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Critics Praise Highlights

KIRKUS Review                        (Industry standard. Only 30% of reviews are recommended. Only 10% indie)

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Reader's Favorite by Vincent Dublado 

  • Curse of Cortés by Guy Morris is a thriller shrouded in mystery that automatically grabs you and hurtles you through an exciting and dangerous adventure with its heroine, Sophia Martinez. 

  • This novel celebrates those old adventure stories about unraveling mysteries that are connected to the past.

  • The Curse of Cortés is not just a thriller. It is a social commentary that exposes the insidious evil done in the name of God or in the name of superstition and ignorance. You find yourself enlightened and surprised by the revelations.

  • It not only wants to entertain, but also send a message on how truth can be perverted, and how we can find redemption from humanity’s dark past—and it succeeds.

Reader's Favorite by Rabia Tanveer  

  • This book is perfection!

  • Curse of Cortés by Guy Morris was a roller coaster ride!

  • The dialogues are some of the most vivid and richest I have read.

  • The story is intense, it demands your attention and wants you to remain stuck to it until the end.

  • I was scared that if I blinked, I would miss something.

 

Reader's Favorite by Pikasho Deka  

  • Filled with action and intrigue, The Curse of Cortes is set to woo lovers of action-packed treasure hunt stories.

  • Draws from the rich cauldron of Mesoamerican lore to weave an authentic and intricate yarn that blends myth and actual historical events to provide a riveting reading experience.

  • Multiple POV characters are utilized to a masterful effect to engage and immerse you seamlessly in the story.

  • The lore and historical events were fascinating to read.

  • If you're looking for an adventure story full of action and ancient lore, I will recommend The Curse of Cortes.

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BookLife Review: Rated A on all categories 

  • Adventure lovers looking for a dangerous treasure hunt with a loveable cast should dig into this tale of family and redemption.  Great for fans of: Clive Cussler, David Gibbins. 

  • Family ties are tested, new romances bloom, and dormant secrets lurk, ready to shock, throughout this epic.

  • Morris manages to keep up the pace while still intertwining fascinating facts with the fiction, often summarizing key information in engaging dialogue.

  • The plotting is enlivened by Morris’s passion for creating believable and dynamic characters, not only in the leads, but also in the voices and backstories of those woven into the fabric of the adventure.

  • Each character in this sizable cast reaches through the pages and connects with the reader

  • An epilogue digs deeper into the history, revealing full backstories of two crucial figures, including the Mayan prophet Chilam Balam, who spoke of darkness that would follow the end of the Thirteenth Bak’tun, a cycle of the Mayan calendar. Elements of this prophecy heavily influence Morris’s crime-boss villain, a fine creation with secrets of his own.

  • Readers who love heroic tales of pirates, curses, and treasure hunting will enjoy this adventure.

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Red Headed Book Lover by Aimee Ann 

  • Pending:  Due in June 

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Consumer Reviews:

 

Another Heart-Pounding Riveting Thrill Ride by Author Guy Morris!

Author and master of intrigue Guy Morris delivers another page-turning gem! This riveting and thrilling ride into the adventures of a 300-year-old haunted and mysterious legacy of Henry Morgan and a $1 Billion treasure, all under a ghostly sinister curse. Morris carefully crafts a heart-pounding intense novel with brilliant characters you want to be with on this perilous journey. Just as his previous book "SWARM," this is another must read book!  -Jack Teetor, Producer'

I read it twice and both times I was at the edge of my seat to see what happened next. Gay Walley (writing teacher and professional editor)  

I started your book before Christmas, and couldn't put it down for about four days straight!    Beautifully written. Perfect ending.    Ann Johnson

At times I had to put it down because my heart was pounding.  I loved, loved, loved the redemption of the ending. Amazing story.  Kathy Miller

 A lesson learned about greed

Tells the story of a family coming together thru a curse. Some of the story is real some added. Enjoyed this book till the end not knowing kept me reading . highly recommend this book. - Sheila drebenstedt