The latest thrilling adventure from bestselling author, Greig Beck!
What would you give for eternal life?
An impossibly old man, a family gruesomely murdered and a woman whose collection of mythological artefacts defies belief: Professor Matt Kearns knows they are connected. These ancient clues bring Matt out of his self-imposed solitude to seek the fabled Fountain of Youth.
This brings on a perilous odyssey across deserts, oceans and into the heart of a mountain, Matt must overcome horrifying adversaries, creatures of legend, and also unravel a 5000-year-old mystery that will tear at his very sanity.
In a hidden place, Matt finds that some gifts have a terrible price, and some are not gifts at all, but curses that can last for an eternity.
The previous instalment, the one based on H. P. Lovecraft’s works, was, shall we say, a little less believable than an average superhero movie, but at least it was a page turner where the story flowed naturally and the characters didn’t (for the most part) act out of character.
This one is different: wordy and boring, the story forced and fragmented, the characters without character, and the ending rushed and inconclusive.
I have already bought the fourth one—out of sheer curiosity: can it get even worse? But I sincerely hope there won’t be a fifth instalment: it’s time for the Jedi to end.
P.S. I wish the author didn’t add his Author’s Notes at the end: a rule living in the lake Chad area, who also controls Tigris and Euphrates? Seriously? It’s 21st century out there, for God’s sake: use Wikipedia and Google maps. And Alexander the Great was, like, 600 years dead in the 3d century AD (did the author mean BC?) And so on.