Else rated it it was ok With this book, its the author that brings the story down. It tries to imitate works by Dan Brown but falls short in many aspects. The ideas were fascinating, the plot intriguing, but I think it would have been told better in the hands of another author like Dan Brown. The book never really came to life. Characters: All characters were lacking in any depth or charisma.
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It tries to imitate works by Dan Brown but falls short in many aspects. The ideas were fascinating, the plot intriguing, but I think it would have been told better in the hands of another author like Dan Brown. The book never really came to life. Characters: All characters were lacking in any depth or charisma. Plus the characters all seemed to have the same voice.
Long conversations got confusing to try and figure out who was saying With this book, its the author that brings the story down. Long conversations got confusing to try and figure out who was saying what. The book also lacks in a strong female lead throughout the book.
Historical basis: This book slams constant historical stories in your face. It takes a while as a reader to figure out where you are. It made more sense than the present day constant explanations about the past. Its like the scope of the history became too much for the plot. Plot: It tries to be fast paced, but to attempt to do this, it cuts out descriptions and puts pure historical explanation for its pacing. Places and character movements are not clear, and i had to keep re-reading to find a miniscule mention of a set up.
Its mentioned many times, but its never summarized. It requires a longer attention span to get into a scene because of the length of historical descriptions. This is not always something I can give to a book being a busy mother. Now the story had some thoughtful moments which I enjoyed.
It had a rich vocabulary as well. Ending: Can we say Deux ex Machina???? The end confrontation did not make sense. It was just sort of resolved. Seemed like the author fizzled out big time. The end was a disappointment. Though I did appreciate the final flashback, I do not think the final "revelation" was ever fully revealed.
At least with DaVinci Code you get the final piece of the puzzle. I am not sure this author had a good revelation so just sort of cut it off? This book never reached its full potential. Though I did enjoy moments here and there, but the ending left me bummed out. What was all that build up for??? Example, Do we really need to read "I hope that ceiling is stable", said bumbling sidekick.
Once used as blah, blah, the insert ancient race used it for blah, blah and bla blah. Then another race started to use it for blah, blah, and realised that is could be used for blah, blah.
See the ancient carving technique, they used bla blah to shape the stones so that they fit perfectly together. The design is based on blah blah, another Looks like it is made from blah, blah stone according to blah, blah design. Other structures from that time are still standing firm, so we might just be in luck". Just about to start reading - will let you now if it is worth the
The Last Gospel (The Lost Tomb)
Early life[ edit ] Gibbins was born in in Saskatoon , Saskatchewan , Canada, to British parents who were academic scientists. He qualified as a scuba diver in Canada at the age of 15, and since then has dived extensively around the world. In — he was part of an international team excavating a 5th-century BC shipwreck off Turkey. His publications on ancient shipwreck sites have appeared in scientific journals, books and popular magazines. Since he had been a full-time writer and independent scholar. In he co-founded the research group Cornwall Maritime Archaeology, which has made numerous shipwreck discoveries off south-west England. In he rediscovered the wreck of the Schiedam, a ship involved in the evacuation of English Tangier in and associated with Samuel Pepys  , and in the site of the President, an English East Indiaman .
The Lost Tomb
The Last Gospel