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...
|Title||:||Fury from the Tomb: The Institute for Singular Antiquities Book I|
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Fury from the Tomb: The Institute for Singular Antiquities Book I Reviews
This is the first novel from S.A. Sidor I've read. But it won't be the last.
"Fury from the Tomb" was a highly entertaining, fast-paced mashup of multiple genres. I would've been perfectly happy with a good ole fashioned "pulp" story, but the author delivers much more.
The narrative style is an interesting mix of present and past POV interactions, with a primary narrator leading the reader though the adventure.
The pace is about spot on and the pages turn quickly. Characterization was also strong ...more
A solid Indiana Jones/The mummy style pulp noir that just never gets out of 3rd gear. The narrator is a bore and probably is the main reason for this stagnation in the story. Not the most overly original plot lines but was fun. The story is told from a 1st person POV style diary entries. The scenes throughout Egypt were great, with a nice blend of thrills and horror. The narrator didn't make things very exciting. The writing was great, and this is probably the strongest element of the book. I'm ...more
It’s 1888. A time when it was still possible to make wondrous discoveries of antiquities in ancient Egyptian tombs.
When young Romulus Hugo Hardy sets forth to make his name in the world of Egyptology, little does he know what remarkable and terrifying events his uncovering of a booby-trapped tomb of an ancient sorcerer will set in motion.
After surviving a near-death experience, Rom makes it to America with his cargo of mummies, only to have them stolen by individuals who are as unsavoury as the ...more
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