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The Secret of Excalibur: A Novel
The Secret of Excalibur: A Novel
The Secret of Excalibur: A Novel
Audiobook13 hours

The Secret of Excalibur: A Novel

Written by Andy McDermott

Narrated by Gildart Jackson

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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A LEGENDARY WEAPON.



A RUTHLESS ASSASSIN.



A PERILOUS HUNT.



Excalibur. Legend has it that he who carries King Arthur's mighty sword into battle will be invincible. But for more than a thousand years, the secret to the whereabouts of this powerful weapon has been lost...until now.



Archaeologist Nina Wilde is hoping for a little R&R with her fiancé, former SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase. But the couple's plans are dashed when a meeting with an old acquaintance propels Nina and Eddie into a razor's-edge hunt across the globe-battling a team of elite mercenaries who will stop at nothing in order to claim a prize every treasure hunter has coveted since the final days of Camelot. Nina and Eddie must do everything they can to keep the legendary blade from falling into the wrong hands. Because the truth behind the sword's power-and those who seek it-will not only shock the world but plunge it into a new and more devastating era of war.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTantor Audio
Release dateFeb 8, 2011
ISBN9781452670188
The Secret of Excalibur: A Novel

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Enjoying this series. He actually made it work too, finding Excalibur as a story line. Starting to get some back story with a disgruntled president, and the Atlantean gene popping up.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Half historical, half thriller. I was hoping for more historical, but the thriller was intriguing enough to keep me hooked. The ending definitely leaves me wanting more. It contains an interesting take on the various people of the Arthurian legends. A big part of the book's humor is Eddie's crass use of language. The book also concentrated heavily on Eddie's and Nina's relationship as future spouses, which is great for people following the series, but a bit of a drag for others who just picked up this book (like me).
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    This is the 3rd book that I have read by this author and I am beginning to see some patterns in his writing. There always seems to be several chase scenes and the 2 main characters are always getting kidnapped by the bad guys but, then rescued either by the other main character or some other good guys. The relationship between Nina and Eddie continues but, when is the wedding? I do enloy these books as they are quick reads and sometimes you learn some history along the way. I didn't know that there was a sword before Excalibur, fact or fiction? I look forward to the next Wilde & Chase episode - wedding?
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    This is book threee of McDermott's series featuring ex-SAS commando Eddie Chase and his archaeologist girlfriend Nina Wilde. While I am the first to admit I don't mind a bit of mindless fun in my reading, I am beginnning to wonder how long this formula can be sustained. Once again Chase and Wilde are tipped off that a supposedly mythological story is actually historical fact, on this occasion King Arthur's sword Excalibur. Once again they face a power crazed billionaire and his psychotic henchmen. Once again they spend most of the book arguing and threatening to break up with each other, and then at the end, we get to find out if, once again, they succeed and prevent the end of the world!
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5
    This is more Tom Clancy than Dan Brown. The focus isn't much on the myth and legend of Excalibur and whether it might exist and where, but more on super-secret government agencies and advanced technology. It's not a deep story by any means. The characters are stock and the action is violent and non-stop. It's not really a spoiler to say the sword is found halfway through the book, but a twist happens to keep the good guys on the hunt. If you like constant action, give this a try. If you're looking for King Arthur, give this a pass.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5
    I like this genre of book, but found this author a little too over the top, formulaic and predictable. No more from this author.