18 April, 2018

The Secret of the lost Pharaoh by Carolyn Arnold - [Book Review]

Can Matthew Connor Save the World?





 Praise for City of Gold, a Matthew Connor Adventure:


“A nonstop, pulse-pounding ride.”
–I Read What You Write!

“A must-read for those who love mystery, history, [and] thrilling story lines,
with a touch of Indiana Jones/Ben Gates feel!”
–Lynchburg Mama“Carolyn Arnold has restored my faith in the archaeology/mystery genre with
her Matthew Connor Adventure series.”
–Nicki’s Nook


International bestselling author Carolyn Arnold returns to the gripping adventures of archeologist Matthew Connor in The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh as he searches for a mysterious treasure from an ancient Egyptian pharaoh that could destroy the modern world.

Matthew Connor has made a career out of discovering forgotten legends, but one elusive myth has captivated his curiosity for years: the Emerald Tablets. It’s said that the Tablets contain the knowledge of the universe and can grant humans the power to traverse Heaven and Earth, bestowing whoever possesses them with great wealth and wisdom. But should the Tablets ever fall into evil hands, they could cause complete global destruction.

When a former colleague of Matthew’s unearths ancient hieroglyphics promising the route to the Emerald Tablets within a pharaoh’s tomb, he leaps at the opportunity to seek out the artifacts. With his two most trusted friends and associates by his side, Matthew heads to Egypt’s remote Western Desert to begin his quest.

But they soon learn that they are not the only ones looking for the Tablets, and when it comes to hunting legends, no one can be trusted.  Now, what started out as an exciting journey has become a dangerous race to protect the fate of the world.

In an electrifying new take on the adventures of an archaeologist, The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh is a thrill ride that digs into the depths of human nature when one is tempted by power.


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Book Discription:Mystery lovers will need to hold on to their hats for this follow-up to City of Gold, which reviewers described as “a fast-paced action adventure” that is “akin to an Indiana Jones story set in modern times.” Now, the second in the series promises to bring much of the same excitement! Join archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor and his friends as they go after the Emerald Tablets to save the world in The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh.

In Egypt’s Western Desert lies the tomb of an unnamed pharaoh that hides a secret so powerful, it could destroy the world as we know it. Archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor has made a career of finding legends the world has all but forgotten. Though there’s one in particular that has fascinated him for years—the Emerald Tablets. Myth says that they possess the knowledge of the universe, allowing humankind to traverse Heaven and Earth, and have the power to bestow wealth and wisdom upon whoever possesses them. But if they fall into evil hands, it could cause a global disaster.

So when a former colleague stumbles across an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic map that promises to lead to a pharaoh’s tomb and the Emerald Tablets, there’s no way he’s turning down her invitation to join the dig. He only has one stipulation: his best friends Robyn Garcia and Cal Myers come with him.

The road ahead isn’t going to be an easy one, and their shared dream of recovering the Emerald Tablets is being crushed at every turn. And just when they think it’s all over, they learn there are a few clues they have overlooked. But they’re no longer the only ones searching for the Tablets. Now, the fate of the world hangs in the balance, and soon they’ll find out that when it comes to hunting legends, they can’t trust anyone.

My Review:
This thrilling adventurous novel takes us to Egypt to explore about the tomb of last pharoph and myths behind it. A team of experienced archeologists and passionate individuals come together to search for emerald tablets which are known to possess the knowledge of the universe.

With Mathew and his friends helping Alex and his team of experts, they start their expedition by going down a tunnel to find out the tomb of khufu by following through many clues and deciphering a map. The tomb is supposed to lead them to emerald tablets.  But, whom can they trust in their team? Can they pull off the adventure with flying colours and find the emerald tablets? You have to read the book to know the answer.

The writing style is interesting with twists, turns, clues and mazes of problems in the story. I loved the extra information given in the middle of the story about the Egyptian traditions and the terms related to their culture. I liked the turns in the story and enjoyed the mystery element throughout. I couldn't put down the book without finishing it.

Even though the plot is interesting and unpredictable, I felt the first few chapters boring as these are dedicated only to introduce the characters and there is not much story happening. It gets interesting later ofcourse. The book cover and title are very apt and all the characters are unique and believable. 

Overall, I would recommend this to readers who love historical fiction and adventurous thrillers.

My Rating: 4.5 /5

PS: I have received a free e-review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion on the book.


About the Matthew Connor Adventure series:Action-adventure books for the mystery lover. Does treasure hunting excite you? What about the thought of traveling the globe and exploring remote regions to uncover legends that the world has all but forgotten? If so, strap yourself in for an adventure with modern-day archaeologist Matthew Connor and his two closest friends. Indiana Jones meets the twenty-first century.

This is the perfect book series for fans of Indiana JonesLara CroftNational Treasure, and The Relic Hunter.

Other Books in the Series:City of GoldAbout the Author:Carolyn Arnold is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series and has written nearly thirty books. Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark, POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.


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