Last Updated on August 22, 2023
I picked up a copy of The Ark by Boyd Morrison a few weeks ago without realizing it’s the first in a new series called Tyler Locke. I love archaeological mysteries, so it was a no brainer for me to buy the book. In fact only when I went to Goodreads to write my review there I realized it’s the first in the series, which I was extremely pleased with.
I honestly loved this novel. It was action packed, bit a hint or romance (not much though), and it kind of reminded me of the Sigma Force series by James Rollins (ok Rollin’s books are better though, I have to admit it).
Tyler Lock is a great character that you can easily get attached to. The author really drew him well and now that I know there is a new series with him, I’m looking forward to seeing how his character develops in time. Dilaria Kenner is a biological archaeologist who wants to find out the truth about the death of his fater, and especially after a family friend is literally murdered in front of her. I like the two of them together, there is a certain spark that although doesn’t get much expanded upon, it keeps things interesting enough.
As for the plot, the premise is quite catchy as well – there is a chance for Dilaria to find the arch of Noah, which many things it’s either a myth or it got destroyed over the thousands of years. Much to both their surprise, the Arc still exists and finding it now becomes their top priority (next to keeping themselves alive, of course).
This book is not just an archaeological mystery, it’s in fact an archaeological thriller if such a genre exists. It is thrilling from beginning to the end and I found myself reading huge chunks of it in one go as I couldn’t put the book down.
Of course the usual stereotypes about the characters and plot exist in the book (Dilaria is a beautiful archaeologist that Tyler can’t keep his eyes off – and speaking of Tyler, he’s close to being a superhuman hero). But I guess as long as these stereotypes work, writers will keep using them successfully in their books.
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