Maxwell Barnes #1
WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT
A motley crew of characters, consisting of an archaeologist, Max, his best friend, Axel, a young Mayan sporting a skateboard, Bembe, and Isabel, a Spanish beauty, is out to find the lost Crystal of Ahrum. It is rumored to possess the capability of restoring the long-lost Mayan Empire. However, an evil, delusional man, Estrada, desperately seeks the crystal too for his nefarious ends. Will Max and Company succeed in their endeavor? Read Mayan Shadows: The Crystals of Ahrum by Craig A. Hart and S. J. Varengo to find out.
WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK
Mayan Shadows: The Crystals of Ahrum by Craig A. Hart and S. J. Varengo is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure tale. Not a single page is devoid of action. Thanks to the duo’s visually descriptive writing, it felt as if I was the one trudging through the jungles of Guatemala.
The book also has bits of romance. Moreover, I liked all the characters but Max and Bembe were my favorite. I liked Max’s fearless attitude. Despite several obstacles, he never grew morose and kept on hunting for the treasure, albeit with help from his friends. On the other hand, Bembe’s funny antics injected humor into the story.
Further, the dialogs between the characters pack a lot of punch and wit. However, I felt this to be a tad overdone. I honestly think it is not possible to come up with a witty reply in every dangerous situation.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this adventurous story set in Guatemala. I recommend this book to lovers of the action/adventure genre.
Genre: Thriller/Suspense || Pages: 274 || Published on May 11th 2022
I reviewed this book for Readers Favorite for which I received a nominal pay. This does not affect my views on the book at all.
Craig A. Hart is the stay-at-home father of twin boys, an author, and an audiobook narrator. He has served as editor-in-chief for The Rusty Nail literary magazine, manager for Sweatshoppe Media, and publisher for Northern Lake Publishing. He was also a director for Northern Illinois Radio Information Service, a broadcast outreach that brought daily news and information to the visually impaired.
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Scott James (S.J.) Varengo was born in 1960, in a city called New York. Two years later he formed a band called The Beatles .
He returned to New York City to attend Fordham University (having been told it was a basketball powerhouse) before transferring to the State University of New York at Potsdam (having been told it was located in the tropics), from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History.
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