The Secret Of Excalibur (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase #3)
A Ruthless Assassin
A Perilous Hunt
Excalibur... Legend has it that he who carries King Arthur’s mighty sword into battle will be invincible. But for more than a thousand years, the secret to the whereabouts of this powerful weapon has been lost... until now.
Historian Bernd Rust believes he can locate Excalibur... and that the sword is the key to harnessin...more
I like brainless over-the-top action adventure stories. I’ve been reading Clive Cussler since he went down with the Titanic. I have a low threshold for stupid and don’t mind settling in for a tall tale whopper or two now and again.
That is why in a fit of madness I bought three Andy McDermott books at the same time. Flea market special: $5 for all. I made it through the first two (Atlantis & Hercules) by default. I couldn’t beli...more
Seriously, this is nothing more than an action movie in book form. It's easy to see who the bad guy is from almost the very beginning, the twists and turns are usually expected, but I'm glad to say that the final twist was one I didn't see coming at all. I really liked this book, I really like this series.
I know I s...more
Recommended to Action/Advent...more
2) Genre: Adventure
3) Synopsis: Excalibur used to be the most powerful weapon of its time and can help create the most powerful weapon of today. Nina and Eddie race to find it to stop it from being used for bad.
4) Feelings: This is the third book in the Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase series. All these books have a bit of the unbelievable in them. It is sort of like watching a James Bond movie. You just go in expecting action and adventure and try not to worry about belie...more
It started with a tame setting, Nina about to meet Eddie's family, until a persuasive colleague of her parents' met her in Bournemouth. The action was nonstop after that, lots of murders, senseless deaths, it was an eye-opener for Chase - how far would one risk his life for a piece of old thing? In this novel's setting, it was a significant historical fin...more
However, about 250 odd pages into this story, I found myself skimming over the car chase/shootings/characters in peril scenes, which, as the book progressed, got to the point where it felt like they were never-ending. Personally, I'd have preferred more character development but since...more
Andy McDermott took us along a fabulous journey, with the main characters of Nina and Eddie Chase.....the story weaves in fact and mythology in relation to King Arthur, Excalibur and Caliburn.....
I truly love reading a story that leaves me wanting more and also encourages me to research a little more about history.
This was a fast paced interesting read th...more
A Legendary Weapon
... A Ruthless Assassin
... A Perilous Hunt
Excalibur . . . Legend has it that he who carries King Arthur’s mighty sword into battle will be invincible. But for more than a thousand years, the secret to the whereabouts of this powerful weapon has been lost . . . until now.
Historian Bernd Rust believes he can locate Excalibur...and that the sword is the key to harnessing an incredible source of energy.
Archaeologist Nina Wilde is hoping for a little R&R with her fiancé, for
By Andy McDermott
Publisher: Bantam Books, U.S.
Copyright: 2008 held by Andry McDermott
Is the Arthurian myth true? Does Excalibur really exist? No way! It’s a fairy tale or is it? Where there is smoke there is fire? Hmmm…
The opening of our adventure begins in the Oval Office where Dr. Nina Wilde is being bestowed with a presidential honor for her work in uncovering Atlantis. It is here where we learn about Dr. Wilde’s character and that of her bodyguar...more
This particular entry has archeologist Nina & her heroic fiancé Eddie embarking on something trul...more
That is really my only complaint about it this book is that after reading his other books this one was fairly predictable in the way that the events would unfold.
That be said however as an...more
A good action packed movie, oops its novel not movie. It was my first McDermott novel and I enjoyed reading it. Though, the sword was found midway through the novel and after that it is about recovering it which may be a downside but its a action thriller not historical mythology. Too many twists and turns that at one point I was about to lose interest but the author did a good job to make the user hooked to it. Certainly, a 'goodread'.
Seriously, if you can tell by the organisation of the 'helping hand' that he's not what he said to be (introduced 2nd(?) chapter, revealed last/second last chapter), and can predict the following actions... you're doing something terribly wrong.
And as was also th...more
This time Eddie and Nina are searching for Arthur's famous sword Excalibur, and they need to stay one step ahead of a group of Russians to once again keep the world safe from yet another weapon of mass destruction.
But they have more than just bleach blonde Russians to worry about here. Lo and behold patterns keep true to form...more
My reviews for McDermott's Chase/Wilde books are going to pretty much the same: Alluded secret, hunt, people who want to use secret for something bad, fight, capture, hooray secret!
One of the things I enjoy in McDermott's adventures is that the treasures/secrets don't always evaporate and reverse deus-ex at the end of the story (is there a word for that?). They become known to the world, and are used...more