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eBook The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor ePub

by Max Allan Collins

  • ISBN: 0425223132
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Max Allan Collins
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Berkley; Media Tie In edition (July 1, 2008)
  • ePub book: 1468 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1570 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 176

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BERKLEY BOULEVARD Berkley Boulevard Books are published by The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Group In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014. Printed in the united states of america. Among the many accomplishments of Dr. O’Connell, whose doctorate was in the library sciences, were significant contributions to the fields of archaeology and Egyptology.

Max Allan Collins ashing lines. Shanghai police on their way to quell rioting factory workers would rumble down neon-washed avenues along which platoons of prostitutes offered their wares outside posh hotels while fireworks celebrated the opening of yet another nightclub. One such nightclub bore a neon sign that flashed the word IMOHTEP’S

The sequel to The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. Fascinating if somewhat predictable tale.

The sequel to The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. Rick and Evelyn O’Connell answer a new call to adventure- as an ancient evil rises to threaten the world. Ancient Chinese Emperor wants to be immortal but gets entombed in terra cotta, then comes back to life many centuries later to once again take over the world. Can our heroes stop him before he is able to become totally invincible? Читать весь отзыв.

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. This book makes it as if you are the director of the film by giving you the opportunity to envision the Mummy through the big screen of your own imagination.

Fast forward two millenniums and the Dragon Emperor is awakened from his curse by the greedy and zealous General .

Fast forward two millenniums and the Dragon Emperor is awakened from his curse by the greedy and zealous General Yang. The globetrotting O’Connell family must now put the mummy back into the ground by stabbing him in the heart with a mystical blade that was guarded for many generations. With an endless supply of firepower and unmatched martial arts skills, the O’Connells truly are the world’s last hope.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is a 2008 American action-adventure fantasy film, directed by Rob Cohen, written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, and produced by Stephen Sommers (director of The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001)), Bob.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is a 2008 American action-adventure fantasy film, directed by Rob Cohen, written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, and produced by Stephen Sommers (director of The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001)), Bob Ducsay, Sean Daniel, and James Jacks. The film is set in China, departing from the Egyptian setting.

In this sequel to The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell is tricked into awakening China's Dragon Emperor from eternal slumber and must seek help from his parents, Rick and Evelyn O'Connell, to take down the undead. Original. (A Universal Studios film, directed by Rob Cohen, releasing August 2008, starring Brendan Fraser & Maria Bello) (Horror)

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Hǻrley Quinn Hǻrley Quinn
In the year 200 BC, China’s Dragon Emperor conquered his country with an iron fist and compassion for nobody. Karma would take the form of a sorceress’s curse, which covered him and his army in terra-cotta and banished them in suspended animation for eternity. Fast forward two millenniums and the Dragon Emperor is awakened from his curse by the greedy and zealous General Yang. The globetrotting O’Connell family must now put the mummy back into the ground by stabbing him in the heart with a mystical blade that was guarded for many generations. With an endless supply of firepower and unmatched martial arts skills, the O’Connells truly are the world’s last hope.

Even though this book earned its passing grade (four out of five stars), it’s not without its glaring flaws, particularly in the cheese department. The narrator constantly complimenting the female characters’ beauty, the gratuitous explosions, the sometimes off-color use of similes and metaphors, the instant chemistry between Alex O’Connell (the son) and Lin (Chinese tomb guardian), and the most obvious cheese of all, Alex and his father Rick using penis analogies to describe their submachine guns and pistols. Considering this was once a poorly received movie, I don’t doubt that these cheesy elements turned off plenty of viewers.

But that’s not to say that this book doesn’t deserve the praise it gets. All in all, it’s a fun little book filled with action, adventure, and opportunities for young authors to learn how to write in a fast-paced manner. It turns out that describing every punch and kick within a Jackie Chan-style fight isn’t one hundred percent necessary. In fact, that would take forever and impatient readers like me don’t have forever. We like hard-hitting action. We like hailstorms of bullets. We like tooth and nail struggles that bring the warriors to the edge of death and back again. Although the O’Connell family is blessed with martial arts skills and expensive firearms, they’re no doubt going to earn whatever victories they get. To put it in Rick’s terms, this struggle is going to make them HATE mummies!

The wild imagination of this story is something I also want to praise. Magical elements, bloodthirsty three-headed dragons, barbaric yetis, immortal Chinese warriors, a pool of eternal life, mystical artifacts, this urban fantasy has everything you need in order to get those inner wheels turning. While some of the magical occurrences come off as random at times, they don’t take away from the action or drama of the book and actually make sense in hindsight. Look at it this way: how else is a mere mortal named Rick O’Connell going to beat the crap out of a warrior mummy who won’t stay down? Anybody? Hello? Yes, the dragon dagger comes off as a McGuffin and McGuffins are considered literary sins, but if you’ve got a better way to kill off this seemingly immortal Dragon Emperor, I’d like to hear it.

Sometimes all a reader wants to do is have some fun and you’ll get that with this third installment of The Mummy series. You could also consider seeing the movie this book was adapted from, but diehard readers will want to choose the book instead. The writing style is cinematic in and of itself, so what are you waiting for? Pick up a copy of this four-star book today! Don’t be too turned off by the fact that this story has more cheese than a Domino’s pizza. After all, this kind of cheese would make even a vegan hungry.
Vushura Vushura
Having seen both of the previous movies (The Mummy & The Mummy Returns), I decided to buy the book - The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and found it a rather enjoyable read. The book starts off in The Dragon Emperor's day and shows the reader what sort of man he was. The next chapter moves to the current day. The book is filled with the action in the typical style of The Mummy. While reading it, I found that I was able to visualise the characters who had been in the The Mummy movies saying the dialogue and the manner in which they say it (such as Rick & Evy O'Connell and Evy's brother Jonathon). After reading The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor I can't wait until the movie is released here in Australia (September 11).
Scoreboard Bleeding Scoreboard Bleeding
Marginally better than the movie.
Renthadral Renthadral
It is an epic story. It has a lot of action and adventure. But it takes place in China in 1946. Overall it gives us the kind of story we want. Brendan Fraser and Jet Li who play the main characters in the movie will make it a big hit. I look forward to seeing it. But why did it take so long for it to come to life?
Akinozuru Akinozuru
I have been a fan of the mummy movies from the beginning and was excited about the 3rd installment. I saw the movie and was so dissapointed.

But my dissapointment subsided when I read this book! It is so much better than the movie and makes up for the holes the movie script has created in the O'Connel storyline.

The author has a way of writing that brings the characters to life!

If the script writers had read this book first the movie would have been great!