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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Great historical adventure with plenty of action and mystery!

I never really cared for history in school. Trying to remember all the dates and places and events was overwhelming. Some of it was interesting but overall, eh! The great thing about Quest - and its predecessors, Dourado and Cibola - is that Wood takes that same history...
I never really cared for history in school. Trying to remember all the dates and places and events was overwhelming. Some of it was interesting but overall, eh! The great thing about Quest - and its predecessors, Dourado and Cibola - is that Wood takes that same history and plays the 'what if' game with it. Just like modern historical thrillers like The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, Mr. Wood weaves real history into compelling fiction to craft a tale of imagination and wonder. Although it's easy to say Wood's novels are fueled by their historical plots, the characters are what really bring the tales to life. Chief protagonist and all-around complex guy Dane Maddock plays the straight-laced hero to his long-time friend and partner Uriah "Bones" Bonebrake with excellent effect. Quest and the earlier Dane Maddock novels are light-hearted, historical action-adventures and are some of the most enjoyable books I've read in years. If you want to angst over some sort of serious literary work to help you feel educated and important, go read Atlas Shrugged. But if you want a great story - with three-dimensional characters you can really relate to - complete with exoctic locales drenched in mystery, history, and suspense, then do yourself a favor: read Quest. And while you're at it, pick up Dourado and Cibola, too. Epilogue: OK, if these books are so great, then why only 4 stars? I'll tell you why - because the first copies of the earlier works (Dourado and Cibola) that I read had a few typos and grammatical errors. Thankfully, Wood is getting better with every novel and those are much fewer and farther between in Quest. There are still a couple but for me, five stars is a perfect book - Quest rates four and a half. Now quit squalling and pick up your copy today! You'll be glad you did.

posted by Xanthorpe on October 11, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

High school level writing

The premise sounded great but I could not get past the juvenile writing style.

posted by 5104298 on September 21, 2011

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Great historical adventure with plenty of action and mystery!

    I never really cared for history in school. Trying to remember all the dates and places and events was overwhelming. Some of it was interesting but overall, eh! The great thing about Quest - and its predecessors, Dourado and Cibola - is that Wood takes that same history and plays the 'what if' game with it. Just like modern historical thrillers like The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, Mr. Wood weaves real history into compelling fiction to craft a tale of imagination and wonder. Although it's easy to say Wood's novels are fueled by their historical plots, the characters are what really bring the tales to life. Chief protagonist and all-around complex guy Dane Maddock plays the straight-laced hero to his long-time friend and partner Uriah "Bones" Bonebrake with excellent effect. Quest and the earlier Dane Maddock novels are light-hearted, historical action-adventures and are some of the most enjoyable books I've read in years. If you want to angst over some sort of serious literary work to help you feel educated and important, go read Atlas Shrugged. But if you want a great story - with three-dimensional characters you can really relate to - complete with exoctic locales drenched in mystery, history, and suspense, then do yourself a favor: read Quest. And while you're at it, pick up Dourado and Cibola, too. Epilogue: OK, if these books are so great, then why only 4 stars? I'll tell you why - because the first copies of the earlier works (Dourado and Cibola) that I read had a few typos and grammatical errors. Thankfully, Wood is getting better with every novel and those are much fewer and farther between in Quest. There are still a couple but for me, five stars is a perfect book - Quest rates four and a half. Now quit squalling and pick up your copy today! You'll be glad you did.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Exciting & a page burner. If you like action, you'd like this.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    After reading Dourado and Cibola, I found this book to be the be

    After reading Dourado and Cibola, I found this book to be the best yet. Kind of a hybrid mix of Clive Cussler and James Rollins, with an unstoppable hero, and creatures that challenge the imagination. Can't wait to read Icefall!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2012

    Gripping!

    David Wood is obviously copying Clive Cussler's style. That said, he does a great job of it. This is one goood book, beginning to end! Hard to put down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    Good read.

    I was a bit wary about my second Wood book. I first read Cibola which isn't bad, more like eh...it's okay. I liked this book much better. In fact I began reading about Percet Fawcey. I'm looking forward to the next book. Wood is one of those writers who gets better with each book. I would like to see a bit more substance behind the "Bones" character though. He can't be all sarcasm and women. Overall a good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Quick, but engaging read

    Quest is a very enjoyable follow-up to Dourado and Cibola. The action is fast-paced and the book is a quick read, but very entertaining. The Dane Maddock books bring to mind a cross between The DaVinci Code and Indiana Jones. Thumbs up!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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