Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Monday 16th May 2022 - 17:15:37

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Fiction > Spartan Gold review

« Arctic Drift reviewArctic DriftBoy vs Beast - Battle of the Worlds reviewBoy vs Beast - Battle of the Worlds »

Score: 9.3/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 2598 - Spartan Gold
Written by Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood

Spartan Gold
Price:
$38.00
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Penguin Random House

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by Penguin Random House or their agents for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
August 2009

Spartan Gold product reviews

Thousands of years ago, the mighty Persian king Xerxes the Great was said to have raided the Treasury at Delphi, carrying away two solid gold pillars as a tribute to his glory. In 1800, while crossing the Pennine Alps, Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumble across the pillars.

Unable to transport them, Napoleon created an inscrutable map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine. When Napoleon dies, the bottles disappear - and the gold pillars are lost once again. Treasure-hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's 'lost cellar'.

Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found. Not for the wine. He wants what the bottle may lead to. For he is Hadeon Bondaruk - a half-Russian, half-Persian millionaire - and he claims descent from King Xerxes himself.

And the treasure will be his, no matter what...

Check out Penguin Random House onlineClick here to see all the listings for Penguin Random House Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel They do not have a TikTok channel



Tags:
adventure   clive cussler   fargo   gold   grant blackwood   nazi   persian   submarine   treasure
Other listings you may be interested in:
SaharaSahara
Rating: 8.8
Polar ShiftPolar Shift
Rating: 9.0
Dark WatchDark Watch
Rating: 9.3
MedusaMedusa
Rating: 9.3
The WreckerThe Wrecker
Rating: 9.8
Plague ShipPlague Ship
Rating: 9.8
CorsairCorsair
Rating: 9.8
The Silent SeaThe Silent Sea
Rating: 9.8
Arctic DriftArctic Drift
Rating: 9.3
The SpyThe Spy
Rating: 9.8
The JungleThe Jungle
Rating: 9.5
The KingdomThe Kingdom
Rating: 9.5
Crescent DawnCrescent Dawn
Rating: 9.3
The RaceThe Race
Rating: 9.0
The ThiefThe Thief
Rating: 9.5
Devils GateDevils Gate
Rating: 9.5
The TombsThe Tombs
Rating: 9.8
The BootleggerThe Bootlegger
Rating: 9.8
The Solomon CurseThe Solomon Curse
Rating: 9.3
The GangsterThe Gangster
Rating: 9.3
NighthawkNighthawk
Rating: 9.8
The Romanov RansomThe Romanov Ransom
Rating: 9.8
Poetry Writers' Yearbook 2007Poetry Writers' Yearbook 2007
Rating: 9.0
VolcanoesVolcanoes
Rating: 9.6
The Underland Chronicles 4 - Gregor and the Marks of SecretThe Underland Chronicles 4 - Gregor and the Marks of Secret
Rating: 8.6
The Ghouls of HowlfairThe Ghouls of Howlfair
Rating: 9.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of tucker

Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 27th of May, 2010

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.3/10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 10 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 9 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 9 out of 10

I really wasn't too sure how to take this one... it seemed to be a more adult version of "The 39 Clues" crossed with "Bones", wrapped up in a single book. Instead of siblings Dan and Amy, we have a husband-&-wife team backed by a brilliant, if somewhat eclectic, team of researchers back at base. It's Mr and Mrs Indiana Jones if you will.

On a routine swamp-walk, they discover an old Nazi submarine, stranded and trapped in a place it never should have gone. As a complete sideline, they are put on to the trail of a dozen lost bottles of wine from Napoleon's Lost Cellar... which contain within them the clues to a treasure hunt like you wouldn't believe. As usual, the good guys are plagued by the bad guys, who are backed by a megalomaniac rich guy with an ego the size of the continental US.

As usual, they win out over amazing odds stacked against them, but they do it with such style, and more than a small amount of MacGyver-inspired one-the-spot engineering (thanks to the lead male protagonist being, of all things, a proficient engineer and bodger). Regardless of the corny aspect, this is an encouraging start to Cussler's newest story franchise. Honestly, I don't know how the man manages to keep 5 different universes going in his head!

Overall, though it can come across a little cheesy in places, this has all the thrills and spills of a good 'treasure hunter' story but still in a very easy to read style that will appeal to all the existing Cussler fans out there. if you have enjoyed any of his previous titles, then you should warm to this one very quickly.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 8.8
Product reviews for listing 2938: Diary of a Pukeko
Author: Sally Sutton

Product image for Diary of a PukekoHumorously written diary of young pukeko as he trains for the annual Swim-Fly-Run triathlon event in an effort to beat his arch rival, Billy Flicktail the weka, and win the attentions of the gorgeous Indigo Tuk-tuk.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?"
unattributed

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide