A sweeping adventure that's equal parts romance and thriller, K.T. Tomb's latest novel takes the reader from the ruins of a lost civilization to the sun-drenched beaches of the Mediterranean....
New York City, New Year's weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist, stumbles onto a tantalizing mystery....
Was a rare amethyst mine illegally seized from the Japanese ancestors of a well-known Atlanta family, just after World War II....
Phoe, an amateur archaeologist and collectibles shop owner, is hired by her wealthy client to seek and retrieve the legendary Hammer of Thor....
An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum and the race begins to determine how it happened, why it happened, and what it means....
When a forgotten journal materializes decades after Drake Ramsey's father vanished in the Amazon jungle, Drake decides to follow in his footsteps and search for the legendary treasure....
When an unexpected find is made in the deserts east of Luxor, Chyna Stone and the Found History team are brought in to help with the excavation of the Chambers of Ay. As they explore the underground maze of forgotten corridors and hidden passageways, they become keenly aware that there is much more to this discovery than meets the eye. A discovery that reaches down through the ages.
It's called the Egyptian Book of Life - an ancient, and priceless text dating back to the rule of the Pharaoh Djoser - and Chyna and her team might just have stumbled upon a clue to its final location. Now hot on the trail, Chyna and her team travel through Egypt and Turkey and parts unknown, soon coming into contact with a secret society of men who are sworn to protect the secret of the Book of Life and its location. But when treachery is discovered among her team, Chyna will find herself on the run...all while following a cryptic trail of clues that will lead to the Book of Life...or to her death.
But Chyna Stone is no ordinary archaeologist - she's an adventurer through and through - and she will do all she can to preserve history and to protect the lives of those she cares most about...all while uncovering the true secret of The Mummy Codex.
The tale begins in the time following Tut's death and sets the importance of The Book of Life. Fast forward to present day and the archaeologists of the Found History team led by Chyna Stone. Danger, adventure and romance ensue. The publisher's summary will give you enough hints without spoilers. It's an entertaining novella, worth the time and money. I found it perfect for one session listening while doing other tasks.
I'm sorry, but Heather Ross just didn't seem like a good fit here. I feel that she would be great for a Sophie Kinsella or Kasey Michaels novel, but just too thoughtlessly perky for this series.
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I like that this series is shorter books. Its good to have something to fill in with when i am done with one of my longer audiobooks, but don't want to start a new one until a Monday or something.
These stories themselves are fun, but i wonder about some of the historical accuracy. Some of the language seems very cliche, but overall i enjoy the banter of the main characters. I will definately continue on with this series.
Would you listen to The Mummy Codex again? Why?
Yes, I will listen to The Mummy Codex again in the not so distant future because I enjoyed it immensely.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mummy Codex?
I am fascinated with the historical storyline and then how it becomes entwined with the present day.
Which character – as performed by Heather Ross – was your favourite?
The reading by Heather Ross was seamless and her pronunciation of the many Egyptian names of people and places was superb. I particularly liked Ankhesenamun and how alike in many ways she was to Chyna as a strong intelligent woman of her time.
Any additional comments?
I wish the books by K T Tomb were longer and I look forward to the next one.