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Armand Ptolemy and the Golden Aleph

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Synchronicity machines ... Difference engines that calculate using the yin / yang of the iChing ... Geomancy: the art of making stone monoliths float with sound. The hacker collective 'Anonymous'. Ancient secret societies …

This is the world of ARMAND PTOLEMY, a new action-adventure hero. Facing an enemy armed with the Golden Aleph -- a mystical device that allows its wield
Published November 14th 2011 (first published January 1st 2011)
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Gordon Wulff
Nov 06, 2013 Gordon Wulff rated it really liked it
An enjoyable read with a very interesting style . Sometimes lacking depth but kept me reading and left me wanting more of a very interesting concept . Already asked the author twice for the next installment .

A new Author that is doing incredible works .

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I like Mark Jeffrey's style, the world based on urban legends, new age concepts and conspiracy theories. It's subtle in pocket and the pendant (what if a couple of Zacharia Sitchin's ideas were true?), intricate in the Two Travelers (let's force all new age nonsense be true as well) and over the top here - with a pinch of actuality thrown in (#ocupants don't know half of what they're standing up against). But this novel didn't feel as polished as Max Quick books and I had the feeling that Armand ...more
Aug 10, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it
Mark warned me this book was way different. He didn't lie. But he also said he thought I'd like it. He wasn't wrong. I really liked the conspiracy theories. There never came a time when I felt like any of them had jumped the shark. Don't get me wrong, they are crazy but they are walk the plausibility tightrope well. Well that said, there wasn't enough depth for me. I like Mark's style because he gets very intricate with his stories. I didn't get enough of that in APatGA. I would love a sequel. O ...more
Jun 04, 2012 Tawna rated it really liked it
I actually really enjoyed this book. I had no intention of reading it for a while yet, seeing that it just arrived today, but when I was flipping through it I thought why not start it; (as I was procrastinating from being productive and the large print was alluring to me). The plot was interesting and immediately upon starting the book I was tossed into the fast-paced plot, which is what kept me from putting the book down until I was finished. I would recommend it as an entertaining quick read a ...more
May 25, 2012 Phillip rated it liked it
This is a quick read, has some interesting twists in it but feels a bit incomplete especially at the ending.

Fair Warning: Criticism based on personal bias.
Having some that now lives with us that has come out from a background of mental and physical abuse, I had no tolerance for the descriptions of the Black Butterfly training. Yes, I know why it was there and how it's used in e story, but I defy anyone to want to read that in fiction after dealing with the consequences of that crap in real life
Mar 31, 2012 Mike rated it did not like it
I could put up with the conspiracy theories by regarding them as fictional, though I do wonder if the author actually believes them, at least to a degree.

I could put up with the completely absurd premise of the Golden Aleph, passed off with a bit of mystico-technobabble and the comment by a character that it "isn't much of stretch", which it is.

But extended descriptions of cruelty I will not put up with.
Deana Nelson
Aug 19, 2012 Deana Nelson rated it it was amazing
Innovative and current, Armand Ptolemy is a brilliant book that left me eagerly looking forward to the sequel. Never before have I read anything that uses current events as such a perfect basis for a fictional story.
Jan 01, 2013 gRegor rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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The conspiracy theory stuff was a bit too much for me. The book could have used some better editing, too; there were a fair number of typos.
Karin Rosner
Oct 18, 2012 Karin Rosner rated it did not like it
Shelves: stopped-reading
I just am not in the mood for this, 49% of the way through. Abandoned.
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Mark Jeffrey is the author of the young adult Max Quick Series ( He is also the author of the ARMAND PTOLEMY thriller series and AGE OF AETHER, a steampunk adventure-romance.

His first podiobook, MAX QUICK: THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT, has received over 2.4 million downloads to date. He has co-founded four internet companies and written four novels.

Mark has been named as one of H
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