ï Сфинксът ↠ T.S. Learner Т.С. Лърнър Милена Радева, Сфинксът, T.S. Learner Т.С. Лърнър Милена Радева, Alexandria Egypt During a clandestine dive to an old shipwreck archaeologist Isabella Warnock unearths an artefact unlike anything she has ever seen an astrarium a powerful ancient device rumoured to have shaped the destinies of pharaohs and kings since the beginning of time But her discovery comes at a terrible price ï Сфинксът ↠ T.S. Learner Т.С. Лърнър Милена Радева - Сфинксът, Alexandria Egypt During a clandestine dive to an old shipwreck archaeologist Isabella Warnock unearths an artefact unlike anything she has ever seen an astrarium a powerful ancient device rum
ï Сфинксът ↠ T.S. Learner Т.С. Лърнър Милена Радева - Сфинксът, Alexandria Egypt During a clandestine dive to an old shipwreck archaeologist Isabella Warnock unearths an artefact unlike anything she has ever seen an astrarium a powerful ancient device rum
A primeira coisa que me chamou a aten o ao livro foi logo a capa, que sinceramente achei fascinante.Infelizmente, a obra n o esteve altura das expectativas que criei em torno do grande mist rio do astr rio.Pontos positivos A trama passa se essencialmente no Egipto, Foca se muito na mitologia e rituais praticados no Antigo Egipto O misticismo sempre presente e a tens o resultante Relacionamento com personagens e factos hist ricos Um final que ajudou a salvar toda a obra.Pontos negativos Primeiros [...]
This is the first book I ve abandoned in a very long time but life is too short to read this dross It s improbable, badly written and just plain not worth your time I wish I could get back the few hours I spent reading the damn thing in the first place If this review can save someone from that fate then it will have been worth it Avoid at all costs How on earth it was ever published in the first place shows there are a lot of morons in the world.
This book was a Secret Santa present from my Book Club, and I have to say it chose me well It had everything I like murder, mystery, intrigue, romance, interesting facts about ancient Egypt s beliefs and enough information about the political situation in Egypt at the time of this story The story was very well written with colourful characters From the beginning you are not sure who is the real villain and if there was a murder, or maybe just an accident I loved the detailed descriptions of cult [...]
For the most part I enjoyed the book I enjoyed the references throughout to Egyptian archaeology, the mysteries of the atrarium and also the socio economics of the period in which the book is set Sadat s era The last few chapters were disappointing where the plot seemed to take an about turn and dived in the completely fantastical and the apparent plot twist in the final chapter was just baffling As other reviewers have said, those last couple of chapters or so seem to belong to a different book [...]
First with the negative this did start to drag on There was probably too many murder attempts strange as that may seem and it got a bit repetitive.Now with the good THIS WAS BRILLIANT I found the plot enthralling, the characters not only entirely believable but also incredibly relatable The plot had enough mystery to make it alike to da vinci code etc, and yet it didnt go too far not to make it unrealistic It helped that our main character narator, didnt believe in the voodoo either I would reco [...]
YUPIII Acabei Uffff O mist rio misterioso do astr rio interessante, mas a maneira como a hist ria foi contada para mim foi massacrante, j podia com tanta descri oO livro podia ter metade das p ginas q chegava mto bem.Fez me lembrar as novelas PT, engonham engonham e nos ltimos cap tulos toca a despachar pena tinha potencial para ser algo mais
really disappointing, a chore to finish.
3.5 rounded up.
I really wanted to like this book than I did Ancient Egypt, myths, mystery, a seemingly magical device very tombraider indiana jones It sounded right up my street Fast paced and utterly gripping claimed the review well not for me it wasn t I had to labour through this one and the only reason I finished was to find out where this was all going And still not sure I understand Not to be completely negative, here s what I did enjoy Barry was a great character Was miffed he got killed so quickly Wel [...]
Perhaps a little bit than another apocalyptic thriller because of the depth of scholarship and the sense of place.Here a young geophysicist finds himself in possession of an ancient Egyptian relic Ostensibly a mechanical device to calculate astronomical events, people in Ancient Egypt and 1970s Egypt too believe it has powers over the weather and can even cause earthquakes There is at least a very real fear that some people in Egypt would use it to sabotage the Egyptian Israeli Peace Accord whi [...]
It s been so long since I ve read a Tobsha Learner novel and last year I happened to stumble among a good couple in one of my favourite second hand book stores and just picked them all up including a couple I haven t had the pleasure of reading yet which includes this one Sphinx is a ride from beginning to end, set in Egypt in the seventies during tenuous political unrest, your protagonist is Oliver, a geophysicist and self proclaimed cynic While his wife, Isabella, is a archaeologist and whose [...]
An interesting book.When I read the blurb I thought wow this is right up my bookshelf but when I was resing it it lost the wow factor, but did not disappoint.The leading man, Oliver is character that has something that every reader could relate to and his wife Isabella is someone that everyone will have in their lives, these characters mixed with the culture and landscape of Egypt is a great match and the storyline incorporates modern life with Ancient times beautifully The attention to detail b [...]
The only reason Sphinx gets an extra star is because at least it wasn t a Christian conspiracy What started as a promising story into Ancient Egyptian mysticism, a strange device and a skeptical protagonist quickly became quite tedious to read I felt several parts could have been cut as they added nothing to the plot for starters The epilogue really put the nail in the coffin, so to speak, as it entered full on ridiculous What was good was that it got me reading on the side about ancient Egyptia [...]
I loved this book It was so fast to read, so absorbing which is great for a book in discount about which you had never heard and thought it would be okay.Isabella, an Italian archeoligist, is married with the English Oliver who seems to have a talent to discover oil They live in Egypt but due to work in different places Time is 1977, and we are in Alexandria.The life of Isabella, Oliver and many others will be influenced, controlled by a vey old artefact an astrarium Oliver isn t a believer but [...]
I first saw this book in a bookstore where it was on sale Immediately I was drawn to it as I m a big fan of Ancient Egypt and fantasy in books But the first time I couldn t get past the first 70 pages A few month later I picked it up again and this time I managed to finish it The pacing was a bit slow for me and the main character a bit odd at times But I still really enjoyed reading it It had a nice flow and I like the way the author included fantasy The plot twist at the end was a nice touch a [...]
This book is quite interesting It tells some information about Egypt, its socio cultural, political, as well as the economical situation in Sadat s era from a european point of view It also offers some historical stories back from Pharaonic and Ptolemy period.I should be honest that I was lost and confused for the most part of the book, up until the last part when the main character started a fast paced mission to return a skybox to its rightful place Well, maybe it s just me, being bad at histo [...]
Was undecided whether to give this book two stars or three, but as this is the first book I ve read of the historical adventure mystery fiction genre, I ve nothing to measure it against The first thing I d say is that its long, too long really I was reading it on the kobo reading app, not realising that the physical paperback edition was 560 pages I like fiction to be between 300 and 400 pages, but that s just personal preference The good parts were very good, the not so good parts became a bit [...]
Oh, the illogical things the main character does Trust no one apparently means tell everyone you encounter, and carry it around with you everywhere you go, as you tell everyone your bloody real name and lead them to your bloody friends and family I couldn t take it after the first 100 pages or so skimmed the rest Even that was too much.
I found this book a real let down and only got half way through before giving up The story just didn t seem to get going, and I lost interest and the will to keep on reading to the end I don t like to leave a book unfinished, but I can t waste any time on this when I have lots of other books waiting patiently on my bookshelf and Kindle Very disappointed
Mysticism, Egypt is it an omen the day I started reading this book, the protest broke in Egypt ,Indiana Jones type adventure, it should be a formula of a good book, but why it was so hard to read this book I almost even decided to abandon the attempt I found it burdened with a slow pace and basically the writing style is a bit boring.
A very slow start, however did give a ambience of the setting and times, it did improve with time but even then didnt grip me in, a good story but certainly wasnt a page turner and definately not in the same class as her other novel The Map, that was a much better read altogether.
I have always had a fascination with Egypt so I was drawn to this novel but was disappointed I struggled to finish it Very good in parts but it lacked that special ingredient worth a try if Egypt is your thing.
Took a few chapters to get into, but once you got into it you couldnt put it down Could get very attached to the characters and the historical facts throughout the story made for a very interesting read
An interesting journey through the politics of 1977 Egypt and the Gods and beliefs of the ancients Wrapped around a story of oil exploration, archaeology, personal loss and adventure A good read with plenty of background detail, and interesting characters.
Much better than I had expected and two thirds of the book was great but I didn t care much for the ending and the shamanistic focus All in all, not a bad read I feel, as usual that 2 stars are too little a rating but three maybe too great.
Seems to be written like a screenplay with one eye on Hollywood than a novel That said its a easy read romp of an Indiana Jones type adventure, but too many implausible escapes for the main character Oliver.
Interesting premise Solving a Egyptian curse that lasts for centuries, and a man taking the journey into the underworld The hero has to solve a lot of history and mystery before he can finally follow fate It s sometimes confusing and hard to follow, but definitely worth the read.
picked this up on an airport thought it would be a suspenseful flight read like Da Vinci Code instead it put me to sleep predictable, poorly written.
Bra side vendene sommerlektyre, blir gira p spennende historisk perspektiv og Indiana Jones f lelsen Men slutten skuffer litt, forfatteren har trukket opp for mange linjer som skal samles.
da vinci meets indiana jones lots of twists and turns