Mummies, grave-robbing ghouls, hopping vampires, and evil monks beset a young archaeologist, in this fast-paced Indiana Jones-style adventureSaqqara, Egypt, 1888, and in the booby-trapped tomb of an ancient sorcerer, Rom, a young Egyptologist, makes the discovery of a lifetime: five coffins and an eerie, oversized sarcophagus. But the expedition seems cursed, for after unearthing the mummies, all but Rom die horribly. He faithfully returns to America with his disturbing cargo, continuing by train to Los Angeles, home of his reclusive sponsor. When the train is hijacked by murderous banditos in the Arizona desert, who steal the mummies and flee over the border, Rom - with his benefactor's rebellious daughter, an orphaned Chinese busboy, and a cold-blooded gunslinger - must ride into Mexico to bring the malevolent mummies back. If only mummies were their biggest problem...File Under: Fantasy Roll Away the Stone Monster Squad Into the Skull Kill the Undying...
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Fury From the Tomb (The Institute for Singular Antiquities, #1) Reviews
I believed I only barely just liked this book, but when I thought I'd accidentally deleted it from my device before finishing it I was surprised at how crestfallen I was. I really wanted to know what happened next! Sure, the main character/narrator was kind of annoying (and had a ridiculous habit of waxing rhapsodic over the virtues of the cowboy guide out of nowhere in the middle of the action), but the plot and creepy supernatural elements kept me going. I would rate this as a good beach/pools ...more
Fury from the Tomb is a modern-day pulp novel, something in the line of The Spider, The Shadow, and Indiana Jones. It's easy-to-read adventure and most entertaining. Recommended for readers looking for a good time and some fun fantasy.
3.5 -- review to come
In 1888, young Egyptologist Romulous Hardy is offered a vast sum of money by a reclusive millionaire to search for ancient tombs in Egypt. Hardy jumps at the chance to get out of the library and into the field, but soon finds himself dealing with things no one could have forseen. After tragedy befalls his expedition, Hardy is charged with bringing the mummies he recovered (six in all, though one sarcophagus is twice as big as any normal human) back to LA. When his train is waylaid in the Arizona ...more