The Seventh Scroll

Another of the books on tape I’ve borrowed from the library to while away the long commute, The Seventh Scroll is a servicable Egyptian tomb raiding story. Though neither the plot or characters are particularly remarkable, they manage to be a little bit more than cardboard stereotypes.

The story centers around the discovery of a set of scrolls, the seventh of which details the previously unknown location of one of Egypt’s richest pharaohs. As news of the discovery gets around, a race to find the tomb ensues among the scientists and scoundrels who find the prospect of a previously undiscovered treasure hoard intriguing.

Altogether, an ok read if you find yourself trapped in a stairwell with nothing to do, but not particularly worth seeking out unless you’ve exhausted your other options.