Thursday, December 13, 2012

Golden Chariot by: Chris Karlsen Tour

Title: Golden Chariot
Author: Chris Karlsen
Publisher: Books To Go Now
Pages; 356
Format: Paperback
Source: FMB Blog Tour


The rare discovery of a ship sunk during the time of the Trojan War has been found off the coast of Turkey, near Troy. Charlotte Dashiell is an American nautical archaeologist and thrilled to be part of the recovery team. The wreck may contain proof of her highly controversial theory about the Trojan War.

Charlotte is present when the Turkish government agent assigned to guard the site is murdered. Her possible involvement and a questionable connection to a private collector of black market relics bring her under suspicion. Atakan Vadim is the Turkish agent sent to investigate her. Unknown to either of them, the smuggler behind the murder plans to steal a valuable artifact and frame Charlotte for the theft...after they murder her.

My Thoughts: 

This book was sent to me via Holly at Full Moon Bites for a honest and fair review, no monetary compensation was included with this review.  Purely my own thoughts and opinions on this book. 

Our story takes place in the Aegean Sea and in parts of Greece and Turkey.  Archeologist Charlotte Dashiell is part of a team that finds one of the most impressive sites from the Trojan War.  Charlotte is then dragged into a conspiracy to frame her for the death of an officer sent to guard the find, and make sure that a smuggler is able to make off with the priceless goods.

The premise of the book is sound, and it’s always nice to read about Greek Mythos, and the time period surrounding the Trojan War.   However well researched this book is though, the writing comes across a bit dry, almost like a 10th grade Book report, rather than a gripping novel.

Some readers may have trouble following the plot, as the author jumps around lot, from place to place and person to person, with very little warning.  Again, the basic plot is sound, the research is top notch, but unless you really enjoy a very dry narrative, this book is not for you.

I would give it 3 cups, only because of the fact that with a little more polish it could be an awesome read.


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Chris Karlsen said...

Good morning,
I want to thank Paula for taking the time to read and review Golden Chariot. For those interested a trailer for the book can be seen on my website: and a book board on my pinterest page.
Chris Karlsen