Napoleon's Pyramids - William Dietrich

Napoleon's Pyramids

By William Dietrich

  • Release Date: 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
From 358 Ratings


“A frothy, swashbuckling tale of high adventure….Escapist fiction at its ultimate.”
—Seattle Times

“It has a plot as satisfying as an Indiana Jones film and offers enough historical knowledge to render the reader a fascinating raconteur on the topics of ancient Egypt and Napoleon Bonaparte.”
—USA Today
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author William Dietrich introduces readers to the globe-trotting American adventurer Ethan Gage in Napoleon’s Pyramids—an ingenious, swashbuckling yarn whose action-packed pages nearly turn themselves. The first book in Dietrich’s fabulously fun New York Times bestselling series, Napoleon’s Pyramids follows the irrepressible Gage—a brother in spirit to George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman—as he travels with Napoleon’s expedition across the burning Egyptian desert in an attempt to solve a 6,000 year old riddle with the help of a mysterious medallion. Here is superior adventure fiction in the spirit of Jack London, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and H. Rider Haggard, and fans of their acclaimed successors—James Rollins, David Liss, Steve Berry, Kate Mosse—will certainly want to get to know Ethan Gage.


  • Napoleon's Pyramids

    By B.Wimberly
    Any narrative that weaves mathematics and history is a challenge to it's writer, the reader and fact checkers. Bravo!!!
  • Napoleon's Pyramids

    By Panda roxxy
    Great story with a lot of great history and adventure.
  • Napoleon's Pyramids

    By Barry Roger
    I really enjoyed this book - up until the ending. Left up in the air as though the author did not know how to end it. Is there a sequel? It makes me hesitate to buy any of his other books for fear of another inconclusive story. B R Evans
  • Not perfect but enjoyable

    By MsrCat
    While the story is enjoyable, perhaps too predictable at times, for me the writing felt a little forced now and then. For example, the analogies used by the main character were such that they took me out of the story, like the author was trying too hard to insert something clever. I enjoyed this book, though, and would recommend it if you like historical adventure fiction.

    By buckfarmdude
    One of the best novels I've ever read. I simply could not put it down. It is now 1:30 AM and I've just finished reading it, and I've been reading virtually non-stop since 5:00 this evening. Intriguing, fascinating, thrilling, inspiring... I'm running out of adjectives. GET IT WHILE IT'S FREE.