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Review: Elixir Stone by Rex Grainger

Series: Kendrick and Harte #1 Elixir Stone

Title: Elixir Stone by Rex Grainger

Author: Rex Grainger

Publisher: Rex Grainger Books

Pages: 424

Date of Publication: January 26th, 2016

Rating: 4.5/5

My Review:

Take action packed events, some disparate threads, in the hands of a talented author see how skilfully he can weave them together to create a riveting thriller that keeps you turning pages right to the explosive ending and engaging epilogue. That’s certainly what happened for me in this, the first novel I’ve read by Rex Grainger and, having said that, I definitely hope it won’t be the last as he’s certainly created an enthralling read!

With a diverse range of well developed characters seeking the miraculous white powder said to prolong lifespan, there’s danger, daring and disasters awaiting, especially as a billionaire secretly schemes to obtain it for himself. As mercenaries and a blood thirsty assassin strive to obtain the excavated secrets, this turns into a thrilling adventure and the start to what promises to be a great series. The search is slightly reminiscent of that for the Philosopher’s or Sorceror’s Stone in the first Harry Potter book with that title, but without the magic or teens involved, but the desire to prolong personal lifespan is the ultimate goal. The author’s writing demonstrates his sense of humour and some of the exchanges between characters are hilarious, keeping the story a riveting read with a great mystery to be solved.

I have no hesitation in highly recommending this to anyone who enjoys fast paced thrillers with plenty of mysteries, danger and so much more.

Thanks to the author for gifting me a copy of this in exchange for my honest review. 

Synopsis:

THE MIRACLE

The key to reverse ageing may be held in a mysterious white powder.

THE SOURCE

The journey to solve this ancient mystery begins when two British archaeologists, Dr Jonathan Kendrick and Ella Kaczka join a team from the Bulgarian Archaeology Institute excavating an ancient tomb. Inside a sarcophagus they discover a skeleton retaining skin residue. Lying alongside the cadaver is a scroll, a map and a jug containing a strange white powder. Together the map and scroll tell a tale of longevity and the possible source of the miracle powder, hidden in the mountains of Turkey. Before long, Kendrick, Ella and former Australian Special Forces soldier, Simon Harte, a recovering adrenalin addict, find themselves embroiled in an epic struggle against looters, kidnappers, and a Mafia backed relic collector, all trying to get their hands on the miracle powder.

THE DESIRE

A powerful man with an obsession for staying young also has his eye on the prize and will do anything to obtain it. . . at any cost. And an embittered man plotting for revenge will do anything to satiate his thirst for vengeance. Will Kendrick and Ella win through against all the odds, or will they fall at the last hurdle?

This book is available from a variety of sources including

Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        

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