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August 17, 2013

My Review of The Emerald Tablet ~ Legends of Amun Ra~ by Joshua Silverman

The Emerald Tablet ( Legends of Amun Ra #1)
by Joshua Silverman
Published by: Enchanted Forest Press
Pub. Date: September 15, 2012
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥

Summary ~ from goodreads ~

Leoros doesn't have many friends. The son of a scientist and archaeologist, he is constantly on the move.  But when his parents make a startling discovery in Egypt, Leoros' world is turned upside down.

When an archaeologist discovers the mythic Emerald Tablet buried beneath Egypt desert, her son decodes the ancient text leading him to a distant world.

On that world, a slave girl begins a journey towards a destiny she cannot imagine. But when an ancient foe rises from the ashes, they will be brought together by forces neither understands
Leoros, who dreams of being like the heroes in the comic books, must fight to unlock the secrets of the universe to save people he never knew existed.

Alantia, whose bloody visions wake her in the night, senses the darkness coming.

Together they will face an enemy with the power of dark energy, lose a mentor to the assassins's blade, and be betrayed by someone they trust. Their fight for the future is just beginning, and before it is over, a final sacrifice must be made. When the darkness comes, will they stand and fight or will they join it?

Here is my review from goodreads:

The Emerald Tablet (Legends of Amun Ra, #1)The Emerald Tablet by Joshua Silverman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was given a copy for an honest review.

Thank you Joshua Silverman for a wonderful story. A story that is cleverly written using the present, history and the mythology from Greece and Egypt.

A quote from the summary, "Leoros' world is turned upside down".

Not only Leoros world, but many others as well. I like how the story tells of more characters lives being affected in many different ways. Everyone having to make important choices in their lives. Characters coming to terms of reality and learning it can be difficult to make decisions when the line between good and evil becomes blurred. Characters struggling with science, faith and emotions.

I highlighted a part of the book that stood out to me. A discussion between Alex and Camilla about love. Alex science tells him the emotions of love is similar to how large quantities of chocolate makes the brain react.
* Beware this part may contain a spoiler*

"Tell me Alex, would you die for me? For Leoros?"
Alex looks bewildered at her question. "What kind of Question is that? Iv'e killed for both of you already and I'm certainly ready to die for you."
She smiles at his response. "I know you have. I just wonder if you'd do the same for large quantities of chocolate."

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1 comment:

  1. I also liked this book. Joshua Silverman is great when it comes to world-building. The universe he creates is so complex, and his characters are strong and well-developed.
    I love the quote at the end of your review!

    Oana @All Fantasy Worlds