Adventurer Dirk Dynamo is heading to Egypt in search of the lost Great Library. But others are there ahead of him, people with far less enlightened agendas. As he races spies and criminals through the land of the Pharaohs, Dirk must decide how far he will go for knowledge and what he really values most in the world – life, love or learning.
Adventurer Dirk Dynamo is back in Paris, in pursuit of the final clue to the location of the lost Great Library. But Paris is a city at war, with Prussian troops closing in from the east and the King in Shadow preparing to rise up in revolt. As violence reaches the city streets, can Dirk retrieve the last tablet, or will the path to the Great Library fall into the hands of a criminal mastermind?
Dirk Dynamo is glad to be back in civilisation, with two clues to the location of the Great Library. But when ninjas kidnap his friend and steal a priceless artefact, Dirk is forced to pursue them into the sewers below London. Faced with deadly assassins and the strange followers of the Underlord, can Dirk save Sir Timothy and the tablet before he ends up on the wrong end of a shuriken?
Dirk Dynamo is enjoying a life of learning with the Epiphany Club. Joining an expedition to find the Great Library of Alexandria, he finds himself on the island of Hakon, where colonial life is not what it seems. With monsters in the jungle, conspiracies in the mansion and ninjas dogging his trail, can Dirk and his friends find the first clue to the Library before they meet a deadly fate?
Published: April 3, 2011.
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Some events in history are so obscured by legend that hardly anybody knows how things really happened. Some legends are self-perpetuating and facts get ignored by certain authors or are unknown to them. In chronicling history, it appears to be sufficient to parrot what somebody else said to the point that the truth just appears as footnotes.