Book Review: The Forbidden Tomb

image– Chris Kuzneski

The Hunters are an elite team, made up of an ex-soldier, historian, computer whiz, weapons expert and a thief. Bringing their skills together, they set out to find history’s lost treasures. The Forbidden Tomb follows their journey as they try to find the tomb of Alexander the Great.

I am still reeling from the ending of this book. Yep.

After reading The Hunters, I just knew that I had to read the second book. Now I just feel the need to read all of Kuzneski’s books! The team is the same as those in the first one and they’re back on a new mission, aiming to find the tomb of Alexander the Great. This elite team of five bring together their own special expertise, each one determined to uncover the great mystery of Alexander the Great’s tomb. An ancient map helps to guide them along the way and throughout the mission they do whatever it takes to get the result wanted.

With a skilled team, finding the tomb can’t be that difficult… right? Of course, the team hits some trouble and all is not as it first seems. Someone is protecting the whereabouts of the tomb, but why?

I’ve surprised myself by really enjoying these books, because they do actually have a fair bit of history in them. I feel like I’m learning just like the team are when Jasmine is talking about the finds. The book contains intelligence, and it isn’t just an action-packed thriller/mystery. There’s so much more in the story. I would say that the characters don’t have a lot of depth to them, but we know just enough to know what each person is like and what they’re thinking. Furthermore, the depth of the storyline vastly makes up for that! The different characters in the team all balance each other out and you can really imagine it working in real life.

At one point I was actually in shock. I did not expect it at all, and that’s all I can say! I had to put the book down after that chapter just to regain my composure! Oh and the epilogue, well, I just need to get the rest of this story! With twists and turns throughout, you will struggle to put this book down! It isn’t often that I give a book 5 stars on Goodreads, but this one earned them!

Also, I’ve just seen that Chris Kuzneski has signed a movie deal for The Hunters! That’s awesome news!