on 19 January 2010
This is the 2nd book in the "Fathom's Five" series, although it does not say so anywhere on the cover. In fact, I missed the initial reference near the beginning, and it was only when I was about 1/2 way through that the penny dropped - not helped by the fact that I had not read the first book, so had no idea of the characters' names, and who was with whom.
The story itself is highly unlikely, not only for the premise that a pyramid could be created that could screw itself into and out of the desert sands, but also the timings allowed in the narrative for characters to get from A to B, dependant on all forms of travel. I am sure that planes from South America to France would not be readily available should I need to make such a trip! The author has also never seen "Madama Butterfly", as one of the characters goes to that opera in South America where he hears "Un bel di" near the start of the piece. We all know that this aria comes in Act II, so with Act I lasting about 45 minutes, followed by a 15-30 minute interval, "Un bel di" would be at least 1 hour into the performance.
I hate to nit-pick, but the only accurate research done on this book was in the sex scenes.
But the cover is nice!
on 22 November 2009
This is Knight's second foray into the field of boys' ripping adventure. This time, his five heroes, joined by English journalist, Daniel, have to find a lost pyramid if they are to keep alive a young friend who has been poisoned by their deadly enemy. Of course, Daniel, once he takes off his geeky specs, turns out to be as sexy as the other five dudes and he and one of them, Shane, are soon amorously entwined. These are hot guys having ridiculously unreal, but wholly captivating adventures, with and without their clothes on.