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Deep inside the tomb exists a hidden world of wonder and terror... In 1935, British archaeologists vanished inside an Egyptian cave. A year later, one man returned covered in mysterious scars. Egyptologist Imogen Riley desperately wants to know what happened to the ill-fated expedition led by her grandfather. On a quest for answers, she joins a team of archaeologists and s ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 21st 2020 by Flame Tree Press
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Lisa
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
That moment when you realize that your review has been posted everywhere, but not on my "read" list?
My thanks to Flame Tree Press, Brian Moreland and Netgalley. I've had a soft spot for Moreland for years! I was first introduced to him by Samhain Publishing. Rest their lovely souls! I'm a fan! I did however come to this book with some hesitation. Honestly? I'm completely freaked out by Egyptian stuff! Not Egyptians, just the whole digging up shit! I just believe the dead should stay buried. "Th
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Luvtoread
Egyptology Horror At It's Best! In the 1930's an archaeology team and a "National Geographic" photographer are on an expedition to find some undiscovered tombs and their secrets while following up on several failed expeditions where none of the explorers returned except for one who was found wandering around in the desert a year after his team was declared missing and he was completely out of his mind with these strange carvings on his skin from head to toe so he had to be immediately institutio ...more
Luvtoread
Egyptology Horror At It's Best!

In the 1930's an archaeology team and a "National Geographic" photographer are on an expedition to find some undiscovered tombs and their secrets while following up on several failed expeditions where none of the explorers returned except for one who was found wandering around in the desert a year after his team was declared missing and he was completely out of his mind with these strange carvings on his skin from head to toe so he had to be immediately institution
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Lisa
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My thanks to Flame Tree Press, Brian Moreland and Netgalley.
I've had a soft spot for Moreland for years! I was first introduced to him by Samhain Publishing. Rest their lovely souls! I'm a fan!
I did however come to this book with some hesitation. Honestly? I'm complete freaked out by Egyptian stuff! Not Egyptians, just the whole digging up shit!
I just believe the dead should stay buried. "This is why I wish to be cremated." The thought of me ending up as a display in a museum freaks me out!
Als
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Kimberly
TOMB OF GODS is the latest novel from author Brian Moreland. The events taking place are set in 1936, an archaeological expedition to the rumored tomb of Egyptian High Priest Nebenteru. The year prior, Dr. Harlan Riley was the sole surviver of his expedition, and came back . . . altered . . . insisting his team found what they were searching for.

"I have walked in the footsteps of the Pharaohs . . ."

Now, his accomplished niece, Imogen, will join Dr. Nathan Trummel on a second expedition for t
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Schizanthus Nerd
“We are standing at the threshold of one of life’s great mysteries”
Dr Harlan Riley hadn’t been the same since he was found “wandering the desert southeast of Cairo”. Scars covered his body and he alternated between speaking an unknown language and uttering cryptic warnings. It is five months months after his death, in March 1937, when a team of British archaeologists find Nebenteru’s tomb, whose secrets Harlan took to the grave.
“I have witnessed miracles. Nightmares. Forgotten realms.”
Lea
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Juli
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
In the 1930s, a group of British archaeologists enter a strange cave in Egypt....and never come out again. A year later, one man from the ill-fated expedition is found, his body covered in strange scars. His granddaughter wants to know what happened in that cave....so she ventures to Egypt joining a group going to explore that same cave. What they find is.....terrifying.

I love books like this! Failed expedition....bad stuff happens....second group is curious and goes to the same place...bad stu
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Latasha
Tomb of Gods is the third book I've read by Brian Mooreland. When i saw it was on NetGalley, I jumped on the opportunity to read it early. It starts out slow, building and introducing the characters. We meet Dr. Harlen Riley, archaeologist. He is leading a team in search of the tomb of Nebenteru. Something goes terribly wrong and the team vanishes. Dr. Hareln reappears a year later. He has strange markings covering his body and has went completely mad. He spends the rest of his days in an insane ...more
Lauren Stoolfire
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Tomb of Gods is my first novel by Brian Moreland, but I guarantee that it will not be my last. I was totally sold on the Egyptian mythology, mummies, archaeologists, and Egyptologist in a pre-WWII setting. Everything else was just the icing on the cake. I can officially say that I greatly appreciated Moreland's brand of horror. He definitely gets the job done of scaring the heck out of his readers with his incredibly atmospheric an
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Steve Stred
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
** Edited as review is now live on Kendall Reviews! **

Every week, one of the nicest people out there, Char from Char’s Horror Review posts/tweets what she’s reading and asks what are others reading. I actually look forward to these, because I love seeing what she’s cruising through and typically there is some back and forth with each person about how they’re enjoying their books.

When I commented that I was reading ‘Tomb of Gods‘ by Moreland, Tony Jones from GNOH replied that he’d loved this one
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Aiden Merchant
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 out of 5*

When I first heard about Tomb of Gods, I thought it would like Indiana Jones or The Mummy. While part of this book does hold such influence, it also takes you places never expected. In fact, the final quarter of this novel will turn your world upside down and dangle you from your feet. Things get surprisingly wild and horrific at this point, taking Tomb of Gods down a dark and winding road that is fantastically imaginative and destructive.

At times, you may wonder why certain backgr
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Jocelyn
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
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Most kids go through an Ancient Egypt phase, but this archaeologist never actually grew out of hers. So reading a book that explores the “history” behind one of the most well-known empires was right up my alley. Even though this was a work of fiction, the author clearly did his research. Quite of a bit of what he wrote was at least loosely based on fact, right down to the descriptions of what the early days of archaeology in Egypt were like. I might be at a bit of an advantage because
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Matthew McGhie
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another solid read by Brian Moreland. I’ve enjoyed his work since the Samhain days and I’m very glad he’s with Flame Tree Press now.

I can tell a lot of research into Egyptian Mythology went into the creation of this book. History buffs will enjoy this book if they can handle the gore that comes along with it. Horror fans will adore it, especially if they like a historical element.

Tightly woven prose and defined characters make this a great Spring read.
Hunter Shea
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A breathless adventure with non-stop action, thrills and horrific chills! One of my favorite books of the year.
Bandit
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ancient Egypt once again proved too irresistible of a lure. Then again that’s exactly what dragged the book’s protagonists into the nightmarish mess they ended up in. Treasure hunting on a grand scale and all that. When a respectable Egyptologist disappears for a year upon finding a secret tomb and later found mad and raving, his skin completely covered in strange symbols…well, that certainly attracts enough attention to merit a second mission. This time, presumably more prepared, the man’s niec ...more
Tony
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What lies beneath a newly discovered ancient Egyptian tomb?
An unlucky bunch of 1930s archaeologists are about to find out

At first glance it would be easy to presume you might have been around this block before with Brian Moreland’s superb Tomb of Gods, as the plot may sound a tad familiar….. “Archaeologist goes exploring in ancient Egyptian tomb, blah, blah, blah and encounters a world of pain….” Shelve that initial thought and kick it way into the long grass, as this very entertaining novel is
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Marlene
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Originally published at Reading Reality

I picked this one for the cover. I don’t read a lot of horror, but not only did this one have a strong historical bent, but the cover looked like something out of the classic Doctor Who episode Pyramids of Mars. But the way that the story works reads a lot more like Journey to the Center of the Earth – with just a touch of the late 19th/early 20th century archaeology vibe of Amelia Peabody Emerson. And possibly even a bit of Dr. Daniel Jackson’s (Stargate)
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Brennan LaFaro
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m going to preface this by saying that I love when mythology twines together with my horror. Whether it be aspects of Greek, Norse, Celtic, Japanese, or in this case Egyptian, I love diving into the complex explanations and stories created by ancient cultures. When these stories break into the modern, or semi-modern day, driving into the lives of real people, I’m there for the ride. That said, this book had an A from the get-go, but it had to work to keep that A.

Tomb of Gods is precisely the t
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Richelle SheReadsHorror
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“They who enter this sacred tomb shall be visited by wings of death. - Brian Moreland” .
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Imogen’s grandfather went on an exploring expositions of an ancient Egyptian tomb with a team of archeologist. He was the only one to return. Imogen’s grandfather survived but not without trauma. He has markings all over his body and is talking to the walls. Imogen is desperate to return to the Egyptian tombs, being an archeologist herself, to finish out his work and get some answers. She joins a second team
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julianne
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
When I saw Brian Moreland had written a horror story based around Egypt how could I resist it?

Fast-paced and utterly engaging, I absolutely adored this. This isn't the first of the author's books I've read and it won't be the last.

Thanks to NetGalley and Flame Tree Press for a copy in exchange for an honest unbiased review.
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Jon Recluse
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, netgalley
Review pending
Satarupa
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Loved it so very much especially the Epilogue! Must read for horror fans! A masterpiece in my eyes!
Bob/Sally
I find myself of two minds over Tomb of Gods, having devoured the first half with absolute enthusiasm, only to struggle my way through the second with varying degrees of curiosity.

Brian Moreland captured my attention from the first page, convincing me to throw caution to the wind and join this dark, dangerous journey of discovery. That first half of the book is pure pulp horror and archaeological adventure, full of tomb raiding, museum antiquities, strange curses, madness, and monstrous murder.
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Laura Thomas
May 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, historical
Wow. I started reading this and couldn’t put it down. I’m always interested in books about archaeological adventures and this one had such a wicked title and mysterious description, I just knew it was gong to be fun.

There’s quite the cast of characters, and some had differing agendas. I had a feeling things were going to go sideways and they did.The author did a great job of filling in the background on his characters in just the right places in the story.

And there’s also something very strange
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Valerie
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s 1935 and a group of archaeologists vanish inside an Egyptian cave. A year later one man returns covered in mysterious scars. After his death his granddaughter joins an expedition that will try to follow in his footsteps. What they find is beyond understanding, a technologically advanced relic and a maze of tunnels.

They enter a realm that lies between the living and the dead. “It connects to all the continents through caves that contain secret portals. The Dark Realm contains an infinite num
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 Reading Reindeer 2021 On Proxima Centauri
TOMB OF GODS is a very complex horror/fantasy which delves deeply into mythology (not just Egyptian, but also Sumerian, Akkadian, Mesopotamian, Celtic) as well as into philosophy, psychology, and metaphysics. Certainly there's never a dull moment. Archaeology in Egypt is the surface focus, but the story reaches far beyond and much deeper than that. ...more
Troy
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tbr-2020
Spoiler-free review of Tomb of Gods

Synopsis: Tomb of Gods follows a group of intrepid British archaeologists as they explore a mysterious burial site deep within a cavernous mountain in 1930’s Egypt.

Ancient Egypt has always intrigued me, so I couldn’t wait to dig into Tomb of Gods. Moreland weaves an impressively layered plot that combines horror, mystery, action, and historical fiction. Horror, to this reader’s delight, is front and center, and Moreland has devised some frightening and gruesome
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Sylvia Walker
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror
Not a fan of the premise behind the tale. Clunky writing.
Ebb
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the perfect blend of historical fiction, Egyptian mythology, and horror. I'm really hoping for a sequel! ...more
Suzy Michael
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-books
*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.*

Brian Moreland's Tomb of Gods is an Indiana Jones like adventure and setting, with plenty of blood, gore and scares to create a horror novel.

Deep inside the tomb exists a hidden world of wonder and terror....In 1935, British archaeologists vanished inside an Egyptian cave. A year later, one man returned, covered in mysterious scars. Egyptologist Imogen Riley desperately wants to know what happened on th
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Brian Moreland writes dark suspense, thrillers, and horror. He's an avid reader and big fan of movies and series. A native Texan, Brian loves to cook, go hiking in nature, and travel to interesting places around the world. He is enjoying life with family in rural Texas and writing new thrilling fiction. His books include:

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