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Publisher Description

“An utterly captivating romp from the treacherous tunnels beneath Jerusalem to the lost City of Ghosts (Petra, Jordan) to the tumult of revolutionary Paris….Dietrich spins a merry magical mystery tour, winningly intricate and anchored to actual historical figures and events….Mr. Spielberg! Mr. Lucas! It’s your move.”
—Seattle Times
Dashing and courageous American adventurer Ethan Gage returns in William Dietrich’s The Rosetta Key—the thrilling sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s acclaimed Napoleon’s Pyramids. An eighteenth century Indiana Jones, Gage swashbuckles once again, this time in pursuit of a precious Egyptian relic that would give its owner the power to rule the world. The Rosetta Key an adventure in reading that is not to be missed, especially by fans of George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman novels and aficionados of a grand literary tradition dating back to Jack London, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and H. Rider Haggard, and carried on today by such notables as James Rollins, David Liss, Steve Berry, and Kate Mosse.

Fiction & Literature
March 17
HarperCollins e-books

Customer Reviews

Tuggswife ,

Worth my money, for sure!

After reading "Napoleon's Pyramids" (which was free) I broke down and bought this book. (I normally only read the free stuff). This book was great! I like that the author based much of the information off of historical fact, and then takes the time at the end to let you know what he took liberties with. Ethan Gage is a lovable character and I felt connected to him and his journeys. I was slightly confused by some of the military words, but they were authentic to the timeframe of the story (and my iPhone told me what they meant.) I didn't get the ending I wanted, but we can't have it all, can we? A terrific book that I would recommend to anyone interested in history, adventure, Egypt, or just a great book!

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