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The Vault by Boyd Morrison
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Jul 04, 11

bookshelves: 2011-read, fresh-fiction-reads
Read from June 19 to 22, 2011

Review from www.FreshFiction.com

Many believe that the myths and stories we grow up hearing are based on fact in some form or fashion. Some of those stories seem so outlandish that a level minded person could not possibly believe they are based on actual events. Tyler Locke is an educated, level minded person but he find himself in a life or death situation that depends on him finding King Midas’ tome and the source of Midas’ touch. Locke and TV personality Stacy Benedict have been blackmailed into finding a treasure that they believe could not exist. The lives of Locke’s father and Benedict’s sister is the price for failure.

The Vault offers gut turning suspense, page turning action, and mind bending riddles. Armed with ancient clues from the famed Greek inventor Archimedes, the reader is taken on a whirlwind adventure that stretches from North America to Europe. Armed with a combination of whit and braun, the characters revisit historical artifacts and discover the lost history behind them.

I love books that make you think. The is exactly what The Vault makes you do. Through out the
story, you will be driven to decipher the clues and recount what you remember from your history lessons. The book also reminds you that just because a fact is written in history books does not mean it is a true account of what happened. Myths and legends were passed from one generation to another by people who may have had ulterior motives to change a small detail or a major fact to further a certain cause. Legends that have been exaggerated to seem impossible may have been created from a simpler story that can be confirmed through science. The Vault makes you think about other stories you may have grown up hearing and wonder if they too could be based on actual events.
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