Friday, 27 April 2012

THRILLER REVIEW: The Tomb of Alexander - Sean Hemingway

Release Date: 01/03/12


Sought after for generations. Venerated by the great and the good. Hidden from all mankind. Alexander was one of the greatest leaders of all time. After he died, his tomb was the most renowned and respected shrine in the Roman Empire, the object of veneration by great emperors and leaders the world over. It stood at the heart of the grandest city on earth. And then it disappeared. Centuries later, on a dig in Crete, curator and archaeologist Tom Carr is convinced that he's discovered a vital clue. At his side is a beautiful young artist, Victoria Price. Together, they are prepared to risk everything to find the tomb, and solve one of the most enduring mysteries of our time.


I love a thriller that takes me on a journey and rather than embarking on a religious search, Sean takes the reader seeking the Tomb of Alexander the Great. What Sean does well is set the sequence and talks a good game, however the delivery fell a little flat for me as a reader as it was a very slow burn to begin with, feeling a little disjointed and when you throw into the mix an ending that was rushed to within a few pages, it was sadly a book that failed to deliver for me as a reader.

All in, the potential was there and the idea for me was a good one. Sadly, in my opinion, the pace was lacking and the characters were a little flat which when added to the disappointment I felt at concluding the tale had me wondering if it would have been better had it had a little longer to develop.


Matthew Lee Adams said...

That's too bad the story didn't reach its potential. The cover is beautiful.

Angela Addams said...

Hmmmm...this sounds interesting but might not be the best fit for me. I do love the cover also ;-)