Severus Domna, a secret and ancient cabal, has called forth its members from around the globe, with one objective: to vanquish the last person capable of destroying their bid to de-stabilize the world economy - Jason Bourne. The Bourne Dominion may be the ninth book in the series, but it was the only one that the store on the Ferry back from France had, and none of the other books that were on offer really grabbed my attention. However, the bad news for them is that the one person happens to be Bourne, who, as fans of the series will know, is pretty hard to take down. The stakes are naturally incredibly high and the espionage and intruige is pulled off well, pitted against a fascinating web of conspiracy that keeps unfolding as the plot develops. The book may take a while to get going, throwing in too many characters too early, but if you can put that aside, The Bourne Dominion will be worth the effort as the payoff in the third act is a lot stronger than what come before. With everything taken into account, it comes with a cautious recommendation for thriller fans.
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Born and raised in the Lower West Side of Manhattan, Van Lustbader develop an interest in art and writing from a very young age. As a kid, Van Lustbader lived downstairs from legendary actress Lauren Bacall. In addition to this, he was also friends with brothers Keith and David Carraddine, who also turned out to be successful actors themselves.
The three of them would build orange create racers in Washington Square Park. He attended the City and Country School for his early education, a place which he had very fond memories of. Although he went to many amazing educational institutions, he is famous for saying that his most important lessons were learn while he was still a young kid at the City and Country School.
Following the completion of his education, Van Lustbader worked in the New York public school system where he enjoyed a successful career but he found this career not to be in his liking so he moved on. His next occupation was in the music industry where he worked for major record companies such as Elektra Records and CBS Records. This line of work also saw him have success and led to him to meet his good friend Bernie Taupin, the lyricist for John and John.
Van Lustbader stuck with the music industry for a considerable time and followed his work in the record companies with a job at Cash Box magazine where he wrote articles related to music. After various fields of work, Van Lustbader went back to his childhood passion and started writing novels and short stories. An author with many talents, he is most well known for writing pieces of literature in the fantasy and thriller genres.
His breakthrough as an author came when he published his book The Ninja, a book which would begin the Ninja Cycle Series. The plot is set in post World War 2 Japan and is based on the adventures of Nicholas Linnear, a skilled swords man. The series is considered to be a tale of love, revenge and murder. Van Lustbader produces six books in the series which spanned out over 15 years. The final book was published in Nine years later, Van Lustbader published another installment to the series which gave and overview on the life and death of the main character.
This book did not do as well as the initial six novels but was enjoyed by the readers of the original series. This series was set in the fictional planet of Kundala. The storyline revolves around five sacred dragons and they try to remove foreign rule in order to grant freedom to the natives of the planet. The series is high action and involves many mystical battles. The fantasy setting and magical world appealed to many people and this series is considered by many to the a cult classic.
This thriller is considered to be very intense with most readers loving it. Van Lustbader is often asked to write a sequel to the novel but a sequel has not been releases nor written yet according to the New York based author.
This world famous series is based on the life adventures of spy Jason Bourne as he tries to stop villains from disturbing peace. The first book of the serien that Van Lustbader wrote was called Bourne Legacy. This book achieved considerable success and in the book was made into a film starring Hollywood superstar, Matt Damon. The film was a hit in movies all around the world and its success built recognition for Eric Van Lustbader as an author to an international audience.
Van Lustbader is also famous for writing short stories. He has written a number of short stories for numerous magazines. These stories generally all have fantasy or thriller genres.
They are considered to be good reads although the author tends to write less of them since he wishes to focus all his time on full length novels. The life as an author is one which Van Lustbader enjoys and he says that it has given him a lot of enjoyment and pleasure.
In addition to creating masterpieces, writing also led Van Lustbader to meet his wife, Victoria Lustbader who is also an author. The couple are said to enjoy sharing ideas together regarding their books and these conversations are said to be great catalysts to their creativity.
Eric Van Lustbader is an author who has really produced great pieces of work in the field of literature. Although to an international audience, a large portion of his work is not popular, he has created novels which are amazing reads. Looking at the overall life of this man to date is quite astounding considering the amount of work which he has produced.
From teaching children, to producing music and all the way to producing novels which are based on planets which do not even exist. This man has done it all and we can enjoy his experiences through the amazing literature which he produces.
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