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The Amun Chamber

The Amun Chamber [Kindle Edition]

Daniel Leston
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Two thousand years ago in Egypt's exotic city of Alexandria, the single most revered treasure of the Mediterranean would inexplicably disappear from the pages of history. Believed irretrievably lost to all but legend, few dared dream the possibility that it might still exist . . .
Until now! Guided by the discovery of an ancient artefact, a determined professor of archaeology and a beautiful New England heiress join forces in the quest of a lifetime. Overcoming treachery and deadly obstacles, they follow an ever-murderous trail that eventually leads them to a barren, desert valley containing a stunning secret -- one the modern world may not yet be prepared to accept.

*1st Adventure of Professor David Manning.

About the Author:

Blending his passion, as a former student of Art and History, Mr. Leston has drawn from his background to create three great tales steeped in history, adventure and human conquest.

He is currently busy pounding the keyboard on his newest work... a continuing adventure for his beloved character from 'The Amun Chamber'' & 'The Genghis Tomb', Professor David Manning, scheduled for release in Fall 2013

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 629 KB
  • Print Length: 409 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,026 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Archeological mystery 7 Jan 2012
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The tomb of Alexander the Great was renowned and respected throughout the ancient world and details of it appear in numerous writings from the period; but in the 4th century, it suddenly vanished without trace. This book is a mystery thriller using the discovery of the tomb in modern times as a central theme.

The story itself is very well written; although I did see a few typos that detract from it slightly. The characters are perhaps a little stereo typical, but they develop well throughout the plot. The action is quite fast paced, and moves rapidly between various locations, but I didn't find it at all confusing.

I have visited some of the areas within the story, and it brought back some great memories. That part of the world is quite astonishing, and I would love to go back again one day; I can readily understand just what drives many of those that devote their lives to uncovering the historical sites and understanding just where we come from.

It's a really good story, and one that would make a good addition to most Kindle collections.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent archeological thriller 22 Dec 2011
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Highly recommended. A sixty year old murder solved. Mystery of a missing tomb and two groups racing to be the first to reach it. Twist at the end was unexpected :~) A few typos and aberrant apostrophes but didn't detract from the story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By phil
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Great novel that had me hooked in the first ten pages and didnt let me go until the very end. I have read a number of fiction books around these kind of topics and it has been one of the best reads I have had. Involving, mixing history with characters you can become interested in.

Definately worth the read, recommended
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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THE AMUN CHAMBER Daniel Leston (Kindle Edition)

I do not believe that this book was ever released commercially in the UK, a pity because it is a really first class tale in the archaeological mystery genre and the first adventure of his main protagonist Professor David Manning.

It is a true mystery of history that the tomb of Alexander the Great did inexplicably disappear about 2000 years ago and it is the search for that ancient artefact that is the core the story.

The tale is very well written; the characters and the plot believable and the novel is a roller coaster of action from beginning to end with villains and murders in abundance. The descriptive narratives of modern Egypt are excellent and the reader genuinely feels the atmosphere of the cities and deserts.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will keep it on my Kindle `bookshelf' to revisit at a later date.

I believe that this was Mr. Leston's debut novel and look forward to reading his second David Manning adventure `The Genghis Tomb' in the next few days.

The Kindle edition: There are quite a few mis-spellings and typos but nothing that seriously detracts from the story but it would be well worth the effort of having the editor revisit the text. Formatting issues are the only thing reducing my score to 4/5
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 8 July 2012
By Ifza
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If you like archaeological stories crossed with adventure and a bit of intrigue and twist then you will enjoy this book. It kept me hooked throughout with a few twist and turns and I enjoyed how it went into past and present. Enjoyable read, will definitely buy more books from this author
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An old fashioned yarn 16 Feb 2012
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There's nothing remarkable here - just a good, old-fashioned adventure with a bit of intrigue, romance and danger.
It's a well-written tale and good entertainment.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Amun Chamber 11 Jan 2012
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The Amun Chamber was everything I was hoping for: adventure and archaeology in Egypt.

I'll admit that I didn't noticed the typos that other reviewers have mentioned, but I was reading it too quickly to make sure everything turned out OK in the end! (It does!)

In structure, the book is very similar to Dan Brown's books: an American professor with a problem in a different country, a pretty girl linked to the problem who he meets early on in the book and then ends up dating, a secret cult, lots of death, a psychopath hunting them, betrayal and near death experiences for all involved. If the plot hadn't been quite so predictable it would have probably been given the final star.

But, it's a good read that I would definitely recommend.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad. Deserves a chance. 22 May 2012
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Book Review: The Amun Chamber
by Daniel Leston
Reviewed by J Bryden Lloyd

Writing Style - 3.5/5.0 (Good)
This was a well-constructed novel. A good length and nicely written from the off.
However, I think if I never see a sentence beginning with `Too' again, it won't be too soon. This was a rather frustrating occurrence throughout the text, which I felt showed a lack of imagination in the way the author needed to say `also' or `and', and although it was initially a refreshing thing to see, it quickly became annoying, and more so when it started appearing in character dialogue.

Character Development - 4.0/5.0 (Very Good)
The main characters of the plot are nicely introduced and well-drawn. The lead bad guy was a bit of an enigma, with no apparent link to the past, but having said that, it seemed the story never intended him to be anything more than the opportunist he turned out to be. Unfortunately this left him as a very two-dimensional being, with little character development beyond the initial offerings.
In fairness, the weakness of that one character - although key - does not really detract from the story, as there are plenty of other rich offerings in the cast, each nicely woven into a complex but driven series of plots and sub-plots.

Descriptive - 4.0/5.0 (Very Good)
I liked the descriptive very much. The people and places were vividly portrayed for the most part. I thought it lost a little of the power towards the end, but to be fair, by this juncture the sub-plots were being quickly diminished and there was a lot going on.

Language & Grammar - 3.5/5.0 (Good)
Personal preference regarding some word structure aside, I felt that this work was missing the final `polish' it needed to make it the finished article.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good book
Published 1 month ago by Teslou
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
really enjoyed this read
Published 2 months ago by Bloke From Hull
4.0 out of 5 stars Would have been 5 stars except for the senseless typos ...
Would have been 5 stars except for the senseless typos please get friends and family to proof read first !
Published 3 months ago by mick
2.0 out of 5 stars Not memorable
I was planning a trip to Egypt and bought this to read on the plane to get me in the be mood but it failed to interest me. I should have downloaded the Agatha Christie.
Published 3 months ago by S. Brookes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book
Published 4 months ago by lisa mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story
I really enjoyed this story. It was fast paced and full of relevant detail. The characters were believable providing a good Indiana Jones type story. Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. Houlding
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read
I like the subject matter and locations and thoroughly enjoyed it. It kept my attention all the way through.

I would recommend it.
Published 11 months ago by Daisyannah
5.0 out of 5 stars this is great if you like your history with a side order of SyFy
this is close to a mix up of Indiana Jones and Back to the future 3 as you can get. And it works wonderfully well, well written and a thoroughly good adventure easy to read and... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Harry
3.0 out of 5 stars Amun Chamber
A good detailed story, slow starter but has you hooked come the end. No real surprises though and would have benefited from a more detailed description of the locations and... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Steve kingdon
4.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent book by Daniel Leston
Can't wait to see what happens in the next of the series, loved it
Well done and keep the books coming
Another very good book with an interesting storey
Published 23 months ago by Margaret Rose Thornhill
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