Masks of the Lost Kings by Tom Bane

Masks of the Lost Kings
written by Tom Bane          
published by Telemachus

find it here: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Goodreads

Why did I pick this book: I was asked to review this book by the publicist. I happily accepted the request! (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I found it to be very exciting with a lot of action, history, and adventure. I read this book almost every free chance I had. Masks of the Lost Kings wasn’t a book I could pick up and put down every few moments (which I usually have to do with the boys). I needed chunks of time to read this book and fully understand what I was reading. When I had those chunks, I was glued to my Nook. Although it took a bit longer than I thought it would to read this book, I didn’t mind because I didn’t want to miss anything. 

I liked Suzy. She was a very strong woman who had been through something tragic when she was younger. She is certainly not helpless and she is very intelligent. The one really odd decision – to me – that she made without much thought was when she accepted the funding and next day trip with a body guard from the Horus Corporation. No questions asked, she just said okay and was on a plane the next day. For a smart and sensible as she is, this was a blip that didn’t seem to fit her character. 

I also liked Tom, especially when he could see his own shortcomings and seek help from someone else – even if that someone is a woman. I loved the sparring match between Tom and Suzy in chapter 7. That made me laugh out loud. 

The lectures were fascinating to read. They reminded me of all of the shows that my husband likes to watch on the History Channel and whatnot. Some of the topics were actually familiar to me which made the book all the more interesting to read. 

Masks of the Lost Kings was a fascinating book. It loosely reminded me of books by Dan Brown or The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason. There were so many twists and multiple story lines that a reader could get confused by Mr. Bane made it all work. Everything fit together. There were a few typos and mistakes, primarily towards the end, but not enough to distract the reader. 

Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book, especially if you like history and books like The Da Vinci Code

Will I read it again: I will not. 

About the book – from Goodreads: 
Following the sudden disappearance of treasure hunter Ben Sanders in Mexico, beautiful archaeologist Suzy da Silva is snatched from the cloistered environs of Oxford University and thrust into a deadly maelstrom of intrigue and discovery. Joining forces with astrophysicist Tom Brooking she crosses four continents, to unlock the dark secrets of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the Holy Sepulchre and the mysterious Mayan Temple of Inscriptions to reveal a mysterious truth. Together they risk their lives, pursued by martial assassins and renegade special forces, fighting the forces of evil to discover hidden knowledge so precious that it has lain dormant for over a thousand years…

Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!

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