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This review is from: Akkadian Dynasty: (Akkadian Chronicles Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I thought this was going to be a good book after the first chapter or 2, but then things took a turn for the worse with the insertion of a seemingly random chapter on Iranian politics. It then returns to the story and manages to bundle along implausibly until more Iranian politics crops up. It settles down into a rhythm of 2 or 3 plot line chapters, more Iran, 2 or plotline chapters, then more Iran - at one point even we were treated to an entire UN Security Council discussion on ..... yes, Iran.
If you're starting to lose the will then hang on - because it gets so bad it's brilliant, with the discovery of a secret Sumerian temple, hidden in a mountain - yes, that's right ... hidden in a mountain, which the protagonists manage to get trapped inside and cannot get out. Which is probably good in the round, because if they could get out then we wouldn't know about the 6,000 year old half man/half horse/lion thing that still lives in there and posesses a big, shiny knife. What it does with the knife I'll leave to your imagination.
Overall, it started well but the writing is almost childlike in places, and is so bogged down in irrelevant historic detail, much of which is delivered via lengthy, clumsily written dialogue, that entire chapters are given up to conversations that you don't need to know about anyway. I don't know how it got past the publishers' editing team.
Oh, and those chapters on Iran - there's a point to them, right ?
Well, it turns out no, there's not. It just helps explain where some rockets came from. Hmmm, that was worth it wasn't it ? Thanks.