The Sacred Vault (Wilde/Chase 6) Paperback – 28 Oct 2010
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"No fan of Indiana Jones, Matthew Reilly or action in general will be able to put it down." --"Northern Territory News," on "The Pyramid of Doom
"Raises the bar to please adventure junkies who prefer to mainline their action."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review), on "The Hunt for Atlantis"
No fan of Indiana Jones, Matthew Reilly or action in general will be able to put it down. "Northern Territory News," on "The Pyramid of Doom
Raises the bar to please adventure junkies who prefer to mainline their action. "Publishers Weekly "(starred review), on "The Hunt for Atlantis"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In Andy McDermott's sixth brilliant novel, Nina and Eddie must search the globe for the legendary Vault of Shiva, the resting place of the ancient Hindu god of death and destructionSee all Product Description
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Rex Grainger - the author of Elixir Stone
However, I just can't do the same with this latest offering. It simply felt too rushed. The wit and humour from previous books felt forced and predictable in this one. Eddie and Nina again seemed invincible. I felt there was no threat to either of them (even though they're split up for a part of the book) and was just waiting for the inevitable rescue and reunion.
If this is your first Andy McDermott you may well love it. Unfortunately, I feel that these characters really need a break as it's all too similar. Matthew Reilly rested Scarecrow and gave us William Race and Jack West Jr. I'm sure Andy has other characters in his imaginative imagination so maybe it's time to unleash them? Two books a year with the same characters is, sadly, getting stale.
It's not a bad book at all. It's just been done better before by Andy and others.
Quite how someone can write what is essentially the same story six times in six different books by just changing a few superficial details and get away with it is a Mystery, but McDermott pulls it off.
But not his best book, The pace is there the quality is there, but there is just a small amount of it being forced for me in this book, a myth too far maybe?
Im sure there are loads of myths and problems left in the world for our Duo to resolve, but this didnt seem like their best effort.
That said they are aging and they are suffering with problems..Ole Deffo (Eddie Chase) being the main addition in this one. But i also feel that given their exploits Andy needs to be bringing in some sidekicks and replacements to do some of the more insane stuff, there is a point where even the most accepting person is going to question the credability, you can only suspend fact for fantasy so far.
all that aside, Andy bloows away Rollins, Berry and all the rest of the genre these days, both in quality and quantity.
I await the next book eagerly.
But for this one a limited 6/10 for me...great fun but not the quality you expect from this man.
I have started Empire of Gold (#8 in the series) and I think it will be my last.
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husband it reading the series so he was very pleased to receive thisPublished 5 months ago by whitbylass
I really enjoy these books and as always a good read, this one however isn't the best and a little more far fetched than normal.Published 5 months ago by Cags
Great series of books if you suspend your belief system while you read them. Not to be taken with anything unless it's a pinch of salt, I enjoyed them though.Published 6 months ago by Catalan Waves
These books aren't very deep but a nice distraction and a little better written than the usual 'treasure hunt/rescue the world' stuff. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer