Literary Insights

Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Monday, September 3, 2012

Napoleon's Pyramids by William dietrich

           What mystical secrets lie beneath the Great Pyramids? Traveling with Napoleon's ambitious expedition, American adventurer Ethan Gage solves a five-thousand-year-old riddle with the help of a mysterious medallion.

            Gage seeks knowledge about the medallion and finds scholars that start him on a path that the medallion is more than a pendant, but perhaps a key to a lost society and greater knowledge. Along the way, he falls in love. The action in this book is nonstop. There is romance, historical figures vividly shown, and ancient cities explored. Ethan soon finds himself in constant danger from the men who want that medallion; possibly the key to powers so great, the owner could literally rule the world.
            An American adventurer who was an aide to Ben Franklin is in Paris after the French Revolution. He wins a medallion in a poker game, and it promises to be a "key" to the mysteries of the Egyptian pyramids. Napoleon hears of this just as he's planning to conquer Egypt in 1798, so he brings our hero along hoping to gain the power supposedly hidden in the pyramids. Many of Gage’s adventures he meets up with bad guys, who are trying to attain the power for themselves.
          While the ultimate story was good, even intriguing at certain points, it was a bit hard to get through the beginning, then the energy picked up. It was obvious that the ending was set up for a sequel. It tried too hard to be like Indiana Jones and didn’t quite make it.
            If you like stories that incorporate history, war, Egypt, math, symbols, secrets and treasures, then you may enjoy this story.  This would be good for teens and young adults.

I received eBook for my review