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!Download Book ☹ The Golden Crystal ♾ In , two men began planning the layout for the nation s capital city One is shunned and resigns in disgrace, and the other is all but forgotten Years later, an original copy of the plans long thought to have been destroyed is found, with hastily marked notations by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington During the second World War, American military scientists discover some fascinating properties of the hydrogen atom and its link to an ancient mystical number The exact findings are never published, but a national laboratory is built into further their research in covert silence America is told it is a defense project, code named The Manhattan Project An ego maniacal entrepreneur and his company, Vilocorp, will stop at nothing to build the perfect human specimen His firm s research has been getting closer every day, but they seem to have uncovered a horrific, ancient secret that has been locked away for thousands of years Now, it s up to two men to understand the mystery surrounding the events and ancient symbolism before Vilocorp unleashes a hellish fury upon the earth one that hasn t been seen for ages Get ready for a wild ride across the globe In Nick Thacker s The Golden Crystal, this story is about three forces who want the same thing to find this rare special crystal with special powers A race against time in Egypt, when friends becomes foes, rivals split up with some deadly consequences, before this crystal disintegrated into dust Each one wanted them for something special, when there s a big Atlantean connection towards the end It s nothingthan revenge all in the end Every st Get ready for a wild ride across the globe In Nick Thacker s The Golden Crystal, this story is about three forces who want the same thing to find this rare special crystal with special powers A race against time in Egypt, when friends becomes foes, rivals split up with some deadly consequences, before this crystal disintegrated into dust Each one wanted them for something special, when there s a big Atlantean connection towards the end It s nothingthan revenge all in the end Every step of the way, there s plenty of surprises and action in this fast paced action adventure novel I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed the story While I usually don t read adventure stories, I thoroughly enjoyed the cool settings and the fast paced action.My favorite part of the entire book was trying to piece the mystery of the crystal together I loved how every new piece to the puzzle fit with the rest perfectly, all while the setting kept changing to a new exotic location and made the mysteryinteresting The whole thing was really well done.What I wa I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed the story While I usually don t read adventure stories, I thoroughly enjoyed the cool settings and the fast paced action.My favorite part of the entire book was trying to piece the mystery of the crystal together I loved how every new piece to the puzzle fit with the rest perfectly, all while the setting kept changing to a new exotic location and made the mysteryinteresting The whole thing was really well done.What I wasn t so fond of, though, were the characters Of them all, I thought that the villains were the best developed, because they were each evil, but in a different way I don t know why, but I had a really hard time identifying with the main character, Bryce Although, I ve found this to be true in other books in the same genre, so it might be just me Corinne felt very cardboard like to me, and the tiny bit of romance between her and Cole seemed forced.I also found the twist at the end unrealistic I thought there wasn t enough foreshadowing to indicate that a possibility like that could happen.Overall, I found the story a fun read The writing did need a little polishing, but the mystery of the crystal was enough to keep me from focusing on the typos I think that anyone who enjoys Indiana Jones movies and Clive Cussler books will enjoy the mystery and thrills of the Golden Crystal For an indie author, this is okay, but it s kind of a mess Borrowing heavily from sources like National Treasure, the Dan Brown books, and others, the tale follows a motley and constantly shifting group of adventurers and villains as they race to find a source of great power the crystal of the title.The book could have benefited from some proofreading in one section, the protagonist examines the floor, but we realize in the next paragraph that the word should have been door , and some edi For an indie author, this is okay, but it s kind of a mess Borrowing heavily from sources like National Treasure, the Dan Brown books, and others, the tale follows a motley and constantly shifting group of adventurers and villains as they race to find a source of great power the crystal of the title.The book could have benefited from some proofreading in one section, the protagonist examines the floor, but we realize in the next paragraph that the word should have been door , and some editorial control The phrase this phenomena was jarring phenomena is plural, so this phenomenon was wanted In another passage, the author apparently thinks that wooden beams, if old enough, can actually become petrified, in the open air He is apparently unaware that petrified wood forms underground as the wood is slowly replaced by minerals leached out of the containing water Plus he refers to Eve in the original garden at one point as if that were meant to be a literal thing.The action is all right, but there are too many interchangeable supporting characters, and I never found myself convinced by any of the characters, major or otherwise For me, this was a cross between Dan Brown code mystery and Clive Cussler adventure A mysterious substance with healing and enhancement powers is the subject or a triangular struggle, with classic battle of who is best served having this power A fast paced adventure, taking the reader to landmarks around the globe. I was not a huge fan of this book The original concept was pretty interesting, but the execution was a bit confusing Too many characters on too many sides made it hard for me to follow I also was not thrilled with the redesigning and destruction of actual world famous locations That took away from the believabilty of the whole story for me. Sorry the book didn t do it for me, still I read it to the end, because I never leave books in the middle In such cases a but habit The only good thing is that I didn t have to pay for it, because I got it free from Kindle. If you want to read an action packed thriller, that has elements of folklore and legend, this is an ideal pick Loved the mix of history, legends and action Clearly inspired by Clive Cussler, Nick Thacker shows real promise in the adventure fantasy genre This exuberant story throws in everything from the Mayan apocalypse, Easter Island, and Ancient Egypt, with an Indiana Jones meets Graham Hancock approach to archeology and Dan Brown style deductions However, it doesn t have the finesse of Cussler the characters are simplistic, and there s so much focus on the fast moving plot that there s no time to give them depth The historical and scientifi Clearly inspired by Clive Cussler, Nick Thacker shows real promise in the adventure fantasy genre This exuberant story throws in everything from the Mayan apocalypse, Easter Island, and Ancient Egypt, with an Indiana Jones meets Graham Hancock approach to archeology and Dan Brown style deductions However, it doesn t have the finesse of Cussler the characters are simplistic, and there s so much focus on the fast moving plot that there s no time to give them depth The historical and scientific bits are glossed over too fast, and you don t really get the sense either of the richness of the world or the cleverness of the characters it feels like 1960s Batmnan solving the Joker s riddles And the action scenes are great, up until something important happens main characters get killed off in two sentences.That all seems harsh, and perhaps four stars is a little high, but I enjoyed the book It s not as polished as similar books byestablished authors, but it s just as good as their early works, and I think one day Nick Thacker will be up there with them Keep writing, Nick, and I ll keep reading To begin this review, I would like to send huge thanks to Nick Thacker for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book through Story Cartel for an honest review I hope I will please him with what he is about to read The story follows Bryce Reynolds as he is pulled from one end of the Earth to the other in search of the Golden Crystal He is the pawn in a major power game between Whittenfield Research and Vilocorp, with his small team of men at times working with the enemy to decipher To begin this review, I would like to send huge thanks to Nick Thacker for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book through Story Cartel for an honest review I hope I will please him with what he is about to read The story follows Bryce Reynolds as he is pulled from one end of the Earth to the other in search of the Golden Crystal He is the pawn in a major power game between Whittenfield Research and Vilocorp, with his small team of men at times working with the enemy to decipher the clues and get to the crystal first But what he doesn t know is that there are greater forces at work than men trying to find a crystal, and he is going to have to fight to get him, his men and some innocent civilians out of this situation alive.The first thing I have to make clear is that I absolutely loved this book It was just fantastic So much so that even as an extraordinary nit picker, I cannot honestly find anything I would change about this book It has great plot, great flow, brilliant characters, and wonderful action scenes, to mention just a few aspects that make it worth a read The plot is fantastic, incredibly well written and incredibly imaginative Thacker takes a creative twist on the Mayan end of the world theory, weaving it with lost cultures, history from around the globe and a brilliant pace of action to keep it moving swiftly to it s climax At times, you could get lost, but it is then that Thacker delivers a well timed and concise dose of information, history, back story or anything else required, to keep the reader fully involved in the story they are reading I ve rarely seen a book written so well, so congratulations to you Mr Thacker Another aspect of this book that deserves special mention is the rag tag band of characters we meet through the book Bryce is a fantastic lead character, easy to like yet tough as nails You sympathise with his situation and feel you are part of his team It s very easy to engage with the characters and invest something in the success of Bryce and his team Vilocek is another fascinating character, and one that you work very hard to suss out , which, as a reader, I find to be an excellent bit of writing as you getdrawn into the story by thinking about the characters and trying to solve their motives.The final aspect that I feel deserves a special mention is the wonderful flow and pace that this book has I found it difficult to put the book down once I had started, often falling asleep as I was reading because I just had to find out what had happened and what was going to happen next It s a very gripping story that is compulsive reading and is very easy to engage with The action scenes, of which there are many, are all wonderfully written, leaving the reader feeling as shell shocked as the characters with the events that continue to unfold throughout the book.In conclusion, I can only recommend this book to everyone who enjoys action, well written fiction with a hint of history, science and plenty of twists and turns I loved the book from start to finish and I m sure manywill enjoy it just as much All I have left to say is to ask the author when the next Bryce Reynolds story will be available I await it with great anticipation as Nick Thacker is most definitely an author to watch out for