I was initially going to read another book by this author but I had the foresight to check if it was part of a series or not. And it was good that I had done so because the book that I was going to read was the 6th or 7th book. Naturally, I had to hunt down the first one – and it had a premise that was just as interesting as the book I was going to read. So here I go!
When an inexplicable explosion occurs in the British museum in London, no one can believe it. The news is especially devastating for Lady Kara Kensington, who owns the gallery that was destroyed, and Safia Al-Maaz, the beautiful curator of the gallery. Together, they set out to determine the mystery behind the explosion. What they don’t realize is that there are others who are also looking to find out more about what transpired at the museum, people and organizations who have a sinister agenda in mind. As they race against time – and their enemies – Kara and Safia must travel across the world to search for the lost city of Ubar to solve the mystery…and protect our world as we know it.
My synopsis does not do this book justice. It was … wow. I loved every minute of it. I loved the history, the science, the different characters. There were times when I thought this novel was journeying into the land of fantasy, only to find myself being brought back to the realm of science. Although some parts were a tad bit hard to swallow, the story line was interesting and the adventurous journey was thrilling. Every angle was covered and new angles were brought to light constantly. I literally could not put this book down. It got to the point where I neglected doing the required readings for my courses and simply focused on this novel. James Rollins is the next Michael Crichton and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Michael Crichton! READ THIS BOOK, READ THIS BOOK, READ THIS BOOK! IT IS THE COOLEST AND CRAZIEST NOVEL AND WORTH READING!!!! As you can tell, I really liked this book.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get my hands on book #2!