The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh

· Matthew Connor Adventure series Book 2 · Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
5 reviews

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In Egypt’s Western Desert lies the tomb of an unnamed pharaoh that hides a secret so powerful, it could destroy the world as we know it.

Archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor has made a career of finding legends the world has all but forgotten. Though there’s one in particular that has fascinated him for years—the Emerald Tablets. Myth says that they possess the knowledge of the universe, allowing humankind to traverse Heaven and Earth, and have the power to bestow wealth and wisdom upon whoever possesses them. But if they fall into evil hands, it could cause a global disaster.

So when a former colleague stumbles across an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic map that promises to lead to a pharaoh’s tomb and the Emerald Tablets, there’s no way he’s turning down her invitation to join the dig. He only has one stipulation: his best friends Robyn Garcia and Cal Myers come with him.

The road ahead isn’t going to be an easy one, and their shared dream of recovering the Emerald Tablets is being crushed at every turn. And just when they think it’s all over, they learn there are a few clues they have overlooked. But they’re no longer the only ones searching for the Tablets. Now, the fate of the world hangs in the balance, and soon they’ll find out that when it comes to hunting legends, they can’t trust anyone.

The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh is an action-packed adventure with a shocking twist that Indiana Jones fans will love. It’s light on history and heavy on action, suspense, and intrigue. Buy this international bestselling book today and strap yourself in for an action-packed good time!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Bronze Award Winner in Adventure, 2018 Readers’ Favorite Award Contest ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“[The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh] is one of the most entertaining archaeological thrillers I’ve had the pleasure of reading. [It’s] a polished, well-written, stand-alone novel that Indiana Jones fans will love.” –Readers’ Favorite ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What readers say about The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book is INTENSE!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Adventure, action and suspense comes with every page of the book.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “There was so much intrigue and twists and turns that I didn’t want to put the book down.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Arnold does a wonderful job of weaving incredible tales of history and suspense.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The story line [is] brilliant descriptive writing brings the ancient world of Egypt to life.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat, treasure-hunting mystery.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Arnold makes you feel the heat of the desert sun as well as the chill of an underground tomb.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book has it all... action, adventure, Egyptian mysteries, romance, betrayal, death and treasure hunting!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It’s an easy 5/5 from me, definitely even higher if my scale went that high.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A gripping story full of twists and turns.”

Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
May 1, 2018
Egypt is second on my world bucket list. I have always been fascinated by the ancient civilisation and their achievements. An amazing history fact for you: Cleopatra was alive closer to the building of Big Ben than to the building of the Great Pyramid. She also lived closer in time to the Battle of Hastings than the death of Tutankhamun. Anyway, onto The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh…This is a fantastic read and had all the excitement of Indiana Jones. There is lost treasure, romance, history and a secret enemy or two! This is the second book to feature Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn but it can be read as a stand-alone novel. I have now downloaded the first in the series from Amazon to read about Matthew and his friends’ first adventure: can’t wait to get reading! The narrative is fast paced and keeps the reader guessing: I certainly didn’t expect the end twist! Carolyn Arnold has obviously done a lot of research and this brings the book an authenticity which increases enjoyment. The setting descriptions are vivid and realistic. The dramatic events are well written and draw the reader deeper into the plot. The characters are all appealing and their relationships are interesting to follow. Matthew is caught in a love triangle with Alex and Robyn. Cal offered a hint of comedy throughout whilst he also had a vulnerability. Overall score 4/5
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Sharon Martin
May 1, 2018
Another exciting adventure with our intrepid explorers who are desperate to find the Emerald tablets. According to legend these tablets hold untold powers and in the wrong hands could lead to world devastation. The story line and brilliant descriptive writing brings the ancient world of Egypt to life. Egypt holds a fascination for the modern world and all the secrets and myths it holds and this is a novel which takes us on that journey to solve one of them. On previous expeditions our group had to overcome personnel issues and put aside grievances to work together to achieve the overall goal. Their characters and their traits are expertly brought to life and with the past tensions on the previous expeditions, it adds emotions of love, jealousy and greed to the story. Any reader who enjoys adventure stories which are full of excitement, danger, with a hint of a love triangle, will love this novel. In creating our explorer of ancient antiquities in Matthew Connor she has set a great rival for Indiana Jones. Look out for other novels by this author!
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Lori Bishop
August 4, 2020
Mystery of Lost legends in Egypt.
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