The Alexander Cipher eBook ¹ The Alexander ePUB

The Alexander Cipher eBook ¹ The Alexander ePUB



10 thoughts on “The Alexander Cipher

  1. James James says:

    The treasure quest mystery novel has long been a favorite of mine and The Alexander Cipher by Will Adams did not disappoint I remember reading one of Adams later novels perhaps even a Daniel Knox main character in this series one but decided to start from the beginning just to be safe I added The Alexander Cipher to my reading list earlier this summer and decided it was time to switch off of my other favorite, the cozy serial.While I am a history buff and a bit of a language guy, I had to The treasure quest mystery novel has long been a favorite of mine and The Alexander Cipher by Will Adams did not disappoint I remember reading one of Adams later novels perhaps even a Daniel Knox main character in this series one but decided to start from the beginning just to be safe I added The Alexander Cipher to my reading list earlier this summer and decided it was time to switch off of my other favorite, the cozy serial.While I am a history buff and a bit of a language guy, I had to just accept a lot of what Adams drives via the story of Alexander the Great and the Macedonians, but as always, he does some with great flair and exuberance I have already purchased the other 3 in the series one of which could be a re read and will slot them in every other book for the next few weeks too much historical fiction and hardcore archaeological detail can be a bit draining.The villains are bad but not too caricature like perhaps just a tad , and some good guys actually perish which helps make it all therealistic, but you still need to suspend some of your disbelief at all the pure chances at luck Daniel meets All in good fun tho he comes up with a few bruises and wounds that will take some time healAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators


  2. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Well The first thing that bothered me was the fact that the author did not write a plausible American male character FYI wanker is a typically British term Why did the guy have to be American anyway It didn t matter to the storyline The second thing was the female love interest, Gaille The term milquetoast could have been created just for her What a wimp And no moment of grace One of the things I remember most about my fiction writing class is that idea that the important charact Well The first thing that bothered me was the fact that the author did not write a plausible American male character FYI wanker is a typically British term Why did the guy have to be American anyway It didn t matter to the storyline The second thing was the female love interest, Gaille The term milquetoast could have been created just for her What a wimp And no moment of grace One of the things I remember most about my fiction writing class is that idea that the important characters should have a moment of grace For example, a shy, submissive character should be compelled through the storyline to reach deep down and bethan what they are she deserved a moment of assertiveness, at the very least Because of this one dimensional character who did not seem in the least bit French it was hard to even like her or root for her As for Knox, the protagonist, it seemed his main function in the book was to convey, through dialogue, his immense knowledge of the pertinent historical archeological facts Bottom Line It wasn t horrible but it wasn t great either It was well researched and detailed, but it fell short on character development The secondary storylines were unnecessarily melodramatic


  3. Kiera Healy Kiera Healy says:

    I see that the description of this book begins Non stop adventure and death defying chases Yes That s pretty much it.This is a fairly dumb adventure set in Egypt, focusing on the search for the tomb of Alexander the Great Every chapter ends on a cliffhanger and not just every chapter, but every scene As you can imagine, sometimes these cliffhangers are rather poor as a result My favourite is when the chief love interest meets the head baddie, and the scene ends with something like As s I see that the description of this book begins Non stop adventure and death defying chases Yes That s pretty much it.This is a fairly dumb adventure set in Egypt, focusing on the search for the tomb of Alexander the Great Every chapter ends on a cliffhanger and not just every chapter, but every scene As you can imagine, sometimes these cliffhangers are rather poor as a result My favourite is when the chief love interest meets the head baddie, and the scene ends with something like As she got close, she knew she couldn t trust him Why I thought Does she recognise him as someone who helped plot the death of her father, and the subsequent cover up Or perhaps he was involved with the suspicious death of the other woman s husband Or the suspicious death of the main character s mother, father and sister No I think she just found him ugly It was never made clear.This novel features all the ingredients of a classic adventure Egyptian mafiosos, Australian commandos, Macedonian separatists, etc, etc just what you d expect The main character is an unconvincing American who uses the words wanker and mate I don t know why he wasn t just made English I think I counted seven characters with grudges against him over some past slight usually not his fault He has the worst memory ever At least half the book s key plot points hinge on his forgetting something crucial There is always a nagging feeling at the back of his mind trying to tell him something It might be trying to tell him to read something better


  4. Donald Donald says:

    Thrillers like this one, by their very nature, are page turners I love stories of Robert Langdon and Indiana Jones The historical lessons are inspiring the archeological finds stir the imagination I have a new name to look for when I want a good thriller Daniel Knox.As usual, I cannot vouch for the historical information presented in this book But what I will say is that I found it to be plausible and possible The themes presented regarding Alexander, the historical period of Alexander s Thrillers like this one, by their very nature, are page turners I love stories of Robert Langdon and Indiana Jones The historical lessons are inspiring the archeological finds stir the imagination I have a new name to look for when I want a good thriller Daniel Knox.As usual, I cannot vouch for the historical information presented in this book But what I will say is that I found it to be plausible and possible The themes presented regarding Alexander, the historical period of Alexander s conquests, the clash of religions, and the political climate then and now are all well presented in this novel.The POV shifts throughout are all necessary to progress the story being told and are well accomplished Most of the characters are fleshed out well, the main exception being the females and in particular, Gaille I would have liked to have seen a real teeth gritting change in her after seeing the truth about dear old dad Daniel Knox is supposed to be an American, yet in chapter ten he thinks sod it There isn t an American out there that thinks sod it , where an f bomb will suffice What I m saying is that Will Adams missed the mark on Americanizing his American character It happens again in chapter twenty three when Knox refers to Nicolas as a wanker My thesaurus doesn t even have wanker as an entry, but if it did then jerk off might be suggested One last problem I had with the story is that several of the characters throughout do what is called pulling a face , as in he pulled a face That just sounds wrong, and it seems to mean something slightly different each time when taken in context Anyway, I liked the novel overall in spite of its shortcomings it kept me turning pages far into the night The strength of the historical archeological themes made up for the weakness in some of the characters I enjoyed Daniel Knox, I m sort of mad that Rick died, and I wish Aly hadof a role Work on those characters, Will, and give us someexploits of Daniel Knox


  5. Lewis Weinstein Lewis Weinstein says:

    Although the premise is interesting, this book had too many plot lines and characters for me to follow Maybe that s my fault, but I got tired of being confused and having to work so hard, and so I stopped reading.


  6. Djrmel Djrmel says:

    If it weren t for the very well written setting of this book, I don t think I would have finished it But I m a sucker for sense of place and Adams ability to put me in Egypt with the archeologists and thugs who populate this book held my interest until the very end Reading the plot and the characters, unfortunately, was not that enjoyable There are twists upon twists, crossed back stories galore, and characters who speak in multiple English dialects for no known reason The historical refe If it weren t for the very well written setting of this book, I don t think I would have finished it But I m a sucker for sense of place and Adams ability to put me in Egypt with the archeologists and thugs who populate this book held my interest until the very end Reading the plot and the characters, unfortunately, was not that enjoyable There are twists upon twists, crossed back stories galore, and characters who speak in multiple English dialects for no known reason The historical references in the story were interesting and educational, but there are times that the story stops being a story and becomes a History Channel episode on the many legends of Alexander It s good information to know, but a dead stop for a thriller, especially when it s done flat out tell, not showm dialog This book makes an attempt to mix history with thriller, but soap opera got thrown into the mix and the outcome is less it could have been


  7. Juliet Doubledee Juliet Doubledee says:

    Written in an Indiana Jones genre, author Will Adams has created a character who uses his intellect, rather than physical force, to escape one predictament after another The main character Daniel Knox is a knock around archaeologist in Egypt with a special interest in Alexander the Great After having a run in with a well connected millionaire Egyptian and escaping to Alexandria to figure out where he can safely go to avoid being killed Knox becomes involved in a site that has been uncovered b Written in an Indiana Jones genre, author Will Adams has created a character who uses his intellect, rather than physical force, to escape one predictament after another The main character Daniel Knox is a knock around archaeologist in Egypt with a special interest in Alexander the Great After having a run in with a well connected millionaire Egyptian and escaping to Alexandria to figure out where he can safely go to avoid being killed Knox becomes involved in a site that has been uncovered by a construction company and holds clues to where the final resting place of Alexander is located The Alexander Cipher beautifully blends the history of Alexander and his successors into an entertaining, action packed adventure I found the information on Alexander s rule, his mysterious death, and the fact that his body was coveted as a justification for power by his successors in Egypt, the Ptolemys, and Alexander s native Macedonians quite interesting Also, I enjoyed how the author blended in current politics by adding a rich Macedonian nationalists to the story by describing how this character was intent on using Alexander s body as the means, afterthan 2,000 years, of fomenting revolution to establish a separate Macedonia out of Greece and Balkan states.I would strongly recommend this book to amateur archaeogists, history buffs, or those craving suspense


  8. Kristen Kristen says:

    When I read the first book in the Daniel Knox series by Will Adams, The Alexander Cipher is a total package of action adventure and historical fiction for this thriller Set in Egypt, this is reminiscent of the Indiana Jones movie trilogies Plenty of action, danger and suspense, when we re introduced to Daniel Knox and the characters in the novel My heart sank, when Gaille and Daniel revealed about loss in their family, the same for Elena on her husband, and my heart ache on Mohammed s sick da When I read the first book in the Daniel Knox series by Will Adams, The Alexander Cipher is a total package of action adventure and historical fiction for this thriller Set in Egypt, this is reminiscent of the Indiana Jones movie trilogies Plenty of action, danger and suspense, when we re introduced to Daniel Knox and the characters in the novel My heart sank, when Gaille and Daniel revealed about loss in their family, the same for Elena on her husband, and my heart ache on Mohammed s sick daughter He would do anything to save his daughter s life, even illegally We learn about the secrets of Alexander the Great s tomb and his origins between Macedonia and Egypt The location is exotic and interesting The historical aspect of Alexander s life and Egyptian customs then and now makes this for a good read We re really set in the throes of danger and adventure in every page with a shocking conclusion, and a cliffhanger for the other four books in the series Get ready to plunge into heart pounding danger in Egypt


  9. Anica Anica says:

    I have a huge thing for mystery thrillers D And this one is no exception exceptit wasn t as good as I expected it to be The beginning was way too boring and long It kinda mattered in the end, but there were way too many details which just were not important at all.The middle part and all the historical or not so historical parts whatever regarding Alexander were great though It really turned out to be a pageturner.But then, there was the ending siiiiigh I felt like the author had n I have a huge thing for mystery thrillers D And this one is no exception exceptit wasn t as good as I expected it to be The beginning was way too boring and long It kinda mattered in the end, but there were way too many details which just were not important at all.The middle part and all the historical or not so historical parts whatever regarding Alexander were great though It really turned out to be a pageturner.But then, there was the ending siiiiigh I felt like the author had no fun writing any, that he needed an ending Maybe the end made kinda sense regarding the topic but I just found it stupid Plus, some plotlines had no end at all WTF Seriously, you could have made this a lot better Still, a nice and fast read, except the beginning and the end


  10. Karsyn Karsyn says:

    My definition of non stop action and death defying chases is really really different than the authors book blurb writers There were 2 chases, 2 chases, and a hand full of deaths that happened pretty quickly suddenly Had this book been 300 pages shorter, with just the digs, it might have been ok, but never non stop action More like 10% action, if that.Sucks, and it took forever for me, a week is forever to finish it.


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The Alexander Cipher ❮Epub❯ ➟ The Alexander Cipher Author Will Adams – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Workers in Alexandria are excavating for a new building when they discover the ruins of an old tomb, and all work crashes to a halt According to federal law in Egypt, all discoveries must be properly Workers in Alexandria are excavating for a new building when they discover the ruins of an old tomb, and all work crashes to a halt According to federal law in Egypt, all discoveries must be properly catalogued by archeologists and this tomb has unusual relics and representations, apparently contemporary with Alexander the Great Daniel The Alexander ePUB ↠ Knox s first love is history and archeology, specifically on Alexander the Great When he pisses off a local mobster on the coast of Egypt, he heads to Alexandria to an archaeology colleague s apartment to hide out for a while He learns his friend is getting to participate on the dig for this newly discovered tomb Sneaking in with his friend, Daniel sees signs that the find is far bigger than anyone realizes and might hold clues to finally unravelling one of the world s greatest mysteries Where is Alexander the Great buried In his lifetime, Alexander was beloved as a god, and across the Mediterranean, everyone wanted to be close to him Upon his death, there was a mad scrabbling among his former allies to secure his empire for themselves Even now, nearlyyears later, Alexander is still being fought over With the discovery of this tomb and the revelation of its relics, the race is on to find Alexander Rival archeologists, Egyptian officials, and Macedonian nationalists all scurry and scramble, attacking each other along the way as they hunt for a glorious prize the body of Alexander the Great.