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The Rosetta Key | [William Dietrich]

The Rosetta Key

Gage finds himself hurled into the Holy Land in dogged pursuit of an ancient Egyptian scroll imbued with magic, even as Bonaparte launches his 1799 invasion of Israel, which will climax at the epic siege of Acre. Pursuing Napoleon to France, where the general hopes ancient secrets will catapult him to power, the wily and inventive Gage faces old enemies with unlikely new friends.
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Publisher's Summary

Surviving murderous thieves, a nerve-racking sea voyage, and the deadly sands of Egypt with Napoleon's army, American adventurer Ethan Gage solved a 5,000-year-old riddle with the help of a mysterious medallion. But the danger is only beginning.

Gage finds himself hurled into the Holy Land in dogged pursuit of an ancient Egyptian scroll imbued with magic, even as Bonaparte launches his 1799 invasion of Israel, which will climax at the epic siege of Acre. Pursuing Napoleon to France, where the general hopes ancient secrets will catapult him to power, the wily and inventive Gage faces old enemies with unlikely new friends, and must use wit, humor, derring-do, and an archaeological key to prevent dark powers from seizing control of the world.

Entertaining and vividly evocative, The Rosetta Key is William Dietrich at his fast-paced, cliff-hanger best. For lovers of stirring historical adventure laden with intriguing mystery and puzzles galore, The Rosetta Key is a terrific thrill ride not to be missed.

©2008 William Dietrich; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Ever the incorrigible gambler and all-around scamp, Gage makes an irresistible antihero." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Craig Bellbrook, OH, United States 12-02-08
    Craig Bellbrook, OH, United States 12-02-08 Member Since 2007
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    "A Good Book"

    This is a good story. It is not a great story. It is not something that I left thinking, "WOW I'm glad I read that". It is although entertaining and keeps you interested. The characters are shallow, Except Gage, and the story line is adequate. It makes you wnat to find out what's next, but it never enthrals you.

    I will read whatever he writes next though. I love books, and the author is good enough for me to purchase his wares.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Clark, NJ, United States 05-06-08
    Greg Clark, NJ, United States 05-06-08
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    "continuation"

    Don't listen to this unless you've READ the first book NAPOLEAN'S PYRAMIDS (unavailable in Audible)because this is a continuation of that book. It is a good adventure and does give some details of what happened previously but first things first! The other problem I had is that the reader doesn't sound anything like the character.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 07-24-10
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 07-24-10 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Rosetta Key"

    Story was slow to start but got more interesting as it went on. The action and adventure also grew as the story went on. Lots of information on Napoleon's battles in the middle east. If you liked Dan Brown's book you will like this one.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Miguel A Smith 05-07-08 Member Since 2007
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    "So So"

    Maybe I'm just tired of the lost religious/mystical/magical secret theme, but I couldn't get completely behind this one. I also had a problem placing the narration in the early 19th century.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Wilmington, DE, USA 05-19-08
    Jim Wilmington, DE, USA 05-19-08
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    "The Rosetta Key"

    I did not like this book at all. The dialog was childish and trite. I see this book as a boring knock-off of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The narrator has a child-like tone which contributes to the childish dialog. The book continually references past many past events which probably indicates that this is one of a series. I ploded through to the end wishing for some improvement but finding none.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Judith A. Weller LaVale, MD United States 04-26-11
    Judith A. Weller LaVale, MD United States 04-26-11 Member Since 2008

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    "Don't Waste Your Time"

    This is nothing but a knock-off of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The main personage sounds like a 12 year old kid although he is supposed to be an adult. The narrator makes him sound too young to be believable. There are a few humerous parts but for the most part this book is very tedious and I would find myself skipping bits to see if it got any better. It never did. The story is not bad but the way it is told by the author makes it seem incredibly boring. Don't waste a credit on this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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