this is the third book in a trilogy, a fact that isn't explained until the very end. I'm sure it would have been more enjoyable if I had heard/read the first two. With all the background missing, the story seemed erratic and incomplete.
This was my first title from this author. I was a little lost with the scene changes at first, then I was OK about 1/3 of the way through. By half way I was enjoying the style quite well. I will read another from these guys. I'm also a Brick fan and he did great as usual.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This could have been a good mystery if not for the multitude of unnecessary characters in the story, all introduced in each short chapter.
Historically, it leaves something to be desired, but most unfortunately rarely delves into the science & particulars of egyptology and the reason for the title of this book. It mentions a few times, but briefly the meaning of the ancient texts. It was an easy read but could have been much more interesting with some historical facts that could have fitted nicely into this story.
Scott Brick's overly dramatic narration of the book was almost too much for me to finish the book. Note to self do not listen to any books he has narrated.
I have avoided this book and its predecessor because I generally avoid "man wrongly accused" However, this book was really fun. It had the return of a number of fun characters from earlier books (always a pleasure) and there was resolution.
These books are somewhat formulaic. I don't actually mind this. there is enough fun to keep me interested. I enjoy the development of characters from book to book. I enjoy the bizarre internal logic that the authors keep.
Some of the later books in this series have parts that move grindingly slow. I didn't find that in this one at all. There was no point where I just wanted to cry because I couldn't flip through the pages and ignore the boring stuff.
I highly recommend it.
The story was pretty good once you got past Scott Brick's narration.
He is too dramatic, every sentence is dramatic. I found him to be very irritating.
An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.
The Preston-Childs series starring Agent Pengergast hasn't let me down yet. I recommend them strongly - starting at book 1 and moving forward.
This story was so well detailed and read I found myself dreaming about the characters. The author's took great care in unfolding the plot and developing the characters. I recommend it whole heartedly.
I enjoyed this book as a take-me-away thriller. It was suspenseful and fun, keeping you rolling with cliffhangers. you could close your eyes and imagine the movie version. Not always believable, but a great escape.
I had been anxiously awaiting this continuation from the last novel, "Dance of Death", and it certainly hasn't been a disappointmen! Without revealing the ending, I can happily report that the circle left open at the end of the previous novel has now been closed, but hopefully there will be another Pendergast novel at not too distant a date.
I just finished this audio and it was awesome! The ending was incredible; the entire book was very entertaining it kept you going right down to the end.