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The Last Resistance: Dragon Tomb

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Set in World War II China, fantasy author Ricardo Alexanders takes you on an action-packed thrill ride full of twists and turns in DRAGON TOMB.

While defending his country against Japanese invasion, archaeologist Chuan-Jay Hoo is taken as a prisoner of war when a behind-enemy-lines rescue mission goes horribly wrong. His captors force him to take part in the excavation of
Kindle Edition, 517 pages
Published November 8th 2017
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Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー
DNF at 57%

Review to come. This was definitely a case of a good book that just wasn't my genre or style. Kudos to Mr Alexanders for putting the hard work and research into this.
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A truly fascinating premise! The author’s research is impressive. The story was fairly well executed, given that English wasn’t his native language. Perhaps if he had written it in his native language, and then if it had been expertly translated and edited, this might have been on a par with something by Michael Crichton. As it is, though, a sometimes riveting story was repeatedly ruined with the use of modern-day English spoken by characters living in the 1930s-40s. Just about everyone frequent ...more
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What would World War II have looked like if an alien invasion had brought the Axis and Allies together? The Last Resistance: Dragon Tomb reviews just such a world in a fantasy that opens the first book in a projected series.

Lest readers expect a staid alternate history piece, it should be mentioned that The Last Resistance: Dragon Tomb is more like an Indiana Jones action piece on steroids. Picture military encounters with a World War II backdrop, but with plasma-breathing fire dragons on the
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent and entertaining "alternate history." I went into this work thinking it was about archaeology. Well. it was, sort of. You will see. ...more
Chiquita L. Beccue
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Good story, but bad grammer

I really like the story, but it's clear the author's first language is not English. It reads like the story was written in a language other than English, and translated by computer program and not proofread before releasing it. That was very distracting for me.

Ricardo Alexander writes a truly gripping and exciting novel that mixes fantasy and some science fiction with historical. I am an avid fan of fantasy novels so I was eager to read this book, but I was absolutely floored by how well written and detailed I found this story to be! The author has obviously done his research and let me say it shines through in this story. A Chinese soldier who is also an archeologist is captured behind enemy lines after a crash. He finds himself with other Chinese PO ...more
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Last Resistance: Dragon Tomb is an entertaining alternate-history set largely during WW2 in Japanese-occupied China. Though it features a larger-than-life American archaeologist named Jones (complete with hat, if not the bullwhip, or even that natty bow tie and glasses), The Last Resistance offers a different perspective to the Spielberg universe.

It does borrow some well-loved Saturday serial elements: ancient royal tombs, blood-curdling superstitions, lively action set-pieces and the promis
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alexanders writes with such ease on a topic that is so thoroughly researched and trenched in our collective memory that if it were not for the inclusion of an alien dragon race, I would think I was reading a WWII epic.

This novel is a fun hybrid between Da Vinci Code, National Treasure, and Indiana Jones. The writing is dripping with historical trivia that felt ten times more exciting than anything I learned about WWII in school. The characters are well-written with clear motivations that don't
Nicky Maish
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I would give this book a five-star rating as it combines actual science and fiction to create something magical. Set in WW II, Dragon Tomb narrates a tale of an American college professor and a young Chinese archaeologist who save the world from an extraterrestrial Armageddon. When archaeologist Chuan-Jay Hoo becomes a POW in 1939, he's enrolled to work on the archaeological site of an ancient tomb in China, a process that excavates a secret of alien participation in human history and the true o ...more
Dawn Dawn
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fast-paced and riveting reimagining of World War 2. It is reminiscent of Tomb Raider, with a hint of Godzilla and Aliens vs. Predator--all installments which I thoroughly love. The book is a historical fantasy with completely unexpected twists. Mr. Alexanders uses his vivid imagination and great research materials, that you'll have to think twice about certain events.

It's always a challenge to write sci-fi books and stay convincing. But this book has such a refreshing concept and well-rounded
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dragon Tomb is a beautifully written and one of a kind story set in World War 2. It combines war, sabotage and alien life. This book contains non-stop action as CJ is sent from mission to mission to protect his homeland (china) against the Japanese (who try to steal sacred treasure.) Then after surviving a near death he returns to his homeland with a precious and rare jewel. Things seem to have boiled down until he is hit by a bomb and off he goes on adventures again! Every page was a joy to rea ...more
Kristina Trawick
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
I tried...

Great story line, but reading this book is like watching a Japanese moving dubbed in English where lips and words don't mesh. When I started to read, figured it was just the storyline being set up. Then, things became disjointed, there was so much repetition, I lost interest in muddling through. If this were more polished in English, I would love to try again and maybe move on to next books. As it is now, writing it off as another unknown (to me anyway) author I tried out and didn't ca
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received an ARC of this book free from NetGAlley and the publisher for an honest review.
I loved the overall plot of the book and the thorough research into the history of the times depicted. The only problem was there was too much detail and it slowed the forward pace of the story and at times was just boring, there was also some repetitive parts that slowed it even more. Interesting concept thought and the last 30 percent of the book was really great.
Pat Eroh
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a super lightening-speed paced story that is amazingly written. A page-turner that will grab you from the beginning and keep you reading well into the night, this is absolutely amazing. I cannot say enough good things about this book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Heather Bane
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a good read. Kept me interested and I found it well written. Looking forward to reading more from this author. I recommend reading.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Kay Mcleer
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a lot of fun reading this book, the premise was fun and it felt like a great action movie. Overall I enjoyed reading this and look forward to more from the author.
Apr 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-worth-it
I could not get very far in to this book, like 18%. Dialogue is stiff, characters not well drawn.
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Ricardo Alexanders is a descendant of the Great Yyu and an aspiring writer. He is passionate in time-travel fictions that blend fantasy, science, and real history together.

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