DNF: The Emerald Tablet by Joshua Silverman

the emerald tabletThe Emerald Tablet (Legends of Amun Ra #1)
written by Joshua Silverman
published by Enchanted Forest Press

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Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the author to review this book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Where I stopped reading: Page 52

Why I stopped reading: I didn’t even make it through my usual obligatory hundred pages.  The story might be good, but fifty pages in, I still didn’t know who the main characters were supposed to be.  I can dodge less than stellar writing if the story pulls me in, and I certainly keep reading books where the writing is great but the story isn’t quite there… I just couldn’t do both at the same time.

What others have rated this book: According to Goodreads, the average rating for The Emerald Tablet is 3.81. It looks like a majority of readers gave this book 4 stars. There were 32 4 star reviews on Amazon. At Barnes & Noble, the majority of the reviews were 3 stars. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you may not. 

About the book – 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’s 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 a people he never knew existed.

Atlantia, 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 assassin’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?

There is darkness in everyone.




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