Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Third Gate by Lincoln Child (review by Mr. Silk, Harker teacher)

The Third GateThe Third Gate by Lincoln Child
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not quite "page turner" status, The Third Gate is a decent thriller that takes place in the Sudd (a swamp) of Egypt where a vast team of archaeologists are searching for the remains of Narmer, the Pharaoh that unified the country. To help discover this long lost tomb a doctor who specializes in "near death experiences" is enlisted. Unfortunately, when one "crosses over," in the neighborhood of tombs with curses on them, bad things are bound to happen, and they do. While the history is interesting (although not all true), and paced pretty well, there really are not enough surprises here to make the book reach its potential to be either truly scary or truly exciting. But it is fun enough for a day on the beach, and definitely for anyone who is a fan of "The Mummy" or similar stories in this genre. - Mr. Silk, Harker teacher

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