The Eternal Chamber, Part One of The Relics of the Deathless Souls by Tom Hunter is an action-packed adventure from the first page to the last. Seamlessly weaving elements of history and science-fiction for a “what if” scenario that will resonate against the world today. Think Indiana Jones meets Focault’s Pendulum meets Dr. Who.
Samuel McCarthy is an unapologetic, brutally honest, and openly flawed archeologist who just wants to do what he loves – recover ancient artifacts to share with the world. But, his nemesis has other plans. The thorn? A faction, or cell, has splintered off and seeks the prize for themselves. His trusty colleague, who has his own ideas about how things should be done, is a not-so-mild-mannered Frenchman, named Basile. Shahira, stuck behind a desk, dreams of life in the field. Sometimes, you should be careful what you wish for. And Josh, the level-headed pilot who thought his job was done, finds it is only just beginning.
Book One of The Relics of the Deathless Souls sets the stage for adventure. An ancient guard sworn to protect an artifact, so determined to keep the relic from evil, is willing to destroy the object, rather than let it get into the wrong hands. Samuel and his friends must convince them it should be preserved, and that it can be used for good.
Waleed, a decoy nemesis, suddenly finds himself part of the team to preserve the artifact. If you’ve ever seen “The Mummy” with Brendan Fraser, he’s essential, “Bennie” – only in the game for himself, or so it seems at first glance.
Shahira’s job at the Ministry is dedicated to keeping a watchful eye on the files returned from the field. It is that same watchful eye, and perhaps a woman’s intuition which catches on to evil goings on right under her nose at the Ministry. Bucking tradition, she takes matters into her own hands to warn Samuel and his team of impending danger, with the help of her family friend, Josh. Who also just happens to have been Samuel’s pilot when they discovered an invisible-to-the-naked-eye, hidden in plain sight cave teeming with ancient relics seemingly from another world. Samual must decipher the ritual to open the door, and is astounded to discover he and his friends are already a part of history.
The adventure unfolds as the villain, Pin; his henchman, Gord, and a shadow power known only as the Bruard seek the relics they believe will catapult them to world domination through a mind bending device. Minds bent to their will. They will stop at nothing to get it. The thorn in their side? Samuel McCarthy and his team.
When I finished The Eternal Chamber, I immediately thought, wow, what a ride! Looking forward to the next one. Books 2 and 3 have been pinned in the red, and Book 4 is no different, can’t wait till the next one.
Got a free weekend? No plans? Good. ‘Cause it’s going to be a wild ride in the deserts of Egypt – where history and mystery converge.
If you love a good action/adventure or archeological thriller, this book is for you.
Because this review is written pre-launch, I wanted to let you know:
The Eternal Chamber, Part One of The Relics of the Deathless Souls by Tom Hunter is available for sale/download at $.99 until its launch on Saturday, September 22!
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for a review. I’m an (Advanced Reader Copy) ARC reader for this series.