sanctus was its setting — the Turkish city of Ruin, created by Simon Toyne for his novels but described so vividly that you want to book a trip there.


A complex plot, Toyne is an expert at navigating us through the twists and turns. In the ancient Turkish city of Ruin, American journalist Liv Adamsen lies in an isolation ward staring at walls as blank as her memory.

It was slow to get going, with a lot of backtracking to link it to Sanctus, though once it got going a Having loved Peter Toyne’s 1st novel Sanctus, I came to this sequel with feelings of both anticipation and trepidation.

I can’t wait to see where book three goes – although I have an idea. Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton. Of course this means I am now going to have to read the first book and the third when it comes out! I love the excitement and freshness. Review to come shortly on http: In some mysterious way Liv is now the key–and that key must release the the well of life that remains locked within the earth.

Review – The Key by Simon Toyne

He moved further south, to Goldsmiths College, part of the University of London, to study English and Drama then ended up working as a producer, director in commercial television for almost twenty years. By the way, the audiobook is wonderfully narrated by Simon Vance, and I credit him with the fact that I stuck it out This is book 2 in the Sancti Trilogy, and while I enjoyed the first one, my reaction to this was meh.

Somehow, the Sacrament must join with keh biblical land of Eden and an ancient map shows the way.

Toynne the brotherhood in the Citadel — now cursed by a terrible plague — her return is the only way to ensure their survival. The Key is out in April, I urge you to use the wait to read Sanctus.