Not sure what this book was meant to be - I am an avid reader of fantasy books but for me the fantasy has to be convincing, magical and believable all at once. This book was none of those things.... I love make believe, but truly this story was so ridiculous it made me wonder if it was meant to be comedic. It didn't make me laugh though. It seems a lame attempt to copy the Indiana Jones stories and I am sorry but it left me cold and I have no desire to read any more of these novels - life is too short to waste my time.