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Michael Belmont has always dreamed of leading a more adventurous life, but when it actually happens, he ends up getting more than he ever bargained for. Michael is sent to stay with his best friend Liam in Scotland while their parents conduct research at an ancient Egyptian necropolis. All is well until the boys get news that their parents have disappeared. Now Michael, hiMichael Belmont has always dreamed of leading a more adventurous life, but when it actually happens, he ends up getting more than he ever bargained for. Michael is sent to stay with his best friend Liam in Scotland while their parents conduct research at an ancient Egyptian necropolis. All is well until the boys get news that their parents have disappeared. Now Michael, his sister Abby, and Liam suddenly find themselves in a race to obtain an ancient magical artifact that could be the only key to rescuing their parents- before it's too late. Come on a journey with Michael and his companions as they unravel the mysteries of a medieval Scottish castle, get kidnapped by angry werewolves, and become entangled in a war that has been raging for thousands of years....

Title : Michael Belmont and the Tomb of Anubis
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ISBN : 9781467938792
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 318 Pages
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Michael Belmont and the Tomb of Anubis Reviews

  • Deb Novack
    2018-09-28 19:38

    This book although for the young adult readers will suck the adults in also. If you enjoy mysteries, Ancient Egypt,Celtic lore you will totally love this book. Michael,Liam and Abby are wonderful characters and totally believable. The story moves along at a fast pace so you do not want to put it down. I can not wait until the next one is released.

  • Doskoi_panda
    2018-09-20 01:22

    Ethan Russell Erway's Michael Belmont and the Tomb of Anubis is a sort of young adult, Indiana Jones style adventure that collides with supernatural beings, folklore, Egyptian mythology and Christian theology. Michael and his younger sister are staying at a castle Scotland over the summer with family friends, while their parents head to an archaeological dig in Egypt. Michael discovers a mysterious wing of the house, the passage to which only appears at night, and is filled with all sorts of legendary objects, including a sort of living movie/memory box of Anubis and some slightly disturbing werewolf lore. Then their parents are reported as missing, and the children head off to try and help find them.The first thing I need to praise is Erway's creative use of mythologies and folklore (though the whole "where the power comes from" bit left me feeling exactly the same way I did when they downgraded Pluto from being a planet: unhappy and twitchy.) He gave good depictions of the kids, especially the sister - she was just ornery enough to be believable, but not Scrappy -doo annoying. The objects in the night corridor were also particularly well done - just enough detail to identify, but not an overload of information. Overall, this was a good, fun, rollicking adventure.Though I liked the story, I really felt as though it was pulled way too many directions to be really satisfying; at times it felt like the author was trying to cram as many ideas in as possible, regardless of whether or not it really fit with the story. The Arizona scenes felt very contrived as part of the cramming (and I still don't quite get the point of the assembled "team") as did the revelation at the end. It just felt like a grocery list of things was being filled, rather than being a legitimate part of the story. Characters seem to have unrealistic reactions and recoveries to/from situations (Michael's sister's quick recovery from her experience in the woods, for example.) The travel seemed excessive, particularly with what I know of archaeologist's salaries. (Arizona again. I think I have it in for that segment.)3.5 starsReview copy supplied by the author as part of LibraryThing's Member Giveaway Program.

  • Nada
    2018-09-30 19:37

    Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com...Michael Belmont and the Tomb of Anubis is the beginning of a series for children. Michael Belmont is a twelve year old boy. His parents are anthropologists and archaeologists who travel around the world working on projects. Michael and his sister Abigail sometimes accompany them and sometimes stay with relatives in different parts of the world.This story has so many elements. It travels between Scotland, America, and Egypt. It unravels a mystery and conflict that crosses centuries. It has monsters, ghosts, werewolves, shape shifters, myths, and legends. Kidnappings and disappearances happen. Adult relationships such as recovering from a loss of a spouse and old loves are discussed. The ending is a clear lead-in to a sequel.With so many elements, the story felt scattered and difficult to follow. The book is a long one. Towards the end, the different threads of the story do start to come together. However, it is a long process to get there. It will be interesting to see if the follow-up books can develop the central theme.***Reviewed for LibraryThing Member Giveaway Program***

  • JKDub√©
    2018-10-10 22:35

    Cute. This book was entertaining enough but there were many things I didn't like. Some details were given awkward and often incomplete explanations, certain events seemed unnecessary and/or drawn out, there were elements from many more popular novels repeated here which made some of the story unoriginal, and there were so many different mythologies thrown into one "reality" that the fantasy portrayed felt almost too fantastical. It was definitely an interesting concept bringing together the creatures and scenarios that are read but the "culture clash" wasn't delivered in a clean enough way to lead to a coherent coexistence. It could've worked and the reader can fill in the gaps themselves I suppose, but when an explanation is attempted but unfulfilled, you're left unsatisfied as a reader and frustrated with the author.All of that aside, for older children and preteens that just read the surface of the text (with many typos I might add) without diving deeper or questioning why or how things happen, I think this is a fun ride. Would I read it again? No, but I'll save it for my kids.

  • Tarissa
    2018-09-29 19:17

    I usually don't find myself reading fantasy books, but the storyline intrigued me nonetheless. It's an amazing tale that stretches across 3 continents. From Arizona to Scotland to Egypt! The storyline certainly has its interesting parts, and the main reason I wanted to read the book in the first place stem from the historical tidbits that one can pick up on concerning both Egyptian history and Scottish heritage. In a certain way, the book fascinated me!In another way, however, I wasn't quite thrilled with all the paranormal aspects of the story. What a strange concoction of fairies in the Scottish glens, werewolves, and Egyptian immortals. It was a lot to keep up with, that's for sure.Aside from all that, the plot certainly reeled me in, and the characters were each interesting enough. The book has a few grammatical errors. I didn't always like how the children talked with slang phrases so many times in the story. Overall, it's an exciting book which fantasy readers will especially enjoy.

  • Quentin Stewart
    2018-09-18 22:28

    This would be an excellent book for young readers. It is full of adventure and mysteries to keep any reader interested and reading. The importance and family and the desire to protect each other comes out strongly in the story. Mr. Erway has done an excellent job of weaving his story in with the ancient secrets that the family is searching for and the family secrets that come out throughout the story.Even though it is a book for young adults it will keep adult readers enthralled with the twists and turns in the story. Part fantasy and part archaeological it seems to have something to keep all readers involved. Michael Belmont is a young Indiana Jones. Very good read and I look forward to the second volume of Michael's adventures.

  • Bill Thibadeau
    2018-09-22 02:38

    This book reminded me of the Hardy Boys in a fantasy land. As an older adult, I am not a fantasy or YA genre fan but I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.Aside from some problems with misspellings and wrong choice of words, I was actually surprised that I did enjoy the book. The storyline was well conceived and planned. Aside from the fantasy aspects of the immortals, werewolves, and shape shifters the story was plausible. Even though the characters are not deeply developed, I did somewhat feel for them. The story is fast paced and easy to follow.If you like the fantasy and YA genres, this book is for you.

  • Donna
    2018-10-15 03:31

    What a wonderful book. It's a combination of Egyptian mythology, celtic lore and wonderful characters. Michael, his sister Abby and Liam are three young children who are entirely believable and delightful to read about. The story begins in a fabulous Scottish castle and continues to Egypt. I could hear the ghost bagpiper piping as I read the story. I encourage anyone who likes Indiana Jones to read this book. It is a lot of fun for both children and adults alike! I can't wait for the second book to arrive!

  • Julie
    2018-09-18 20:46

    I received a copy of Michael Belmont and the Tomb of Anubis through a giveaway on Library Thing. The book was a fun, fast paced book that while written for a younger audience, is still an engaging book for the adult reader. If you were sucked into Harry Potter's world then Michael Belmont will steal you away as well. I honestly enjoyed the book from start to finish. I am looking forward to reading the next installment.

  • Tona
    2018-10-08 02:19

    This was a great kids adventure story. I read it through first to make sure that it was ok for an 8 yr old. I had no idea that I would love it so much. I caught myself rushing through work so I could get back to it. It was exciting and fast paced. Exactly whats needed to keep their attention. I will be buying the next installment, I just hope he can wait for it.

  • Lesli
    2018-09-28 01:34

    I received an Ebook copy of this. I enjoyed reading this book, it kept me guessing and wondering. Loved the different settings and the descriptions. Kind of wish the book was longer because I didn't want to stop reading it. Seemed like it would be great for around middle school/early high school age kids.

  • Bertha Alicia
    2018-09-24 01:17

    First adventure of Michael BelmontThis book combines fantasy, mythology and adventures and have a bonus: is a very clean book, with fast action and a consistent argumental line.I recommend this book to children of all ages.

  • Nicole Roberts
    2018-09-24 03:26

    Very good book for kids getting into chapter book reading. It has werewolves, fairies, and castles. What child wouldn't be interested in all that? I will definitely pass this on to a few little boys that I know that love these types of stories.

  • Kevin
    2018-09-29 00:27

    It was a very interesting story and pieces together scottish legend within the story line. Would recommend to all ages.

  • Phil Bailey-cox
    2018-10-15 01:39

    Cool tie in of Werwolves, Egypt and other assorted creatures. Ready to read book 2.

  • missdoctor.fmalchemist Ps130ES
    2018-10-04 01:23

    Took a while to really get into it, but i enjoyed it. I love egyptian history/fiction stories.