05 September 2007

Napoleon's Pyramids by William Dietrich

A fairly straightforward and fun adventure story about an American who ends up accompanying Napoleon's expedition to Egypt. Of course, he ends up involved with ancient Egyptian cults, evil Freemasons and various other bad sorts along the way.

One interesting point (mild spoiler) is that, for all the religious mysteries and hints of ancient alchemical knowledge (and so on), nothing magical actually happens. Plenty of unlikely coincidences, of course, but heroism gets out man and his companions out of those.


Anonymous said...

we have the same name

I'm from the States though

do all of us Michael Sands' proud down there

The Gamester At Large said...

I do what I can. :)