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by William Dietrich

  • ISBN: 0060848324
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: William Dietrich
  • Subcategory: Action & Adventure
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper; 1st edition (February 6, 2007)
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • FB2 size: 1345 kb
  • EPUB size: 1651 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
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In stock on July 12, 2018. William Dietrich is the author of fourteen novels, including six previous Ethan Gage titles-Napoleon's Pyramids, The Rosetta Key, The Dakota Cipher, The Barbary Pirates, The Emerald Storm, and The Barbed Crown. Dietrich is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian, and naturalist. A winner of the PNBA Award for Nonfiction, he lives in Washington State. Series: Ethan Gage Adventures (Book 1).

I, Ethan Gage, was the salon’s American representative of frontier democracy.

Napoleon’s Pyramids William Dietrich What is God? He is length, width, height, and depth. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux CHAPTER ONE It was luck at cards that started the trouble, and enlistment in mad invasion that seemed the way out of it. I won a trinket and almost lost my life, so take lesson. It’s also seductive, social, and as natural, I would argue, as breathing. What is God? He is length, width, height, and depth. I, Ethan Gage, was the salon’s American representative of frontier democracy. I had minor status thanks to my earlier apprenticeship to the late, great Benjamin Franklin.

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William Dietrich's books have been hailed for their vivid imagery, evocative atmospheres, impeccable historical accuracy, and ambitious plots. Now, in the breakout novel of his career, he delivers an enthralling story of intrigue, greed, and danger. William Dietrich is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian, and naturalist, and the author of eleven novels, including the Ethan Gage adventures. He is a winner of the PNBA Award for nonfiction and lives in Washington State. Издание: иллюстрированное.

A frothy, swashbuckling tale of high adventure.

A frothy, swashbuckling tale of high adventur. .A frothy, swashbuckling tale of high adventur.It has a plot as satisfying as an Indiana Jones film and offers enough historical knowledge to render the reader a fascinating raconteur on the topics of ancient Egypt and Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Once more, he finds himself in a desperate race-this time with the Barbary Pirates, a powerful band of Muslim outlaws from North Africa.

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The Rosetta Key. The Dakota Cipher. Map by Nick Springer, Springer Cartographics LLC. Read Ethan Gage’s previous adventures i. apoleon’s pyramids. If you think finding a smart, intelligent, well-written action thriller is as tough as deciphering hieroglyphic. he book you’re looking for is Napoleon’s Pyramids’. Unbeatable adventure rivalling the exploits of George MacDonald Fraser’s Harry Flashman’.

William Dietrich (born September 29, 1951) is an American novelist, non-fiction writer, journalist, and college professor. He has also written novels set in the Roman Empire, Antarctica, and Australia. His non-fiction works are natural history and environmental history of the Pacific Northwest.

“A frothy, swashbuckling tale of high adventure….Escapist fiction at its ultimate.”—Seattle Times

“It has a plot as satisfying as an Indiana Jones film and offers enough historical knowledge to render the reader a fascinating raconteur on the topics of ancient Egypt and Napoleon Bonaparte.”—USA Today A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author William Dietrich introduces readers to the globe-trotting American adventurer Ethan Gage in Napoleon’s Pyramids—an ingenious, swashbuckling yarn whose action-packed pages nearly turn themselves. The first book in Dietrich’s fabulously fun New York Times bestselling series, Napoleon’s Pyramids follows the irrepressible Gage—a brother in spirit to George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman—as he travels with Napoleon’s expedition across the burning Egyptian desert in an attempt to solve a 6,000 year old riddle with the help of a mysterious medallion. Here is superior adventure fiction in the spirit of Jack London, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and H. Rider Haggard, and fans of their acclaimed successors—James Rollins, David Liss, Steve Berry, Kate Mosse—will certainly want to get to know Ethan Gage. 

Reviews about Napoleon's Pyramids (Ethan Gage Adventures) (7):
I picked up the sequel to this book, "The Rosetta Key", first but found out in the first few pages that it picked up directly where "Napoleon's Pyramids" ends, so ended up purchasing it on Kindle.

The concept certainly sounded like fun, with a Revolutionary War era Indiana Jones uncovering ancient mysteries in the midst of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt - how could you go wrong?

Unfortunately, Ethan Gage is a cardboard hero. He's given a lot of attractive attributes; assistant to Benjamin Franklin in his electrical experiments, frontier marksman, gambler, etc., but they hardly ever come into play.

As other reviewers have mentioned, he comes across as a bit of an idiot. Maybe his work with Franklin was limited to bringing him coffee, but he certainly didn't pick up any knowledge. This sole purpose of this link to Franklin seems to be to add some historical cover and get him included in Napoleon's expedition as a "savant". Everything has to be pointed out to him and he's very slow on the uptake (minor spoiler: at one point one of the savants debunks Gage's medallion because of a supposed anachronism and Gage accepts it even though he had just returned from an previously undiscovered ancient temple that proved the medallion's antiquity).

Outside of the Franklin connection, Gage's Revolutionary era bona fides are limited to his love for his long rifle and tomahawk (as some other reviewers have pointed out) and a sprinkling of topical exclamations "by Ticonderoga's timbers!", "by Washington's sword!"). Despite his constant worrying over them (several times during the novel he has to hide them for later recovery) they're not really a big part of the story. He demonstrates his marksmanship a few times, but it never comes into play at any crucial junction and misses the one target he tries to hit with his tomahawk.

In a similar vein, his reputation as a gambler is limited to an opening scene where he wins the novel's macguffin at cards.

The pace of the novel is much slower than it should be for a thriller (it was a page turner in the sense that I was hoping to get to the end and be able to read something else). The main device to move the plot forward seemed to be the fortuitous arrival of someone to either help or chase Gage to the next scene. The action scenes were disjointed and didn't really flow and were filled with unlikely actions and speeches and the characterization of the antagonists equally poor (at one point, during a fight to the death, Gage seizes on villain's trademark weapon and he exclaims "Give it back!").

The book does leave off on a partial cliffhanger and I already have the sequel, so i'll probably read it at some point, but it's not something I'll be rushing to read. As mentioned, I think it's a really good concept, with a potentially interesting hero in an interesting setting, so I'll keep my fingers crossed that the writing improves.
William Dietrich's first venture into the adventures of Ethan Gage is strongly reminiscent of George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman series where the principal character, Harry Flashman, VC, was injected into every major event of the latter half of the 19th to just over the turn of the 19th & 20th century. The only exception to the Dietrich escapades, which can be educational, is the humor Fraser was able install into his stories. And so, Ethan Gage is a more serious character and not a poltroon like Harry Flashman. Whereas, he does get randy like Flashman, Gage isn't as obsessed with it. Nonetheless, the adventures are enjoyable to read, fast paced, and help the reader understand history even if it is not the purpose for the read. I probably would actually give the rating 4.5 stars rather than 5 just because of Dietrich's absence of humor. I certainly intend to continue reading his subsequent works because I've been looking for a Harry Flashman style novel for 20 years.
Terrific novel of action and suspense, set against the backdrop of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt. As an American opportunist playing Egyptians, the French Army, and the British navy, protagonist Ethan Gage looks for meaning in his life under the worst of circumstances, gambling and relying on his luck and courage while trying to find the key to ancient secrets long hidden. Aided by a beautiful and enigmatic Greek/Egyptian woman, a valiant and fearless Arab warrior, and a British secret agent, Gage matches wits with scientists, philosophers, and Napoleon himself, while trying to evade the enemies that he can't seem to avoid making in his quest.
I picked this book up for free and didn't expect much of it, but I was pleasantly surprised. While I wish the dialog had stayed a little truer to the time, I quickly found myself wrapped up in the story. Parts were a little dry and I think some of the history lessons could have been shortened (I understand the necessity for some of it, but I wasn't looking to become an expert in any of the topics at hand - although the sacred geometry was absolutely fascinating, so perhaps I shouldn't gripe), but it was a great adventure. My main complaint is the end - I don't mind series and sequels, but I appreciate them more when the previous installment actually has some sort of an ending. There was little satisfaction to be had at the end of this book, but considering I enjoyed 98% of it, I'm trying not to let that get in the way of my overall opinion. :)
I almost never give Five Stars to a book, but this one comes close. William Dietrich's extensive historical research gives the reader a great view of a turning point in world history. The events of this book take place within the context of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt, but the reader gets a good idea of a wide range of topics. From ancient Egyptian religion to Freemasonry to mystic Islam, the author's deft story line takes the reader through adventures which are military, romantic, spine-tingling and spiritual, all at the same time. I'm certainly going to read Book 2 of this author's Ethan Gage series of adventures.

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