Saqqara, Egypt, 1888, and in the booby-trapped tomb of an ancient sorcerer, Rom, a young Egyptologist, makes the discovery of a lifetime: five coffins and an eerie, oversized sarcophagus. But the expedition seems cursed, for after unearthing the mummies, all but Rom die horribly. He faithfully returns to America with his disturbing cargo, continuing by train to Los Angeles, home of his reclusive sponsor. When the train is hijacked by murderous banditos in the Arizona desert, who steal the mummies and flee over the border, Rom - with his benefactor's rebellious daughter, an orphaned Chinese busboy, and a cold-blooded gunslinger - must ride into Mexico to bring the malevolent mummies back. If only mummies were their biggest problem...File Under: Fantasy [ Roll Away the Stone | Monster Squad | Into the Skull | Kill the Undying ]
The greatest horror-adventure-Western mash-up imaginable to human minds. There are vampires, evil monks, monsters, and gunslingers lurking about, and as Rom's mission grows increasingly wild - and increasingly dangerous, the book only grows more compulsively readable. Fury From the Tomb is a fun, dark fantasy with creepy mummies, claustrophobic tombs, ghouls, and vampires - this story doesn't lack for danger and suspense. It's action-packed excitement from beginning to end... I thoroughly enjoyed this start to a new series. And I look forward to more of Rom's adventures. Fury From the Tomb is your cure for the pulp fiction blues you never knew you had. This tantalizing mashup combines supernatural horror, western and adventure in one shiny package.