The Lost City of the Monkey God, by Douglas Preston, is a true story. The locations are real, the timeline is real, the treasures are real. The curse could be interpreted as real, depending on your point of view.
It’s not often I see contemporary thriller broken up into three books. It could be a cheap stunt to suck dollars out of readers (like how The Hobbit is three movies). But three separate books work well here. Each book could almost stand alone, but not quite. They rely on each other. Side note:... Continue Reading →
After giving the first book in the Templar series, The Lost Treasure of the Templars, a lukewarm reception, why would I read the second one? That’s a fine question. First, this is supposed to be a trilogy, so the first installment ended with unresolved plotlines (for example, the main plot). While flawed, the first book... Continue Reading →
I’m trying to decide if I wanted to like this more than I did, or if a liked it more than I wanted to. It’s confusing. Since Dan Brown’s success years ago with The Da Vinci Code, publishers across the world have realize that there’s money on the table for a writer to have their... Continue Reading →