Masks of the Lost Kings by Tom Bane

Published March 2012 by Telemachus
374 pages
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Genre: Adult Thriller
Source: Agent for an honest review
Rating: OK

Following the sudden disappearance of treasure hunter Ben Sanders in Mexico, beautiful archaeologist Suzy da Silva is snatched from the cloistered environs of Oxford University and thrust into a deadly maelstrom of intrigue and discovery. Joining forces with astrophysicist Tom Brooking she crosses four continents, to unlock the dark secrets of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the Holy Sepulchre and the mysterious Mayan Temple of Inscriptions to reveal a mysterious truth. Together they risk their lives, pursued by martial assassins and renegade special forces, fighting the forces of evil to discover hidden knowledge so precious that it has lain dormant for over a thousand years.. (Source: Goodreads)

Suzy da Silva is making a name for herself with her expertise in Egyptology. But she has to seek questionable funding in order to pursue the connection between Christianity and Egyptian symbols. Once in Egypt, she is in over head when people start dying around her. She stumbles along not knowing who really to trust. She will travel from Egypt across the desert to Israel and make her way to Mayan jungle to discover the truth.

What I Liked…The history. Being a history teacher, I enjoyed all the little details that are revealed over the course of Suzy’s journey. It was very obvious that Mr. Bane did his research. But it also left me wondering how much do we really know about the ancient civilizations. I think most of the history we teach has been pretty scrubbed, but I really enjoyed the wondering that Bane made me do while reading it.

What kept me from falling in love…The details and the conclusion. There were so many pieces of information. I didn’t feel like it all neatly pieced together to get me to the discovery at the end.

Is our past the key to our future or our end?

3 responses to “Masks of the Lost Kings by Tom Bane

  1. The end of the book would have done it in for me. I do love when authors take time to do their research and make it obvious that they know what they are talking about.

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