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Tutankhamun: The Last Secret

3.18  ·  Rating Details ·  170 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
After receiving an anonymous letter, New York lawyer Mark Wilder arrives in Cairo to learn the shocking news that he is the illegitimate son of Howard Carter, the famous British archaeologist who discovered Tutankhamun's tomb. Before he died in mysterious circumstances, Carter informed Abbot Pacomas, the last descendant of the great priests of Amon, that only his lost son ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Pocket Books (first published September 1st 1995)
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Pauline
Oct 04, 2016 Pauline rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Le genre de livres qu'on lit, sans vraiment savoir pourquoi.
Fiction mêlant beaucoup d'éléments d'histoire, j'ai appris 2-3 choses intéressantes sur Toutānkhamon et l'Égypte.
Le positif va s'arrêter là.
Ce Mark a tellement de chance, que ça en devient exaspérant.
Le soi-disant combat final contre le Salawa ne dure même pas une page et demie ! What !
Et cette fin... 450 pages à nous dire, il faut trouver les papyrus, c'est vital, BlaBlaBla.. et dernière page, BAM.
J'ai rien compris.
Rebecca
Jan 30, 2017 Rebecca rated it did not like it
This was a disappointing read. Christian Jacq is one of those authors whose books I've heard a lot about, seen them on library shelves and thought would be a good read. Maybe it's just this particular book, I don't know. The plot quickly goes from being an interesting idea about some lost treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb to far-fetched with revelations about the identity of the main character and him seeming to undergo a complete change of personality after about two days in Egypt. He goes from ...more
Zoltán
Nov 30, 2013 Zoltán rated it liked it
Christian Jacq az ókori Egyiptomban játszódó vagy éppen az ősi civilizáció feltárásán, megismerésén munkálkodó tudós személyiségek kalandjairól mesélő regények méltán híres szerzője. Arról a földről származik ő, ahol az egyiptológia majd' kétszáz éve nemzeti tudomány. Írói népszerűségében minden bizonnyal szerepet játszik, hogy Jacq egyiptológusi végzettséggel is rendelkezik, s bár tudományos kutatásban nem vesz részt, ezt a biografikus részletet kellő tudatossággal terjesztve műveinek a megbízh ...more
Martine
Jul 30, 2013 Martine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Het mysterie waar het hele boek om draait, de papyrusrollen van Toetanchamon, is saai en ongeloofwaardig. Ik heb nooit een greintje interesse gehad in die papyrusrollen behalve dan dat als ze gevonden zouden worden ik eindelijk klaar was met dit boek. Het idee dat de kopten stiekem de oude Egyptische religie aanhingen en het Christendom verweven was met dit geloof en Toetanchamon - een farao die maar 18 jaar oud is geworden en is gestorven lang voordat het Christendom überhaupt bestond - is één ...more
Christian Ross
Christian Jacq est un archéologue spécialisé dans l’égyptologie. Je me suis dit qu’avec un tel pedigree un roman historique ne peut qu’être bon. Malheureusement, l’intrigue ne lève pas. On ne sent jamais véritablement le protagoniste en danger. Les dialogues manquent de naturel. Si ce n’était de la rigueur historique, l’expérience aurait été tout simplement ennuyante.
Sindre
Apr 25, 2015 Sindre rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Read around half the book. It is not good at all. He uses factual events to spin a story around, but he fails miserably. There is no suspense at all. At times he spits out one page of facts that just feels misplaced. Mainly because it is often delivered with something like: "first i must tell you a bit about ...". Just a bad book. Dont read it...
Maria Zwart
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Tsuhonets
The book wasn't that fantastic. It felt like a inter-cross between Paulo Coelho and Michael Chrichton. Nonsensical emotional-philosophical blabbery of Coelho and superhero-action of Chrichton. In itself I liked the plot, but it could have been delivered much better.
Emily Witt
Dec 07, 2014 Emily Witt marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book 136 pages to impress me. It didn't. I did not care about any of the characters, I did not feel any of the stakes were as high as they apparently were... it was just dull.
Cheryl Brock
May 09, 2012 Cheryl Brock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced book with unusual twists. Well-referenced historically. Has an unexpected ending that leaves the reader to draw their own conclusion.
Aygen
Oct 09, 2013 Aygen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Yazarın Ramses serisini çok sevdiğim için -sanırım fazla beklentiyle- okuduğum ve beğenmediğim kitap :(
Tim
Sep 25, 2011 Tim rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
A bland cookie cutter adventure book. Poor character development, a combination of predictable and slightly bizarre events. A bit ridiculous in places. I didn't even finish reading it.
Maximiliano
Oct 31, 2013 Maximiliano rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
De lo peorcito que he leído últimamente, y eso que leí cosas malas. Parece como si Dan Brown y Paulo Coelho se hubieran emborrachado juntos y escrito esto. Lo canjeo por cualquier cosa.
Alex Adam
Nov 01, 2014 Alex Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Christian Jacq masterwork. Meticulous detail of the history of Egypt, couched in a 20th century suspense novel, so that the historical weaves seamlessly into the present.
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Christian Jacq is a French author and Egyptologist. He has written several novels about ancient Egypt, notably a five book suite about pharaoh Ramses II, a character whom Jacq admires greatly.

Jacq's interest in Egyptology began when he was thirteen, and read History of Ancient Egyptian Civilization by Jacques Pirenne. This inspired him to write his first novel. He first visited Egypt when he was s
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