The Guardian of Genghis Khan's Tomb

The Guardian of Genghis Khan's Tomb

by Michael B. Hickland

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ISBN-13: 9781626753297
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 102
File size: 988 KB

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love historical fiction that is written well and draws me in. This story drew me in from the beginning. The author’s talent for setting scenes as well as delving into the thoughts of his characters is magnificent. His descriptions and details made the story line and settings so vibrant in my mind that I found it hard to put this book down. I loved all of the action and adventure in this story which made the story flow well and it was exciting to read. I didn't want the story to end. The characters are very well developed and I could really picture the world they lived in through their eyes. This excellent story has something for everyone. Anyone who enjoys historical fiction and or adventure will really enjoy this book.
plappen More than 1 year ago
This novel is about an 800-year-old treasure that comes very close to starting a third World War. In an isolated bit of Mongolia, Genghis Khan buried the spoils from his years of plundering and pillaging across Asia. Over the centuries, many diligent attempts were made to find the treasure, especially during World War II, but without luck. Kate Barrows is an English paleontologist leading an expedition in present-day Mongolia looking for dinosaur fossils. One day, she stumbles aceoss a very old child's hunting bow, which, through satellite phone calls, is verified to be Khan's childhood bow (the treasure must be somewhere nearby). Russia and China are listening in on the phone calls, so they both amass troops on Mongolia's borders, along with sending "mining equipment" to the area. Drew Moss, Kate's financial backer and an ex-Navy SEAL, heads to Mongolia with a group of CIA personnel, to take over security for the camp. Kate does not know about Khan's treasure, until now. Attempts are made by Russian and Chinese Special Forces personnel to infiltrate the camp. It becomes a race to see who can first open the underground storehouse. The Americans unearth the front door; of course, Khan thought to include a few booby traps. Who reaches the treasure first? Is World War III prevented? This one is really good. It has plenty of action and political intrigue. It's plausible, and it's also short, and easy to read. It is very much recommended.
TheBookwormAG More than 1 year ago
I've always been a fan of historical fiction but often times the books don't live up to my expectations. This book not only lived up to my expectations but it exceeded them! This is an amazing book that really draws you in from the start! Michael B. Hickland has an amazing gift for writing and story telling! The story of Genghis Khan itself is always fascinating, throw in a treasure hunt that can change a country's position of power ( don't want to give too much away ) and you have a novel that you just can not stop reading. Well written, excellent characters and an amazing story will keep you turning page after page. You'll both be anxious to get to the end and dreading it because you won't want the story to end. When it does though.....its simply amazing! Highly recommended!
mariey More than 1 year ago
Michael Hickland's 'The Guardian of Genghis Khan's Tomb' is an absolutely amazing work of historical fiction. For me, this book delivered in every way. The story begins by giving the premise of Genghis Khan and his acquisition of treasure and proceeds to give a short lead in to the present situation. Kate Barrows travels from England funded by Drew Moss of the US to Mongolia in search of ancient bones. Instead, she finds the discovery of a life time in that of the tomb of the great Genghis Khan. The task won't be a simple one though because Russia and China are set on getting the treasure. With these 3 major world powers after a single goal, it leads to a fast paced non-stop action thriller that I absolutely loved. With all the action, adventure, plot twists, and even a bit of romance, this books ranks as my favorite among historical fiction. With Michael's writing style, you can't help but be drawn into this journey from the very first paragraph and your curiosity won't be satiated until you get to an impeccable ending.
Valerie11 More than 1 year ago
I love Historical fiction adventure stories and I was instantly drawn into the story of `The Guardian of Genghis Khan's tomb". I adore books such as this and this book delivers with a great tale of a powerful leader, his hidden treasure, a ancient protector with three world powers all after the same prize over generations! Great page turning tale! If you like the action and history books of Ken Follett, Dan Brown, Cussler with some Indiana Jones thrown in, you'll love this book.