- File Size: 1425 KB
- Print Length: 144 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Quests Unlimited Press (July 8, 2014)
- Publication Date: July 8, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LNN5314
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,299 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In a completely different, but entertaining, direction for K.T. Tomb’s Phoenix Quest series, rather than a treasure hunt for an ancient artifact, THE LAIR OF BEOWULF leapt into new territory with advanced technology and a compelling what-if. In this intriguing, postmodern redux of the Beowulf and Grendel legend, a game became much more than virtual reality. And much more than a game. It was a battle for life itself. The well-written story was spine-tingling in places because modern science seems just on the cusp of such frightening and dangerous advances as this. (The Google Glass device has taken humanity a leap closer to the hi-tech world in this book.)
In this third adventure of the series, Peter goes on the wrong track (no surprise there!) and it takes Phoe (who now calls herself by her real name, Thalia) and a computer expert named Kadan to get to the bottom of what is real and what is virtual. Of course, there is a mad scramble to figure out who to trust. And, they have to get something resolved before a lot of bad guys get access to the technology!
I enjoyed the contrast of adventures, compared to the previous books, where the intrepid heroine took on searches for artifacts of the past. LAIR OF BEOWULF, with its elements of science fiction added to the thriller adventure, allowed me see Phoe do her best investigative work in a much different venue, within a futuristic framework. She was up against both real villains and artificial intelligence, and this was her biggest challenge yet.
Some unexpected plot twists kept me turning the pages as the adventure took on an Escher-like feel of a cerebral journey, as well as a physical one. The book was unique and still fit the wonderful cast of characters (good and evil) who populate this series. As always, Simon is Phoe’s nemesis, and yet, he is her biggest instigator to go on adventures that always entertain me.
I was riveted to the story and followed it to the surprising end! Loved it. Applause for a brand-new direction for this series, which began to diversify with this book. LAIR OF BEOWULF breaks new ground for the series and I plan to read the next one, too, as soon as it’s released! I’m hoping for more such fun as old versus new when it comes to picking legends for Phoe to unfurl.
The layered contrast of old and new kept my attention. I know the legendary Beowulf poem fairly well and it was fun to see what the author did with this concept in a futuristic context. Oh, so clever! Five stars! - - Eve Paludan
Simon wants Phoe to find the lair of Beoulf. She rejects his offer as everyone knows that is just part of a poem.
Peter and Jonathan set out to find the treasure and end up spending 3 weeks in jail.
Some one is after Phoe. Charlotte takes a bullet meant for Phoe. Simples Treasures is burned down by arson. Phoe is on the hunt now.
All of these bring Phoe, Simon, Jonathan and Peter into the world of computer games.... and I do mean that literally.
In The Lair of Beowulf we see Phoe morph into a new person.