The Emerald Tablet by Joshua Silverman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
We’re going to find the secrets to the universe…
While on a dig with his mother in Egypt to find the Emerald Tablet, Leoros uncovers a distant world full of energy, prophecy, and conflict. Joined by Atlantia, the last of the Oracles, Leoros discovers his destiny and must fight to save a people he never new existed.
The Emerald Table is an captivating read, full of rich myth woven in with science and fantasy. There was a lot of care taken to get the facts correct and to twist them into a blend of ancient and modern worlds.
The long list of characters might seem daunting at first, especially with the authentic names, but they become familiar as the story progresses. Leoros seems to adjust very quickly to his new situation, his trust and faith, if you will, placed almost blindly in his new mentor and friends. But as the plot progresses, Leoros and Atlantia come into their own.
While the story itself was fascinating, the ‘telling’ was repetitive in places. The characters had wonderful potential to ‘show’ what they were thinking/going through, but fell short.
Overall, The Emerald Table is a complex introduction to a series worth reading for anyone who loves the blend of myth and modern-day science/fantasy.
*I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review*