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The Crypts of Eden (Eden Saga Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rick Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In southeast Turkey where the heads of the four main rivers once met, a magnificent temple created 14,000 years ago is discovered beneath the desert floor. Believed to have been created by lost technology, it is quickly determined by a team of archeologists to be the centerpiece of Eden, a once illustrious civilization and the cradle of mankind. But what if Eden is not the Paradise texts make it out to be? What if it held dark secrets and unholy terrors instead? As Senior Archeologist Alyssa Moore and her team of experts discover the truth of man’s beginning, she realizes that the secrets of man’s true origins lie within the sacred tombs inside the temple. But the journey for the truth is not without its dangers or pitfalls . . . Something walks the warrens within.

For more Rick Jones, enjoy the Vatican Knights Series:
- The Vatican Knights
- Shepherd One
- The Iscariot Agenda
- Pandora's Ark

Product Details

  • File Size: 1832 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hive Collective (December 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00937N1QQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,371 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Storyline - Poor Execution May 10, 2013
By PMSteve
Format:Kindle Edition
The Tombs of Eden... What can I say that hasn't been said by other reviewers?

The story is a good one and it kept me interested from start to finish. The last third of the book is the best part but it was a rocky road to get there... Now for the low parts, and I apologize if I sound picky, but this just has to be said.

The bad guy, Obsidian Hall (sounds like a place you'd go for a concert) is supposed to be a multi-billionaire and he has a 300 - foot ocean-going yacht yet has to charter a plaine?

The 'Monterio' character sees the lizard that kills the professor but doesn't tell anyone?

A ten-man archeological team can fly helicopters across Turkey but has to ride camels the last two days because the ground is too rough for the choppers to land?

The Institute of Ancient Antiquities? There are very few Modern Antiquities around, apparently.

The John Savage character goes into Alyssa's tent because it's scorching hot outside? Ever been in a tent on a sunny day? It's even hotter inside!

Inside the Eden pyramid there are 30' long lizards. Really?

I was beginning to think that if they found a restroom inside the pyramid, they'd have to figure out yet ANOTHER riddle or quiz before they could go...

The bad guy Obsidian Hall, is perhaps the most ridiculous character I have ever read about... "His hair was like white cornsilk and his eyes were as blue as a Bermuda sea" yet he came across as a mixture of Truman Capote and Liberace - and not in a good way. I could almost hear him lisp!

Hall's hired mercenaries were almost comical with names like Butcher Boy, Aussie and Magnum.

The most intriguing character to me was Leviticus.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A lot done right....but February 23, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
While this book does have some pretty good strengths: well done pacing, interesting characters, an excellent premise, it suffers from some pretty awful problems. Mainly, the characters exhibit moments of monumental, stunning stupidity and the villains are cartoon characters. Not literally. However, they are so over the top, such one dimensional creations, they often reminded me of cartoons villains. I kept expecting one to twirl his mustache like Snidely Whiplash. Several times I had to walk away from the book as smooth pacing was interrupted by moments of cartoonish villainy or the heroes doing something equally cartoonishly stupid. Overall, I enjoyed the book, but the weaknesses were too much for me to bump it to a 4 star. I do plan on purchasing another book by the author. There's alot here to like. Hopefully that will stay and the cartoons will leave.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacked verisimultude May 4, 2013
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I found myself totally confused by what I presume is the basic premise. My belief, as a professional teacher of History, is that an author can remain true to the history whilst still having fun with the periphery. Not so here. Other authors who write in the same genre, such as Berry and Rollins, even Dan Brown, can manage this. Jones went way out on a limb and found nowhere to go. I did finish the book to see how Jones resolved the situation he had set up, but do not feel he did. I thought the ending was a cop-out. I won't bother with him again.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story. March 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The story is really good. My kindle fire didn't pick up some of the script with the screen background blacked out, so i think i missed some of the beginning. Not til ch10 did i figure out i was missing part of it. Now onto the annoying part... The grammar and spelling of a good bit of the story seems as if a grade schooler did the final editing before this book was published. I had to go back quite a few times and try to figure out what the author was actually saying. Then there were parts that were repeated right away, throwing a little more confusion in the mix.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By pjburn
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
. . . fall prey to numerous faux-pas with language. Who wouldn't enjoy a novel involving a beautiful, intelligent, perceptive young woman archaeologist who's just lost her famous mentor and father as he found the mythical Eden. There's also a resourceful, struggling mature man who has lost his wife to over-dedication to his career. And he's been sent by the Pope, no less, to assassinate this young woman! And then there are the team of military mercenaries brought in to protect the ruthless multi-billionaire narcissist who's trying to manipulate everything so he can recover (read 'steal') all the best artifacts from the find. Who wouldn't want to read that book? I looked forward to it, but then there were in every chapter, sentences like this, "Her chin became gelatinous as her eyes moistened." Gelatinous? Really? Did the writer just mean her chin trembled? And then there's ". .. a person who never failed to cast a smile . . ." and "it's the only ring that moves in a clockwork direction." Why not 'clockwise?' And " . .. allow me to see what truly lie beyond." "Lay!! " And "Her eyes were quick to enamor until she saw the . . . collar." "Enamor?" Eyes can't be enamored, and enamored is an adjective in nearly every usage. By this time I'd truly run out of patience with the awkwardness of phrasing, word choices, and even verb tenses found on nearly every page! Were we writing with a thesaurus full of never-before-encountered larger words by our side? Is there an editor in the house?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Fantastic book. Can not wait to read the follow-up books.
Published 4 days ago by Neil E. Johnson
2.0 out of 5 stars The scenes from the crypts where just poor ripoffs of the movie...
Oh my ... well it started with promise and then fell apart. The scenes from the crypts where just poor ripoffs of the movie "Labyrinth", and "Raider" movies. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Christopher Beckmann
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very exciting!
Published 8 days ago by Ms Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good. History and adventure with a lot of side ...
Really good. History and adventure with a lot of side plots. Well woth reading.
Published 11 days ago by Charles R. Lockwood
5.0 out of 5 stars completely enjoyed this book and would certainly recommend it
well conceived with a plausible story line. completely enjoyed this book and would certainly recommend it!
Published 11 days ago by glenn rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
An excellent read.
Published 12 days ago by Milton Schaus
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Concept, Horrible Execution!
.The idea this book explored really intrigued me, so I snapped it up based on the summary. The book turned out to be a clunker because the author couldn't resist throwing... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Reader52
4.0 out of 5 stars Is this really the cradle of humanity?
The Crypts of Eden is an archaeological adventure thriller. This is the first book in a new series, The Eden Saga, by Rick Jones. I’m looking forward to more in this series. Read more
Published 15 days ago by JameyLynn
4.0 out of 5 stars Rick Jones kills it,
My greatest disappointment with this story is that it came to an end. Or is it a new beginning?
I will turn the next page to see.
Published 16 days ago by Timothy Frohling
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good story, lots of intrigue and twists and turns. A good read!
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