Multi-volume author, G. D. Talbot introduces us to The Crystal Sphinx:
This pulse pounding mystery, is full of surprises, twists and turns and cliff hangers. It's a little archeologists hunter, a little science fiction adventure, a little murder mystery with a genius master mind villain behind it all.
This is the story of The Tower of Babel meets The Twilight Zone in present time.
A modern story with some biblical backgrounds really piqued my interest. I loved the cover, looking so old with all the different languages scattered thereon. I didn’t realize what a big hint that was when I started reading.
The story was interesting and enjoyable except for one small thing, followed by another and many more after that. I found more than 200 spelling errors in this story. They ruined the anticipated pleasure.
I will say, the writing is pretty good, Talbot does an adequate job of maintaining POV. There were only 2 instances of having to reread a paragraph to be sure who was talking. The action was nice, the descriptions of the dig were pretty good. Towards the end, a lot of the backstory was brought out and that was a little confusing to me, at first, but I got it straightened out in my head.
There is a lot of potential in this story for sure. It feels like a lot of the hinted at back story could turn this into a trilogy.
Potential cannot begin to overcome a wheelbarrow load of spelling errors. I can only give The Crystal Sphinx 2 of 5 stars. Don’t get me wrong, this is a pretty good story unless you are sensitive to spelling issues like me.
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