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Carpathian (Event Group Adventure #8)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  590 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
The Event Group tackles their most challenging mission yet in the newest adrenaline rush from "The New York Times" bestselling author of "Legacy" Rumors of the seemingly magical victory that allowed the Exodus of Israelites from Egypt have resonated through the archaeological world for decades. Now evidence has been discovered that explains how the ancient Hebrews destroye ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published June 18th 2013)
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Travis Aslakson I love this series and I too am a Cussler fan, particularly the The Fargo's. As far as reading them in order yes. In my case I read book 3 by accident…moreI love this series and I too am a Cussler fan, particularly the The Fargo's. As far as reading them in order yes. In my case I read book 3 by accident and then was like wait WTH that can't end this way. The 1st, 6th, and 9th book all go hand in hand on the same subject matter or "Event".

Reading from the beginning also builds your character development which i enjoyed a lot.

I just finished Carpathian no more than 5 minutes ago and I think I like this one the most by far. The one problem I had with it is, it was not spell checked very well. I would say I came across at least 20 typo's or sentences that didn't turn out correct. Like for example " Anya was doing this and he then did that. Well Anya is a girl not a guy. Or Charlie was doing this then Ellenshaw came up behind him. Well Charlies is Charlie ellenshaw.(less)
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Pamela
Nov 29, 2014 Pamela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I think David Golemon needs a copyeditor. Or a proofreader. Something. Anything.

I started the Event Group series with the expectation that it would be silly fun, and nothing more. The first few books were silly, but they were also mildly entertaining, so that's fine. Unfortunately, as time passed, the books became less about the unexplained and more about the incomprehensible ... writing. For example, in Ripper (taking the beaten-to-death and back again trope of Jack the Ripper), I literally cou
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Dee Haddrill
Originally read 3 August 2013; listened to via Audible 25 April 2015 (knowing what comes in the following book made this a bit harder to listen to, but it also made me realise something amazing for future books... cannot wait!!!)

How the hell am I going to last before the next book?? Even though this adventure is resolved, "Carpathian" ends with a massive cliffhanger, which, if you're anything like me, you are going to be absolutely desperate to read!

But to focus on this book, the Event Group are
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Joe
Dec 28, 2013 Joe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent plot ruined by faulty research, lousy writing, and sloppy editing. The author has set the stage for the next installment, but it will be a tough slog, no doubt...
Reeda
Aug 04, 2013 Reeda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
If you like myths, legends, secret societies and covert government groups mixed in with some science then this book is for you. The Event Group is an ultra-secret government group approved by the president to investigate the truth of ancient historical mysteries and the impact it can have on our world.
This event has to do with an ancient tribe of Israel and a secret weapon they have that was used during the Exodus and the Fall of Jericho. The mystery leads them to the Carpathian mountains where
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Jennifer
I look forward each year to the newest release in the Event Group Series. The adventures are always fun, the characters are enjoyable and the science fiction/historical aspect to Mr. Golemon's series are informative and entertaining.

Generally, I purchase the hard cover of this series as soon as they're out, but this time I read it on my Kindle. One of my ongoing criticisms of this series is that each one has seemed to suffer from lack of a good proofreader. The Kindle version did not differ from
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Gloria
Mar 28, 2013 Gloria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Mr. Golemon has done it again.

An encounter on a yacht in Hong Kong Harbor 47 years ago seeking to stop the illegal sale of antiquities sets the stage for the latest Event Group investigation. The team travels to a remote part of Romania, once called Transylvania, on a quest to verify the existence of one of the Lost Tribes of Israel. What they find there shakes the very foundations of Biblical history and there are factions that will prevent that discovery from ever being brought to light n
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Top
Jan 23, 2016 Top rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For those unfamiliar with the David Lynn Golemon book series, the Event Group is a team of people who are trying to uncover the real truth behind greatest myths and stories in human history.

His latest book "Carpathian" is set in the Middle East and begins with Moses exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. They are pursued by the Egyptian prince Amun-her-khepeshef who was the firstborn son of Pharaoh Ramesses II and Queen Nefertari, and his army. When the Egyptians tried to
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Naftoli
Jun 18, 2014 Naftoli rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: werewolf, 2014
THIS book is very intriguing. I am an aficionado of werewolf stories so this one definitely fills my occasional need for the vampire or werewolf drama. The author is a gifted strategist in that the plot is well-developed and meted out in such a way so as to keep the reader on edge. Every werewolf story - in this case they are called GOLIA - has its origin myth and in this case it was superb. The creatures originate among the early Egyptians and assist the children of Israel in fleeing their Phar ...more
Chris
Jan 31, 2014 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My least favorite book in this series so far. Normally with these books you dont want to put them down, but this one did not have that same feel for me.
Steven
Jul 31, 2014 Steven rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd previously read Leviathan and Ripper. I know, I'm reading these completely out of order. But it's still possible to enjoy the series that way. This one is exciting, with a fascinating premise involving one of the lost tribes of Israel and an interesting and unique take on the classic werewolf legends. There are a lot of characters in the secret U.S. government "Event Group" known as Department 5656, but it gets easier to keep them straight if you read more books in the series. Although these ...more
Jennifer
Apr 24, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Mehh - nothing great
Suzy Wilson
Couldn't finish it.
Aimee
Aug 04, 2013 Aimee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Add myths, legends, secret operatives, Gypsies, and a little bit of science, mix well, et voila, you have Carpathian! A top secret US government agency, known as the Event Group, goes on a search for a previously-unknown wolf species (known as the Golia) that is connected with one of the Lost Tribes of Israel and had direct impact on Biblical and historical events. Of course, they are not alone in their quest as international forces collide, although each group has a different motive. What secre ...more
Laura
Aug 11, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alice, a member of the top secret government agency known as the Event Group, has been fascinated with a relic since 1949 that was found in the wall at Jericho. It was the remains of an animal that she has been told cannot be.

Fast forward to present day, and Project Grimm is born as Alice continues to research the animal and the associated events of the Exodus. Things come to a head and she is forced to share her research with the team before she is quite ready. The evidence shows that it leads
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Cynde
Oct 28, 2013 Cynde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous!!!! The Event group is spectacular again. Alice is on the trail of remains and answers that began at an event in Hong Kong more than 50 years ago before she and Garrison Lee were even married. The artifact looked similar to a wolf but like none ever witnessed or recorded in history. Then a mysterious woman and her grand-daughter send the ship it was displayed on to the bottom of the sea. However the event group has another vault in the complex with similar fossilized remains that have i ...more
Bames
Jul 29, 2013 Bames rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The Event Group is a secret agency that dedicates itself to uncovering the truth behind legends and myths all throughout history in whatever corner of the world. Carpathian begins with the Moses and his chosen people crossing the Sea of Reeds while they are being chased by the Egyptian army led by Amun-her-khepeshef -- Ramesses II's firstborn son.

When the Egyptians tried to cross the Sea of Reeds, the tide comes in and the army finds itself drowning. Amun-her-khepeshef finds himself face-to-fac
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Rick Buckshnis
Sep 25, 2013 Rick Buckshnis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, action
Carpathians is the latest from David Lynn Goleman. In following his formula with the Event Group and the explorations of legends, this does not fall short. At times the book seemed hard to follow due to Goleman’s writing style or I was tired. It does take some effort to make sure you get all the details in this detail ridden book. That, by all means, is not a bad thing at all. The adventure is about two legends, the Exodus and the legend of the Werewolf that are now in the Carpathian Mountains. ...more
George
Jul 31, 2013 George rated it it was amazing
The Event Group will not be denied in its mission to protect the United States from artifacts and truths that would change recorded history and current day realities. It is there’s to pave the way in avoidance of the mistakes of our ancestors and forefathers and to protect the fragile balance of our existence. To do so with deniability taxes the capabilities of even the talented pool of scientists, archeologists, teachers, professors, and military personnel assembled as Department 5656 of the Na ...more
James
Mar 05, 2015 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good entry in the series. This time the historical background is the destruction of the Eygptian army as the Israelis flee Eygpt followed by the fall of the city of Jericho. We are introduced to one of the lost tribes of Isreali, the Jeddah and their allies the Golia, a werewolve.
In our time line the Jeddah have established themselves in the Carpathian mountains having stopped the advances of the Roman army, Alexander the great, tGhenghis Khan, supported Vlad the Impaler in halting the
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Doug Raubacher
This is an "Event Group" book part of a 9 book series. Great premise for the series story line, Some of the books have been really terrific, taking historical fact or sometimes myth and adding twists. This particular book was not the best. I enjoy those that have a moderate to high degree of believability. This one falls short of that bar.
Cathy Somers
Nov 14, 2014 Cathy Somers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Religion, mythology, bad guys and thrills

I have enjoyed Goldman's previous books but this is the best. It's a page turner from the beginning. Loved the Gypsies' story, the location... Great book. Surprise ending.
Troy
Apr 26, 2014 Troy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book if you are good with a different version of the bible. I really enjoyed the book and am hooked to the event group stories!
Mailmanr5
Nov 28, 2015 Mailmanr5 rated it really liked it
Suspend reality-which this series requires- & you've got a great yarn. However the ending is even more intriguing.
Richard Marteeny
Mar 07, 2014 Richard Marteeny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting read, the author has a great imagination, superb execution, and a knack for suspense! A good read.
Caleb
Apr 19, 2016 Caleb rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
By itself, 3 stars.

As yet another pointless sidequest for this series, it's a waste of time.

Marty Lee
Honestly I did not finish the book I got the page 345 out of 670ish and VERY LITTLE had happen, the writer took WAY to much time explaining ever little detail, 345 pages in my mind could of been condenced into 100-125 pages of story and I would of still be interested in this story. 2 stars is a far rating for half a book, maybe the story gets better in the next 300 plus pages, but I had to take the book back to the libery so I wil not know.

If you have the time to read the book go for it
Ramesh
Sep 02, 2015 Ramesh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: millitary
If Dan brown has his own force of operators.This would be it.
Stephen
Apr 10, 2014 Stephen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Golemon has been inventive and origin in all of his books, but this one will give your mind a twisting like no other. From the Biblical Exodus to the South China Sea to the Carpathian Mountains this book will take you on a twisting and turning race to the finish line. I liked the werewolf aspect of it. The Biblical links made it even more special. In all it ranks above all the other books on a stand alone basis, but as part of the series, it leads you in new directions. Now that I've read all th ...more
Dave Moore
Sep 24, 2014 Dave Moore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the best things that has occurred in my reading career was literally 'stumbling' across Golemon's "Event Group" series because I liked the cover on the original volume. Having read all but two, (Primeval & Overlord), I have to say 'Carpathian' was the best. No other writer so successfully employs the technique of weaving real history, convincing (if sometimes pseudo) science, action, and characters the reader cares about into a compelling read like David Golemon. I sometimes wish ther ...more
Amelia
Aug 15, 2014 Amelia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the Ancient Egypt slant to this.
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David L. Golemon is the author of the Event Group Thrillers, including Event, Ancients, Leviathan and Primeval. Legend, the second book in the series, was nominated for a RITA award for paranormal fiction. Golemon learned an early love of reading from his father, who told him that the written word, unlike other forms, allows readers to use their own minds, the greatest special effects machines of ...more
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Event Group Adventure (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Event (Event Group Adventure, #1)
  • Legend (Event Group Thriller #2)
  • Ancients (Event Group Thriller #3)
  • Leviathan (Event Group Thriller #4)
  • Primeval (Event Group Thriller #5)
  • Legacy (Event Group Thriller #6)
  • Ripper (Event Group Thriller #7)
  • Overlord (Event Group Thriller #9)
  • The Mountain (Event Group Thriller #10)
  • The Traveler (Event Group Thriller #11)

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