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- Publication Date: July 22, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JMV358M
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The Tenth Cycle: A Thriller (A Rossler Foundation Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
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At its heart is a conspiracy: a secret about mankind that--if and when revealed--will radically change not only the way men live and think, but also about how they'd regard their future. The secret is zealously guarded by shadowy characters and organizations that put the lives of the two protagonists, Dan Rossler and Sarah Clarke, in grave peril. When academic ridicule intensifies into outright hostility and possibly fatal threats, that's when Dan and Sarah know they're onto something ground-breaking. But then there's the rub--the forces guarding the secret will stop at nothing to guard it and keep it from discovery.
C'est Moi Amazon Reviewer - Definite MUST READ!!! This book is fascinating, keeps you guessing and is truly a work of art! 10 STARS!!! This book is absolutely awesome!! It's complex, but not difficult to keep up with, the characters are three-dimensional, and the author makes you really care about them and feel as though you are part of their group. I truly did not want it to end. This is a book for everyone!
The mysteries discussed here are more than likely things you've wondered about yourself. I know I have!! Mr. Ryan really brought this tale to life and, form, it was like watching a fascinating movie that was over far too soon. I could visualize every single part! I was so involved in the story that, when I was unable to read, I was thinking about the book. I'm thrilled to have found this author and even more thrilled to see he has many more for me to dive into as soon as possible. The Ninth Cycle is already loaded and ready!
Even though I read this book through my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I just purchased it so I could keep it in my digital library to read again, at will. I would give this book 10 stars if they'd let me. I can't say enough how much I truly enjoyed the journey I took with the Rosslerites!!Thanks so much for such a wonderfully written, and well researched story, Mr.Ryan. There's not one thing about it that I would change!
I'm really looking forward to the next book, as it discusses the very controversial Piri Reis map of 1513, and the possible coast of Antarctica without Its icecap!!
PBBJR Amazon Reviewer - An excellent read and wonderfully crafted work, I quickly became addicted to the series. Mr. Ryan has created an entertaining thriller with lovable well developed characters and a fascinating subject matter. This is truly an intelligent thriller.
S Coyle - I absolutely loved this book. The characters are believable. It is one of the best books I have read in years!!!
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The characters are a bit stiff. Our hero Daniel is relentlessly noble; our heroine Sarah starts out as the scientific brain but soon dissolves into spending all her time gazing at Daniel with adoration. The villains display the usual curled lip and stunning stupidity of villains everywhere. It hardly matters. The breakneck plot will keep you hanging on to the edge of your tablet.
Every 26,000 years something destroys civilization. The tenth cycle has come and gone and we're at least 6,000 years into the eleventh. Can the secrets in the Great Pyramid save us? Stay tuned. This is the first book of a series.
The story has a standard "the ancient Egyptians couldn't possibly have built the Great Pyramid (way too difficult!), so it must have been built by aliens from another galaxy" plotline. There's the requisite "Ancient Secret Society" that really runs the world (though no one seems to know it), intent on learning or preserving all the secrets the Pyramid has to offer; a naive hero (and, of course, a heroine) who has no idea of the trouble his investigations are getting him into; the usual mysterious deaths, CIA shenanigans, miraculous escapes from murderous kidnappers, an occasional deus ex machina to save the day,....about what you'd expect from this particular genre. But, the author is a pretty good writer and, as I mentioned above, he's able to to hold your interest in the story from beginning to end. Oh, and it turns out that aliens aren't involved. So, there'll be sequels for sure.
Not too heavy, not too slow or fast. I think you'll enjoy it. (BTW, if you're not familiar with Fibonacci sequences, you might want to Google the term beforehand.)
I liked the way The Tenth Cycle began and the introductory research brought out concerning the pyramid. I personally found the middle portion of the book a bit slow, but the last 25% or so picked up to speed and interest. I have one critique. There was an over abundance of mutual fawning between Daniel and Sarah. I mean a lot which at times was a distraction to the main story line and subject.
In line with the story line of this book, the following quote from the past might be of interest.
Source: Secrets of the Great Pyramid, Peter Tompkins, Harper & Row 1978 large soft cover edition, Page 113, last paragraph:
“As to why the pyramid was built and its passages carefully secreted, Davidson* surmised that the builder intended to monumentalize the science of his time for another civilization far in the future, much as we go about burying time capsules. According to Davidson, the builder knew that the faculties by which he was able to handle the formulas of natural law could atrophy in man, and that by conveying his science to beings of a later civilization he might spur them to recover those powers.”
* English structural engineer David Davidson 1884–1956 (The Great Pyramid: Its Divine Message (1924)).
I expect the rest of this series to be very interesting and again thank the author.
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Firstly its a very well put together novel, that hooks you in pretty quickly. The characters are believable in their construction, and whilst the 'concept' of the story is predicated around 'conspiracies, and secret societies', it is done so with an element of, that could happen.
The story flows, and through parts of it ,is a real page turner (which is my definition of a good book) with few 'dead spots'.
The only thing I find about this genre, is that follow up books tend to be a bi of a re-hash of the original story - that may be grossly unfair as I haven't actually read them, but have to say really, enjoyed this book.
Absolutely loved it and a worthwhile read where it is almost believable. Good movie material here as well
I felt the characters were rather clichéd and this combined with the above is what has led to my rating.