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Jack Howard is about to discover a secret. Perhaps the greatest secret ever kept. What if one of the Ancient World’s greatest libraries was buried in volcanic ash and then re-discovered two thousand years later? What if what was found there was a document that could shatter the very foundations of the Western World? What if you were the one who discovered this secret? And were then forced to confront terrifying enemies determined to destroy you to gibibns it goes no daviid This is the story of.
This is the story of one last Gospel, left behind in the age of the New Testament, in the greatest days of the Roman Empire, and of its extraordinary secret, one that has lain concealed for years.
Follow Jack Howard as he discovers the secret and must prevent others from doing the same David Gibbins has worked in underwater archaeology all his professional life.
After taking a PhD from Cambridge University he taught archaeology in Britain and abroad, and is a world authority on ancient shipwrecks and sunken cities. He has led numerous expeditions to investigate underwater sites in the Mediterranean and around the world. He currently divides his time between fieldwork, England and Canada. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem?
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. For centuries, people have speculated about the fabled lost libraries of antiquity. If one were found, what marvels would it contain?
Now a fearless team of adventurers is about to unearth that long-hidden secret, and it will lead them to the most astonishing discovery ever made. In the treacherous waters off the rugged Sicilian coast, marine archaeologist Jack Howard and h For centuries, people have speculated about the fabled lost libraries of antiquity.
In the treacherous waters off the rugged Sicilian coast, marine archaeologist Jack Howard and his team of scientific experts and ex-Special Forces commandos make a shocking find while searching for the legendary shipwreck of the apostle Paul. And when a second artifact is uncovered in the ruins of a buried city, Jack is on the verge of a discovery that could shake the world to its foundations: As he follows a hunch from the dying confession of an emperor to the burial crypt of a medieval pagan queen, Jack is chasing a conspiracy whose web stretches to the highest levels of international power—and he will have to risk everything to stop the controversial document from falling into the hands of a shadowy brotherhood determined to fulfill their murderous vows.
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It tries to imitate works by Dan Brown but falls short in many aspects. The ideas were fascinating, lasf plot intriguing, but I think it would have been told better in the hands of another author like Dan Brown.
The book never really came to life. All characters were lacking in any depth or charisma. Plus lasf characters all seemed to have the same voice. Long conversations got confusing to try and figure out who was saying With this book, its the author that brings the story down. Long conversations got confusing to try and figure out who was saying what. The book also lacks in a strong female lead throughout the book. This book slams constant historical stories in your face. It takes a while as a reader to figure out where you are.
I did enjoy the flashbacks to Claudius’ life. It made more sense than the present day constant explanations about the past.
Its like the scope of the history became too much for the plot. It tries to be fast paced, but to attempt to do this, it cuts out descriptions and puts pure historical explanation for its pacing.
Places and character movements are not clear, and i had to keep re-reading to find a miniscule mention of a set up. In addition, these characters elude to a backstory Gibbons’ prevous books? Its mentioned many times, but its never summarized.
This story is also told in a way that you can’t read a bit here and there. It requires a longer attention span to get into a scene because of the length of historical descriptions.
This is not always something I can give to a book being a busy mother. Now the story had some thoughtful moments which I enjoyed. Dafid had a rich vocabulary as gibbuns. Can we say Deux ex Machina???? The end confrontation did not make sense. It was just sort of resolved. Seemed like the author fizzled out big time. The end was a disappointment.
Gosprl I did appreciate the final flashback, I do not think the final “revelation” was ever fully revealed.
At least with DaVinci Code you get the final piece of the puzzle. I am not sure this author had a good revelation so just sort of cut it off? This book never reached its full potential. Though I did enjoy moments here and there, but the ending left me bummed out. What was all that build up for???
I’m still not sure. Example, Do we really need to read “I hope that ceiling is stable”, said bumbling sidekick.
Once used as blah, blah, the insert ancient race used it for blah, blah and bla blah. Then another race started to use it for blah, blah, and realised that is could be used for blah, blah. See the ancient carving technique, they used bla blah to shape the stones so that they fit perfectly together. The design is based on blah blah, another Looks like it is made from blah, blah stone according to blah, blah design.
Other structures from that time are still standing firm, so we might just be in luck”. Just about to start reading – will let you now if it is worth the View all 4 comments. Feb 28, Josh rated gihbins it was ddavid Shelves: There is a tried and true formula to these types of books: A clue reveals lasst possibility of some ancient artifact or truth that will change the world, but to find this most-sought after item will require a group of intrepid explorers and scientists to find the next clue s in remote locations around the globe.
To get these clues involves thrilling, near death escapes and the genius ability to piece together obscure clues. These teams are also being pursued by violent cabals who have for hundred There is a tried and true formula to these types of books: These teams are also being pursued by violent cabals who have for hundreds of years prevented these artifacts or truths from being revealed.
Both sets of teams are usually well-organized, funded, and connected. This formula works and the majority of the books are a great deal of fun to read. This book by David Gibbins, the third of his that I have read, starts advid with this formula, but then it completely abandons it and becomes almost a college lecture. The team is searching for what may be the lost gospel of Jesus.
It’s an interesting premise.
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The biggest problem is that his characters move from location to location, easily entering into the secret chambers. And then they just sit and talk and talk, conjecturing on history and what may have happened thousands of years ago. And they keep on talking throughout the book, which does not exactly make a thrilling story.
Another problem is that the shadowy, evil organization that is trying to stop our intrepid heroes barely makes an appearance in the story. This has to be the gibbinss group ever to appear in a novel.
This group poses absolutely no threat to anyone laxt their reason for existence really isn’t explained very well. I wish this book had been more thrilling and engaging. It’s a bit dry. I keep reading David Gibbins’s books, hoping that they reach the level of a James Rollins, who has perfected these types of books. And everytime I am somewhat disappointed. Jan 06, Conyers rated it liked it Shelves: