Curse of the Sands by Martin Ferguson | Book Review

 

Curse of the Sands is the second installment of the adventure series Relic Hunters By Martin Ferguson. It was published in July of 2017 by Little Bird Publishing House.

Blurb:

Thousands of miles away from London and The British Museum, in the mysterious Land of The Pharaohs, a pyramid has been discovered, or more accurately, one has suddenly appeared. As treasure hunting teams from across the globe dash to the historic discovery, the race is on for the Hunter brothers, and their fellow members of the British Museum team, to unlock both the pyramid’s secrets and its relics.

Only, not all is as it seems, and as the treasure hunters begin to die one by one, it soon becomes apparent. the pyramid has its own vengeful agenda. In this second book of The Relic Hunters’ Series, seventeen-year-old Adam Hunter must learn to work as part of the team in order to save the day.”

My Take:

Usually, I am apprehensive about sequels to books that I like. There is always this doubt if the sequel will be as good as the first one, or will it let me down. However, with the Curse of the Sands, I needn’t have worried. The author has returned with a new, fascinating adventure bound in the web of conspiracies that go beyond time.

A tale full of covert spies, secret missions, and cursed treasures, Curse of the Sands has all the trimmings of an incredible adventure. The way the author weaves together an intricate pattern of history, time, and conspiracy; the reader cannot help but want more. This work is a gripping tale of the cursed Pyramids and the mysteries that they hide. The plot is replete with twists and turns as the mystery of time and treasure is slowly unveiled. However, most frustratingly, while the mission is completed, not all is revealed at the end.

Loyalty, family, friendship, and perseverance have been recurring themes in the Relic Hunters  series. The emotions of greed, betrayal, and deceit are pitted against those of trust, faith, loyalty, and friendship. In a sense, there is a play on good vs evil but at the same time, there is so much more to the plot as well, not everything can be easily divided between black and white. It is fascinating to the see the manifestation of these themes throughout the nonlinear narrative of the book. The idea that humans are vulnerable to the same emotions beyond the web of time is reiterated.

As far as characters go, Emma has become a personal favorite, her know it all attitude and brilliance under pressure is enviable. It is also fun to see Adam Hunter maneuver his way through a new team setting as well manage his personal relationships. My fondness for him has only increased after reading the second part of this series. I am most excited to see puppy love emerging in the story 🙂

I confess to reading the book more than a couple of times. Really I could not help myself. Every time I read it I discovered something new.

I cannot wait for the next installment of the Relic Hunters series to come out. You can find the review to the first book here.

Thank you for reading the review!

I would like to thank the author, Martin Ferguson, for providing me with a copy of Curse of the Sands for reviewing.

 

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Bookish Brat

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7 Responses

  1. Danielle says:

    Sounds like such a great book! Need to check it out!

  2. This sounds like my kind of book. The cover art alone is very intriguing.

  3. Sarah Bailey says:

    I am sure I’ve heard of the first in this series but I’m not sure I have ever read it. Most definitely going to have to look them up thank you!

  4. Roger Willis says:

    Sounds like Curse of the Sands is right up my alley! I appreciate you put a link to the first book! i’d have to read that one first, obviously! Great reviews on both!

  5. Ronnie says:

    Sounds like a real page-turner! I actually enjoy sequels very much – done well, they can add so much to the characters and take us into thrilling adventures with them.

  6. daria says:

    I totally have to send this post link to my nephew!

  7. Heather says:

    This sounds like an exciting adventure. It would be a great movie too, I’m sure. I like trying to figure out the mystery, unearthing the clues to why the treasure hunters are dying.

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