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~~'Saturn holds the wheels'...~~
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2019
One thing I really love in a novel is when it awakens memories of past adventures in my life. And, this one did from the beginning with the archaeological dig. (I spent over 10 years in Spain while in the US Navy and on my free weekends, went to the Roman ruins near Sevilla, Italica, and also the Acinipo near Ronda. There were many more but those two I fell in love with early...)
This is a real page-turner, for sure. The mystery surrounding the curse coupled with multiple adventures for Sam and Remi Fargo take the reader on a real gallop in Nigeria...Wow, is an under statement!
The words 'Saturn holds the wheels' was the beginning of the words in the curse. Will the curse finally be broken?
The characters are well-defined and the addition of Nasha and Amal both contributed to the plot.. Lots of action within these pages coupled with twists and turns make this an exciting novel.
In addition, I loved the African proverbs at the beginning of each chapter.. One of my favorites was 'Patience can cook a stone.' The school for the girls also presented the reader with a backdrop for more intense excitement and mayhem.
One thing that made me laugh was Lazlo's statement about voting....He said 'Always two to one. Why do we bother to vote?'
Add the crisp clear dialogue and it makes this a 5 star read for me. Loved the characters, the plot and the interaction between the Sam and Remi Fargo and the rest of their team.
Most highly recommended.