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Beginnings

(The Tomb, the Temple, the Treasure #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  267 ratings  ·  14 reviews
This is one of the most exciting novels I've read in years."

"Hammott's writing is solid and the premise intriguing. An entertaining quest filled action adventure.”

"I am not usually a fan of action and suspense novels, but must say I enjoyed this novel very much. If you like Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt (His earlier novels), James Rollins or Matthew Reilly, then check it
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Kindle Edition, 463 pages
Published December 7th 2013 by Ben Hammott (first published December 4th 2010)
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Mary
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I find myself very conflicted when it comes to rating this book. The action was almost nonstop and it really kept my interest which is why I finally settled on 4 stars. The conflict comes in when I consider the lack of character development and the desperate need for the skills of a good editor. Let me address the editing (our lack thereof) first.
Missing words, incorrect word tenses and just plain mistakes were very distracting. I never did figure out which twin wore white and which one wrote
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Mary A. Muchowicz
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the time of Rome's slaughter of the Jews through the Templars and up to the Vatican in present day ...This is quite an intriguing tale.

Quite a lot of research has gone into this book and it makes it so much richer. The quest for power and riches was behind Rome, the Templars, the Ren Deux, the builders of Roslyn Chapel, etc. It never ceases to amaze me the lengths men will go to supposedly in the name of God when it is really their own selfish desires, greed, need for power that .makes them
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Allan
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Weird

So I enjoyed the book. And I thought that the book was well-written. I don't know what to say about the ending. I am not so happy about the chapel and what was found there. In fact Google is not your friend with this. As I spent a long time trying to find any evidence of this. I did find a few fiction writers that have used this story line. Although the hero is a bumbling fool. And he gets extremely lucky and I mean extremely. The writing is so good and the ancient history that I'm learning
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Mattie Castro
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Couldn't put it down!

It was difficult at first since I hadn't understood the change in the timelines but once I was past that I couldn't put it down.
Daniel Diaz
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
'Beginnings' by Ben Hammott is a terrific, engrossing novel that is epic in scope and studied in its attention to detail. Stretching across thousands of years, Hammott never loses his eye for detail and for little touches that, even amidst epoch-defining events, gives them a human grounding and emotional core.

Beginning with the construction of 'The Temple of Solomon' in Jerusalem, Hammott sweeps through history, through myth, fantasy and historical realities to the Roslyn Chapel catacombs and on
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michael sheely
Apr 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
Some who dislikes the church of Rome

I would give this book a one star. Although it a work of fiction the author treats it like a work of history. As with most people who have been listening to other people about the Catholic Church don't reply know anything. They forget that the non catholic have caused more death and destruction than the Catholic Church could ever have. Facts the Catholic Church houses, feed and educates more people in our world than
All other organization put together. The
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Matthew Seeber
Nov 03, 2016 rated it liked it
A well thought out archaeological adventure

The first half of the book was great!! I love origin stories and stuff that takes place around 100 ce or before. I didn't give it 4 stars because the second half that takes place in modern times was nothing new, but what is discovered is pretty cool idea.
frank
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Worthy of reading

This is my first foray with this author, but not my last. As someone who reads a lot of this genre, this novel went down a different path than typical. I enjoyed it and am downloading book 2 of this series now.
Michelle
Mar 21, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

This is an interesting read. Full of history, adventure, and multiple bad guys. I know, books like this one, you need to suspend disbelief, but it does need to be more believable. I'll still read the next book. The author has captured my attention.
Marion
Jun 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
The book was sacrilegious. Because of my Christian belief I was offended and so could not recommend this book. The only positive was the suspense Book 1 was called "The Beginnings- Tomb,Temple and Treasure" and the 2nd "The Priest Secret"
melinda bostic
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book

Can't wait to read the second book. If it keeps me on edge like this one. It will be with reading.
Helen Grabowska
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing

Good read and not one to put down easily. Adventurous with lots of secrets and suspense that keep you wanting more. Can't wait for the next one
Catherine Delpha
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An awesome read

Though the beginning was a bit disconnected this turned into an amazing tale. So, I have no choice but to download the 2nd book.
Cynthia
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Eh

It's entertaining enough I'll read the second part. There were parts where the writing was a little lacking in description but.. .99 for the pair wasn't a bad deal.
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