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packed full of boring history lessons we didn't need to know
on 12 February 2015
James, James, James! I've thought for years I should read one of your books, being such a fan of Matthew Reilly, I thought this would be the same. Unfortunately, it's not. Not the pace and breath-taking page-turner I expect. Instead it was slow, ponderous, packed full of boring history lessons we didn't need to know. The end I could see coming from a third in. Speaking of the end, it's so lame, classic get out of jail conclusion you'd expect from an inexperienced writer. Matthew Reilly blows James Rollins out of the water for action, adventure, cliff-hangers, twists, turns.
This book is just like the hundreds of other generic history adventure books that other writers like Andy McDermott, Boyd Morrison and Chris Kuzneski do better.
Tell me I'm wrong, tell me I just picked one of the author's weaker books. I expected so much more.
If you're a fan of James Rollins and/or generic adventure books with history lessons and no twists at all, then you'll like this.