The Sword of Moses
The gripping and bestselling first volume in The Ava Curzon Trilogy that will keep you hooked until the very end
Dr Ava Curzon is Lara Croft meets Evelyn Salt - the first real challenger to Dan Brown's Robert Langdon.
"Rollercoaster crypto-thriller … a ride that thrills and educates … move over Lara Croft!" (Daily Express - Five Star - Pick of the Week)
"ONE OF THE TOP 5
Dr. Ava Curzon thinks the world of her father and followed in his footsteps. They share the same ...more
The book took me over 6 weeks to read, which is unusual for me, but just having started a new job and reading is the last thing I do at night to relax me before I go to sleep. I have been that tired that even though I was determined to read the book, I was actually falling as ...more
Dr. Ava Curzon is former member of the British M16 turned archaeologist working in Iraq trying to recover lost art from the museum. Her reason for leaving M16 was the unexplained death of her father. All she was ...more
In my 'reader's frame', however, this book is an 'it was ok'. First of all, because of the exposition. I know a ...more
Well researched, well plotted and, of course an exciting read. There are many twists and turns in this, which keeps you engaged. It is a big book, but quickly became absorbed into the narrative. It covers the world's most elusive artifact and the possible connections between the Templar Knights, neo Nazis and a malevolent character seeking to harness the alleged power to return the world to the chaos, danger and evil of Nazi ideology. Impressed with our heroine's ability to escape num ...more
As I have a pHD in Archaeology, I was afraid this novel would be typical of the genre; all thrills, chills and very unrealistic practices. However, I was pleased to see sound research and conceivable conjectures, along with truly well-rounded characters and an engaging plot. Very well done.
For all its faults I really did enjoy it. ...more
The characters, from the amazing Dr Curzon, a cross between Lara Croft and Robert Langdon, right through all the sup ...more
This is an action packed thriller right from the start. Similar in style to the "Da Vinci Code". It is crammed full of classical and medieval historical and religious facts guaranteed to increase your General Knowledge. The author, Dominic Selwood is an expert on this theme and it clearly shows. The main characters all have depth and the story is narrated from different perspectives which ensures your interest doesn't wane. The plot is devised to keep you ...more
From start to finish, this book kept me guessing, wondering what was going to happen, where we would be transported to next, and how the subsequent sticky situation was going to pan out. The book flows well and is very exciting.
The thing that sets it apart for me, is the obvious knowledge of history and detail that has gone in to writing this book. It was fasc ...more
His latest bestselling book, Punctuation Without Tears, is out now. 'A powerful little book: sure-footed, simple, feisty, funny, and profoundly helpful' ***** (The Independent)
Dominic is the author of the international #1 bestseller The Sword of Moses, 'a rollercoaster crypto-thriller, a ride that thrills and educates’ (Daily Expre ...more