Napoleon's Pyramids

Napoleon's Pyramids

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"A frothy, swashbuckling tale of high adventure....Escapist fiction at its ultimate."
--Seattle Times

"It has a plot as satisfying as an Indiana Jones film and offers enough historical knowledge to render the reader a fascinating raconteur on the topics of ancient Egypt and Napoleon Bonaparte."
--USA Today

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author William Dietrich introduces readers to the globe-trotting American adventurer Ethan Gage in Napoleon's Pyramids--an ingenious, swashbuckling yarn whose action-packed pages nearly turn themselves. The first book in Dietrich's fabulously fun New York Times bestselling series, Napoleon's Pyramids follows the irrepressible Gage--a brother in spirit to George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman--as he travels with Napoleon's expedition across the burning Egyptian desert in an attempt to solve a 6,000 year old riddle with the help of a mysterious medallion. Here is superior adventure fiction in the spirit of Jack London, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and H. Rider Haggard, and fans of their acclaimed successors--James Rollins, David Liss, Steve Berry, Kate Mosse--will certainly want to get to know Ethan Gage.

ISBN: 9780062191489
Characteristics: 376 pages ;,24 cm.


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SPPL_János Mar 07, 2018

William Dietrich grounds this globe-trotting series with real historic detail. An American expat is wrested from his dilettante life in post-revolutionary France and falls in with Napoleon Bonaparte on his mission of military and scientific conquest. Gage, resourceful but out of his depth, makes for an appealing hero as he finds himself on both sides of every conflict while reluctantly seeking mysterious ancient relics. Dietrich succeeds by keeping things believable, avoiding anachronistic dialogue and wildly implausible ancient technology. The series must be read in order.

Jul 16, 2016

Fabulous humor with a lot of history thrown in.

Dec 28, 2014

It was fairly good for the first part. History about the actual expedition was interesting, but when these authors start having action in ancient monuments like the pyramids, it becomes unbelievable. There are moving parts within these huge monuments that still work smoothly after thousands of year! GET REAL!!

Mar 12, 2013

Napoleon’s Pyramids --- William Dietrich --- William Dietrich is an author I have only recently discovered. More’s the pity. But on the other hand that means I’ve still a trove of his tales to devour. Dietrich writes historical fiction with panache. There’s excitement, suspense, mystery and deceit enough in this novel to keep the pages turning. Fast. As you might expect, gthe plot is set against the French invasion of Egypt of 1798. Dietrich’s perennial protagonist, Ethan Gage, fresh from the American frontier finds himself pursued for a bauble he has won at a game of chance. His pursuers follow him all the way to Egypt where they believe the pendant will lead them to wealth, power and glory. To complicate the story, add a mystical Egyptian priestess, a perfidious Bonaparte and death-dealing Bedouins. What a recipe. This novel is at least a nine out of ten.

Swine Aug 16, 2012

Fast moving adventure with a little bit of history. Loads of fun!

Apr 29, 2010

This book definately had an Indiana Jones quality to it. It was fast paced and exciting but it lacked any real depth.I didn't find it overly interesting but it was fun

Jan 27, 2010

Worth finding more in this series.

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May 27, 2010

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