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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

L'ombre de Thot (French Edition)

L'ombre de Thot (French Edition) - Michael Peinkofer Translated from German, this action oriented novel doesn't bring anything new to the genre of "Victorian archaeologist in pursuit of a treasure that an evil trust also wants". The plot points are all predictable from the identity of the villain to the Touareg Prince in disguise who is of course part English and a gentleman (an Orlando Bloom perfect role). The Egyptology is okay but not as good or as interesting as Elizabeth Peters'. The one redeeming quality of this novel is the lead character, Sarah Kincaid who is a wonderful character flaws and all. Brave, smart, short tempered but also fearless, she makes a good Indiana Jones. If only her supporting cast and adventure were as good as she is.