Fantasy Book Review: Fury of the Tomb

Fury From the Tomb: The Institute for Singular Antiquities Book I by SA Sidor

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.

On his first trip to Egypt, Rom unearths a great find. However, a curse seems to be unleashed as well. And tragedy soon strikes. Upon his return to America, Rom encounters more obstacles on his way back to his benefactor with the mummies. And he’ll be lucky to escape with his life.

Fury From the Tomb is a fun, dark fantasy that feels a bit like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. 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. The strength of this story is the intense action paired with a bit of humor to lighten the mood. I’d love to see more character development from Rom, as the story is told from his point of view. I thoroughly enjoyed this start to a new series. And I look forward to more of Rom’s adventures.