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About the Author :
Brian Moreland writes a blend of mystery, action-adventure, dark suspense, and horror. His books include Shadows in the Mist, Dead of Winter, The Witching House, The Devil’s Woods, The Seekers, and Darkness Rising.
An adventure seeker and lover of world travel, Brian is currently living in various places and writing books and short stories.
Deep inside the tomb exists a hidden world of wonder and terror.
In 1935, British archaeologists vanished inside an Egyptian cave. A year later, one man returned covered in mysterious scars.
Egyptologist Imogen Riley desperately wants to know what happened to the ill-fated expedition led by her grandfather. On a quest for answers, she joins a team of archeologists and soldiers in Egypt. Inside a mountain tomb, they’ve found a technologically advanced relic and a maze of tunnels. Dr. Nathan Trummel believes this tomb leads to the most guarded secrets of the pharaohs. When the explorers venture deep into the caves, they discover a hidden world of wonder and terror.
As I’m a lover of everything (Ancient) Egypt and I’m fairly sure that I would be an archeologist if not for my muscular disease I immediately wanted a copy of ‘Tomb of Gods’ by Brian Moreland.
It didn’t matter to me that I didn’t know the author or what the synopsis was all about, I just wanted to read this book and fall in love, all over again, with Egypt and the gods.
I know that’s kind of tricky because this could either go very wrong or be one fantastic journey, but hey, take a gamble, right?!
I’m delighted to say I like being such an adventurous girl as I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
First of all, I’m glad to notice that the author did his research or knows a lot about being an archeologist, Ancient Egypt, the gods and even other events that occur in this story.
Together with his great style of writing and a quest his characters and his readers won’t likely forget easily he found the way to my heart.
As did Imogen and later on Dyfan, 2 great characters I immediately liked.
I loved their stories and was moved by every step they took in their journey.
This was in stark contrast with other characters I disliked from the get-go like Nathan Trummel and his associates.
However, I must admit that I felt some pity for them too and that’s because Brian tried to make us understand more about each character by giving them a sizeable background.
And this is another great strength of this novel, the world and character building was so extensive and almost touchable that I always felt like I was in it myself, together with the others.
I’m not sure what I would encounter or how my story would end, but how did it for everyone!
I was really blown away by the author’s imagination and how he all made the history fit into a Sci-fi like adventure.
I loved the (open) ending, which I normally detest / hate with all my heart, as this can’t be the end of such a fantastic world.
I really want more.
I so hope there’s more.
Please tell me there will be more?!
I guess it’s obvious but I definitely wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone, lover of Ancient Egypt or not.
You have to read this one, or at least one book by Brian Moreland, as this was such a great first encounter with him for me.
I know I’ll be looking out for more books for sure, even if they’re not about my favorite period in history!
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