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By Nick Thacker | Comments: ( 850 ) | Date: ( Jan 20, 2020 )

Alternate cover title for this ASIN can be found hereIn 1791, two men began planning the layout for the nation s capital city One is shunned and resigns in disgrace, and the other is all but forgotten Years later, an original copy of the plans long thought to have been destroyed is found, with hastily marked notations by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.During theAlternate cover title for this ASIN can be found hereIn 1791, two men began planning the layout for the nation s capital city One is shunned and resigns in disgrace, and the other is all but forgotten Years later, an original copy of the plans long thought to have been destroyed is found, with hastily marked notations by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.During the second World War, American military scientists discover some fascinating properties of the hydrogen atom and its link to an ancient mystical number The exact findings are never published, but a national laboratory is built in 1943 to further their research in covert silence America is told it is a defense project, code named The Manhattan Project An egomaniacal entrepreneur and his company, Vilocorp, will stop at nothing to build the perfect human specimen His firm s research has been getting closer every day, but they seem to have uncovered a horrific, ancient secret that has been locked away for thousands of years.Now, it s up to two men to understand the mystery surrounding the events and ancient symbolism before Vilocorp unleashes a hellish fury upon the earth one that hasn t been seen for ages.


  • Title: The Golden Crystal
  • Author: Nick Thacker
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Nick Thacker

Nick Thacker is an author of fiction thrillers, action adventure, etc novels and nonfiction books His first novel, The Golden Crystal, was published in 2013 by Turtleshell Press, and his second, The Depths, was published in 2014.He lives in a cabin on a mountain in Colorado with his wife, two dogs, and a tortoise, and enjoys skiing, brewing beer, golfing, and of course writing Read about Nick and learn about the writing and self publishing world at his blog, livehacked.



Comments The Golden Crystal

  • David Eppenstein

    This is a relatively new author that I found last year through an advertisement touting him as a new James Rollins. As a Rollins fan I was intrigued and decided to give him a try. I was disappointed but I already had this book on my shelf and decided to read it. There was no significant improvement. The author is clearly talented and has a very fertile imagination but he is sloppy with his plots. The last book I read, "The Depths", created impossible situations without explanation or bothering t [...]


  • Matt Kelland

    Clearly inspired by Clive Cussler, Nick Thacker shows real promise in the adventure fantasy genre. This exuberant story throws in everything from the Mayan apocalypse, Easter Island, and Ancient Egypt, with an Indiana Jones meets Graham Hancock approach to archeology and Dan Brown style deductions. However, it doesn't have the finesse of Cussler - the characters are simplistic, and there's so much focus on the fast-moving plot that there's no time to give them depth. The historical and scientifi [...]


  • Maria Gardner

    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed the story. While I usually don't read adventure stories, I thoroughly enjoyed the cool settings and the fast paced action.My favorite part of the entire book was trying to piece the mystery of the crystal together. I loved how every new piece to the puzzle fit with the rest perfectly, all while the setting kept changing to a new exotic location and made the mystery more interesting. The whole thing was really well done.What I wa [...]


  • Doug Branscombe

    For me, this was a cross between Dan Brown code/mystery and Clive Cussler adventure. A mysterious substance with healing and enhancement powers is the subject or a triangular struggle, with classic battle of who is best served having this "power". A fast paced adventure, taking the reader to landmarks around the globe.


  • Deepa

    If you want to read an action packed thriller, that has elements of folklore and legend, this is an ideal pick. Loved the mix of history, legends and action


  • Lily Loves Indie

    To begin this review, I would like to send huge thanks to Nick Thacker for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book through Story Cartel for an honest review. I hope I will please him with what he is about to read! The story follows Bryce Reynolds as he is pulled from one end of the Earth to the other in search of the 'Golden Crystal'. He is the pawn in a major power game between Whittenfield Research and Vilocorp, with his small team of men at times working with the enemy to decipher [...]


  • Mark Wilson

    For an indie author, this is okay, but it's kind of a mess. Borrowing heavily from sources like National Treasure, the Dan Brown books, and others, the tale follows a motley (and constantly shifting) group of adventurers and villains as they race to find a source of great power: the crystal of the title.The book could have benefited from some proofreading (in one section, the protagonist examines the floor, but we realize in the next paragraph that the word should have been "door"), and some edi [...]


  • Beth

    I liked the mystery of the golden crystal leading the good and bad guys all over the world to historic sites from the pyramids to Easter Island, but I have to admit that I couldn't follow some of the plot. The author throws a lot into the story - everything from a mystery surrounding the founding of Washington D.C, to the Manhattan project to secret codes on the walls of hidden passages deep within the Egyptian pyramids. Both the good and bad guys interpret various facts and clues about the crys [...]


  • Yanper

    Sorry the book didn't do it for me, still I read it to the end, because I never leave books in the middle. In such cases a but habit! The only good thing is that I didn’t have to pay for it, because I got it free from Kindle.


  • Mary

    This is a book about 'good' vs 'evil'. Is the hero working for the good side or the evil side? Only time will tell.


  • Stanley McShane

    Yike! What did I sign up for? Was this a sci-fi, action-adventure, mystery, or suspense thriller? Perhaps it was an early attempt at borrowing from one too many plots from men's movie adventuresah la Indiana Jones. Not that I'm against Indiana Jones, I'm notbut I don't get to see Harrison Ford or that crooked smile of his when he's really being devious or devilishly clever. This guy is no Ford; he is Bryce Reynolds. As a protagonist, Captain Reynolds is an veteran with combat experience, and app [...]


  • Brent

    I received Golden Crystal as part of a three pack of books free from nickthacker . I highly recommend checking out his site to get the books, provided in several eBook formats. Before starting Golden Crystal, the description had me thinking it is something like the movie National Treasure as it starts with the Nation’s Capital and Founding Fathers. There is a bit of that feel to it at the beginning, but overall, it turned more into a book version of the video game series Uncharted on PlayStat [...]


  • Bonnie Keck

    Available Kindle Unlimited, but got this one thru one of my free book sites. Had 2 of the 3 books only so used ku to get the 3 pack Harvey Bennett Thrillers: Books 1-3 (Harvey Bennett Thrillers Box Set) which has Enigma Strain, Code, Ice Chasm. Then used ku to read Killer Thrillers: 3 Bestselling Novels which has Enigma Strain but also has The Golden Crystal and The Depths in that 3 set. Glimpse a New World short collection has one of his stories also.Previously released worldwide as The Golden [...]


  • Avid Reader

    Where is the editor/proofreader?This was pretty much the standard thriller about ancient civilizations, mysterious powers, evil corporate types who want to use and abuse this power, and the " good guy" all American soldier who tries to save the day or the world. It might have been a mediocre summer read, but the atrocious editing made reading some parts of this painful. If it had only been one error, it would have been easily forgotten if the book was really good. Unfortunately, it occurred many [...]


  • Elizabeth Wilson Higgins

    EnjoyableI like this writer and will definitely read more of Nick Thacker's books if they are going to be like this one. For a first action thriller with a bit of history\legend thrown in it was good. I really like Bryce and maybe he could appear again in further stories. A man of action with a sense of right and wrong , of good and bad. Nick Thackeray took the reader on a journey around the world to find the crystal. A crystal that could solve a lot of mankind's problems but which drove some me [...]


  • Anne Murphy

    I wouldn't say this is an easy read; But once I got into the story it was hard to leave it down. There are a lot of words to describe the science and history that I had to get my mind around, I was never into History, now I'm sorry because I've missed out on great things. Reading the names of places and where they were, I have certainly heard of them, would now love to actually see them for real. I love mystery and adventure this book certainly gave me that. Fell in love with "Bryce" "My Hero":) [...]


  • Mike Calabrese

    The Same FormulaThis is the 4th book that I have read from this author. And while it was exciting and I enjoyed reading it I have to say that it follows the same formula as the last 3 Nick Thacker books that I have read: a significant object or force appears. 2 groups emerge to either obtain it or destroy it. The groups travel all over the world. Sometimes they join forces and sometimes certain members join the other group. Finally, the good group finds the object or force and all is good again. [...]


  • Edward

    After reading the Enigma Strain I wanted to read his first book. I found that writing style has changed, that is a good thing. Suspend your mind and let Nick take you on a journey to many places. Some are hard to stretch because they are just not possible like I said just open up and go along. This might sound like a bad review but it is far from that. It is a good novel and a fun novel, I completely recommend this novel. Sometimes he can get a little long winded, but hay it is his first. So gra [...]


  • Tricia Shealy / Harry Maker

    Do you like Dan Brown. -- then this is a must read.This is a well developed mystery thriller. The characters in the book are well-developed and you feel like you are in the book along with the other individuals . It is a fast-paced mystery that will keep you on your toes wondering what is going to happen next . Ideas in this book are very possible using real places. This writer's style is very easy and I really enjoyed this book.I would suggest that you get a glass of wine , settle down into a c [...]


  • Dave Denlinger

    I was able to come across a hardcover version of the Golden Crystal, and I really enjoyed Nick's first novel. It was an exciting novel filled with science, history, and action taking us to Egypt, Jordan, and the Easter Islands. The novel definitely is in the same vein as Matthew Reilly, James Rollins, and David Golemon. There were several grammatical/punctuation errors, the margins and font sizes changed throughout the pages, and sometimes the story was choppy/scenes weren't explained as fully a [...]


  • Sandy Wallace

    Crystal Blue AdventureFor fans of the Indians Jones or National Treasure movies or readers of Steve Berry, Dan Brown and Ernest Dempsey, here you go! Nick Thacker has written a rollicking adventure that combines old legends, new science, evil villains craving power, reluctant heroes and lots of action with nifty twists. This book is just SCREAMING to be made into one cool movie. This is pure entertainment -- great for rainy weekends, vacations, or long plane trips. Take your mind away from the e [...]


  • Richard S. Levick

    I wanted to like this book, as it started out promisingly enough with an interesting fictionalized historical reference -- one never returned to for the duration. The characters were the only thing thinner than the plot. The last 80% of the book is an endless chase scene filled with regular betrayals, senseless alliances, violence upon bloody violence, and "gee, wouldn't this be great as a movie" anti-climax death scenes where the antagonists keep escaping death at the last minuteuntil they don' [...]


  • Leslie Hammes

    This book was promising with it's blend of technology, science, and mystical artifacts. I found it believable, up until the final fight when it began to seem rushed. As if the author was trying to meet a word limit and didn't try to condense any of his earlier prose to enable a longer denouement. That being said, it's worth a read if you enjoy fast-moving thrill rides with a mystical bent. Maybe you won't find the ending as abrupt as I did.


  • Meenaz Lodhi

    All Nick Thacker's books are roller coasters! Just when you think you're getting a respite, as with the characters, there you go again! Lol! The writing is wonderful, so real, you get immersed in the story and live it. Great protagonists and characters, I like the way Nick gives us in depth on them, even the bad guys, what, why has made them as they are: greedy, hungry for power, corrupt Lovely read!


  • MaryJane Rings

    It was well written. The ending was unexpected but resolved the plot. There was a lot of combat but it was depicted in a logical way and necessary to the story. This is the second book I have read by this author. I would recommend him as a legitimate storyteller. Hope to soon read another of is offerings.


  • Michelle Nichols

    So much action and excitement!This story is wonderfully spun. Bad guys and good guys after the same magical/powerful object. Or are they all bad guys? Who should you be rooting for? Every time you turn the page there is another firefight or life threatening situation to get out of. If you like action definitely give this one a read!My copy was called "the Atlantis Stone"


  • daisy riddle

    A bit too far fetchedThis was too sci fi for me. A mystery crystal, two mad scientists and the one ex soldier good guy ends up with the business. Unlikely, but a lot of work and research went into it!


  • Kath

    Forgive me but, Holy Heck! I have read fast paced action packed novels but this particular one ranks among the best! My fascination with history, mystery, anthropology, and Atlantis have all been given due attention leaving me unsure if I have reached a solid ending or if I need more.


  • Carrie Vos

    Similar to the Da Vinci Code but it has it's own quirks. I enjoyed the book quite well! Moved fairly quickly which kept it interesting but being a lover of really long and thick books, it wouldn't have hurt my feelings if it had been just a bit more descriptive in places. Well worth the read!


  • Michael Moran

    Good fast readThis book was a good fast read. It is full of fast paced action. While most of the characters are never truly developed, there is just enough to like or hate about each one.


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