Monday, July 2, 2012

The Third Gate-A Book Review

I love historical fiction, and the book I just finished reading was not only fun, it kept me to the edge of my seat a few times. I have read several of Lincoln Child's novels, but liked this one the best. The Third Gate.

It is a brand new release and I down loaded it to my Nook. It would be a fun movie. It is based on the first Pharaoh of Egypt and discovering his tomb. But, they don't discover it in the sands of Egypt, instead, in the swamps of the Sudd, which is part of the Nile. 

He had a few twists you didn't expect, and the characters were written with richness and realistic qualities. Of course there was a curse, but it made the book. It was the best part. 

I have always wanted to go to Egypt to visit the great pyramids and study the hieroglyphs.  I find it fascinating, a thrilling subject. I also find the ancient alien theory attached to the pyramids even more exciting. A lot of questions are tied to some of the oldest structures in existence, and the people of those times. 

What a rich and diverse culture, to bad they are having such a crisis in that area. With all the political and religious arguments and the unrest, I don't think I will get a chance to go some day, but I can still dream about it at least and watch some wonderful history shows about it. 

Back to the book, if you enjoy historical fiction, and especially when it is tied to Egypt, you will have fun reading this book. I recommend it. If you buy it and like it, try some of the other Lincoln Child's books. He is a great writer, I even enjoyed the books he wrote with fellow author Douglas Preston. The Wheel of Darkness and Brimstone, both great novels. 

Until next time, I hope all of you have a wonderful week. I look forward to your comments, and any questions you might have. I tried to not give away to much of the book. I stuck pretty much to the blurb as far as information.


Take care, Lisa

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