Michael Siemsen is the USA Today bestselling author of 6 novels including The Dig, A Warm Place to Call Home (a demon's story), and Exigency. He is currently working on several new novels, including Frederick & Samuel, the 3rd book in the (a demon's story) series. He lives in Northern California with "the wife," "the kids," "the dog," "that cat," and he occasionally wears pants.
Returnby Michael Siemsen
Now, there is no more secret. Despite living a
Matt Turner's psychic ability has granted him a window into the entirety of Earth's intelligent beings--past and present--but this gift has also been his heaviest burden. A talent like Matt's can only be kept secret for so long, and ruthless individuals desiring lost and rare items viewed him only as a prized tool.
Now, there is no more secret. Despite living a reclusive existence--unseen in five years--Matthew Turner is among the most recognized names on the planet, and wealthy collectors aren't alone in seeking the only confirmed, undisputed psychic the world has ever seen. Most people simply want his help tracking down a missing loved one. But it's something else that lures Matt out of hiding, and he knows it will offer more than mere lost treasure or a priceless artifact.
For more than five centuries, Egypt's great Library of Alexandria housed all the collected knowledge of the known world. In the Third century AD, its estimated 700,000 scrolls were forever lost to fire--a loss so great, it has since come to symbolize, worldwide, the destruction of cultural knowledge.
A small length of stone engraved with seemingly random symbols may reveal an alternative ending to the Library's collection, but only in the able hands of Matt Turner. At only 32, he's seen and experienced more of life and death than any person alive, and with this unique talent and perspective, he's now ready to set right the wrongs of both yesterday and today.
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Return is by far the best book in the Matt Turner series to date. So if you haven't read The Dig and The Opal yet, get on it. Then you'll be all caught up and ready for this one. It won't disappoint. Matt's back several years after the events of The Opal and he's learned how to control his abilities. This is a smarter, tougher, and more exciting Matt than we've seen previously and it's great! In his latest adventure, he's searching for the lost library of Alexandria. Reunited with Joss, he relives the events that led to the demise of the library through the eyes of its protector, Patra, during the 3rd century. While this is an action book, it's also a very well thought out, character driven story with lots of personality as well. Mr. Siemsen does a great job letting the reader get to know all the players. If you enjoy action, history, and good writing, I highly recommend this book.
I too was grabbed right away by Matt Turner and his awesome abilities. I really enjoy the way Michael Siemsen writes because he creates characters with flaws personality quirks just like regular people. They are not one dimensional and have great back stories. The series started with The Dig which is an amazing read as well. This third book, Return, takes me right back in the fast paced adventures I've come to love and expect of Matt Turner.
Mountain Muse has written a full review that's really helpful so I will just add that Return is another great read from Michael Siemsen in the Matt Turner series. Action packed, great characters, mysterious plot, mystical elements - just like The Dig and The Opal this book has it all. So if you're already a fan... enjoy! And if you've just discovered Matt Turner I will highly recommend that you get all 3 books and read them in order.
Loved the Matt Turner series. Read the first book and i was hooked. Lost a lot of sleep because I just could not stop. I definitely recommend!
The stories get better every book. Loved it.