- By Daniel Leston

The Amun Chamber

  • Title: The Amun Chamber
  • Author: Daniel Leston
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Amun Chamber Two thousand years ago in Egypt s exotic city of Alexandria the single most revered treasure of the Mediterranean would inexplicably disappear from the pages of history Believed irretrievably lost to

    Two thousand years ago in Egypt s exotic city of Alexandria, the single most revered treasure of the Mediterranean would inexplicably disappear from the pages of history Believed irretrievably lost to all but legend, few dared dream the possibility that it might still exist .Until now Guided by the discovery of an ancient artefact, a determined professor of archaeoloTwo thousand years ago in Egypt s exotic city of Alexandria, the single most revered treasure of the Mediterranean would inexplicably disappear from the pages of history Believed irretrievably lost to all but legend, few dared dream the possibility that it might still exist .Until now Guided by the discovery of an ancient artefact, a determined professor of archaeology and a beautiful New England heiress join forces in the quest of a lifetime Overcoming treachery and deadly obstacles, they follow an ever murderous trail that eventually leads them to a barren, desert valley containing a stunning secret one the modern world may not yet be prepared to accept.

    1 thought on “The Amun Chamber

    1. C2010: Just meh for me. It seemed like a pale copy of so many other “adventure “ stories that include a mysterious relic and a hero and heroine. I didn’t find anything particularly different with the plot or characterisation but I am sure the book will have an audience. Perhaps I am just too jaded –but sentences like these are two a penny “They continued forward, eyes widening in amazement. “ and “This revelation could mean but one thing!” I finished it – so it was not unreadab [...]

    2. The plot: lots of twists and turns, lots of action scenes and tense situations, making for a good thriller.The characters: not very well-developed. The main character, David Manning, is right out of the Indiana Jones mold. For an academic, he has a lot of combat skills and is in amazingly good shape; as a "hero," he does the job required of him. The supporting characters are complex enough not to be simple "types." I was quite disappointed in the main female character. For the most part, her rol [...]

    3. Exciting to the very end!I stayed up much too late. I just couldn't stop reading! I'd love a story about native American lore and an amazing heart pounding ending like this one!

    4. Over all a good book with an interesting story line. I enjoy books having to do with Egyptian archaeology.As far as my pro's:I kind of enjoyed the jump between times which gave us just enough information to try and puzzle things out without making everything obvious.It was fun to explore an archaeological mystery that a lot of people know something about, but hasn't been beaten to death. There was also a tease of a sequel towards the end.Then there are my con's:I was slightly bothered by the ide [...]

    5. Amun Chamber – Non-stop actionAs other reviewers have pointed out, this reads like an “Indiana Jones” story. Although the comment is meant as a negative, I view this as one of the charms of the book. I liked it.There is non-stop action and a well-developed complex plot and story line. Many of the characters are stereotypical, but I don’t find that detracts from the exciting story.The writing may not be perfect, but I didn’t let that interfere with my enjoyment of the story itself. I wa [...]

    6. Very Entertaining Archaeological ThrillerTwo thousand years ago in Egypt's exotic city of Alexandria, the single most revered treasure of the Mediterranean would inexplicably disappear from the pages of history. Believed irretrievably lost to all but legend, few dared dream the possibility that it might still exist . . . Until now! Guided by the discovery of an ancient artefact, a determined professor of archaeology and a beautiful New England heiress join forces in the quest of a lifetime. Over [...]

    7. I don't usually leave bad book reviewsBut I couldn't even finish the book. The editing was horrid. And I realize that there are those folks out there that smoke and that is there prerogative, but every time the main characters turned around they were lighting up. It was if this was a commercial for the tobacco company. Also, the book is solo slow

    8. this was a good adventure - The difference between a 3 and 4 star is I thought the story draggedd a little and could have been a little shorter changing the pace to be faster. Otherwise a good read

    9. A hunt for the unbelievable!Something so grand and lost for so many centuries has a chance of being found. But what and where? A small gold disk starts the whole quest. The death of a grandfather in a foreign country, the unplanned meeting between two people, the path that leads through several countries. This tale is held together by stories in the past and the present, written by a master wordsmith. I dare you to put it down before you finish the whole book.

    10. Interesting storylineAlthough the storyline was interesting, the grammatical and spelling errors detracted from this old English teacher's enjoyment of the book. I wanted to go buy a red pen. The research seemed fairly thorough, but the characters seemed flat and static. It could use a re-write with a good editor.

    11. Not enoughTo much action and not enough adventure. Wanted more historical references to understand the significance of Alexander to the region.

    12. Wow!!!!I first read the Genghis Khan book then this book. Both are incredibly captivating with the characters and the plot. Very well written.

    13. A good read in the style of Dan Brown. Unlike some previous books this one does keep a good pace as well established believable characters. Yes quite violent in places and with a trail of dead bodies left across the globe.The only let down is the ending as is common with so many of these books after all if you are seeking a totally unique treasure are you going to find it. OK its a work of fiction and does it matter?Yes I will look for other books by the same author although I have a nasty feeli [...]

    14. David Mannering receives some sixty year old letters that were written by an archaeologist that seemed to imply that he'd made a major discovery. Tracks down the granddaughter of the man and together they try to untangle fact from surmise and tiny snippets of information that may lead them to an incredible find, the glass, gold and jewel encrusted sarcophagus of Alexander the Great. A trail of bodies litters the path to the secret and adds to the intrigue and tension. Some very strong and someti [...]

    15. The Amun Chamber was a fun treasure quest to read from a first-time author.The body of Alexander the Great disappeared 2000 years ago from the city of Alexandria, believed since then to be lost forever. An archeology professor and an heiress team up to track down some clues left by her grandfather before his long-ago murder. Death trails behind them through Greece and then Egypt on their way to a secluded valley as other searchers get rid of anyone else who may possibly provide future evidence. [...]

    16. History, adventure, deceitI wanted to give this the full five stars, but there were some draggy bits. In all fairness, maybe I was tired. I found myself wandering away from the story in the middle, then again toward the end.Other than that, this is a good read. Certainly exciting premise, to find the tomb of none other than Alexander the Great! The villains are despicable, greedy and murderousd a bit unhinged. Then there are those characters who you assume are good guys. They are certainty helpf [...]

    17. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but I still enjoyed reading it. It was more about Egypt and lore and less about good writing, but, somehow, that worked for me at the time. Good geographic and cultural detail, but the characters need work and the dialogue was sometimes so cliche that I couldn't help but scoff. Yet, I was still legitimately entertained by the story and the discovery. If you want a well-developed novel with believable characters and clever writing, then this book won't do i [...]

    18. More twists than a tornado !I love these " Indiana Jones" type of stories! Lots of action, adventure and just enough truth to make the story grab hold and not let go. Egyptian stories fascinate me and add onto that, a mystery that has had people puzzled for thousands of years and well, what's not to love. This story also had one of the scariest bad guys in it I've ever encountered . He wasn't just evil, he enjoyed the pain he inflicted on others ,making him truly creepy. I truly enjoyed this boo [...]

    19. THE AMUN CHAMBER follows the accepted plot line for archaeology based stories--Find a clue to an ancient, undiscovered treasure and then go out and discover it. In this case, the tomb of Alexander the Great is front and center. Is it in Greece, or central Europe, or maybe, as David Manning and Elizabeth Decaylus believe, it is in Egypt. There are plots, counter-plots, and a lot of people who aren't who they seem to be as this story unfolds from Cairo to Alexandria to the savage desolation of the [...]

    20. It was ok. I didn't really engage with the characters, and their constant smoking annoyed me. As for how it's written - far too many exclamation marks, especially at the start, and maybe I'm being snobbish but I don't expect to find abbreviations such as "would've" in the text, only in conversations. Pretty sure I won't be rereading this one. Still, it was free, so at least I haven't wasted any money on it!

    21. Did not see that coming!Overall a good book in the Indiana Jones genera. I would have given it a 5 if the author had not used crude language. Never can understand why we must stoop to using the F Bomb. Doesn't really add to the story. Thankfully the author did not feel compelled to include explicit sex. Cleaned up and I could recommend the book to my middle school grandchildren. Plan on getting the next book in the series through my Kindle Unlimited account.

    22. It's been a summer of archaeological adventure stories for me, without my planning it that way. Took my kids to see Raiders of the Lost Ark at the theater, and this would be the second story of that type I've read in the last month or so. This story fell in between the good, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the bad, The Stone of Destiny. Fun read, will consider another book by this author.

    23. Loved the story, another DaVinci Code type thriller. Book was a little slow developing, and character development wasn't great. In the end, I had no emotional connection with the main characters, really didn't care if they lived or died. Not going to add this to my favorites list, but kept me entertained for the most part.

    24. So far, really intriguing I love anything about Egypt and Alexander the Great after Steve Berry's Alexander Link I like again, that it layers history with a strong plot, developed characters and the story moves along well I will update one I finish. . . UPDATE: I really enjoyed the couple of twists near the finish and would read another of Leston's books.

    25. Creek tomb exploring in Egypt.aThis is the first Professor Manning adventure, and sets the background for the series. Many first novels try too hard to set up an environment for the whole series. Here Mr Leston has combined a good plot with setting and characters and also set a romantic future.

    26. This book was good as far as history is concerned, and I did enjoy the way the author slid in side stories and bits of history that were essential to the story, but I had a major problem with the remarkable number of 1920s "Indiana Jones" inferences and character issues. I'll go into this deeper when I write the long version of most of my reviews on the website.

    27. Well writtenWhile this is a well written read, the ending was a bit rushed which tends to happen. An interesting story line without harsh unneeded words. Just wish more details about the tomb and Alexander were given.

    28. Alexander the Great's Tomb.I like the intrigue in searching for a historical and archeological treasure reminiscint of the search for King Solomon's Mine. Well written and would make a great movie.

    29. Exciting page-TurnerWell developed characters whom I came to worry about as the loyalties and beliefs became more complex and full of intrigue. Definitely one of the best historical fictions I have read.

    30. The was just OK, not great or anything that really made it a page turner. It was an adventurous book but the action and flow seemed to fade at times. If I come across the next book at a bargain I may give it a shot.

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