Reader Reviews for The Golden Palace


“The master of philosophical fiction is back with his most riveting and wisdom-packed adventure to date. The Stone of Giza is both a page-turner and a philosophical feast.”

- Gregory Bassham, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman of Philosophy, King’s College, author of The Philosophy Book, and editor of The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy, among other books.


“Tom Morris continues to bring us the wisdom of the ages in a compelling story with suspense, adventure, and palace intrigue. More has been revealed!”

- Mike Austin, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Eastern Kentucky University, and author of Being Wise, and Good Stewards, among other books.


From Amazon:

5 out of 5 stars Hold On To Your Hat Along A Wild Journey of Discovery! By Steve on January 2, 2017

Format: Hardcover : Rare are great page-turner adventure book series that also give readers of all ages insightful wisdom accumulated over the ages. The Stone of Giza: A Journey of Discovery, together with the first publications in “Walid and the Mysteries of Phi” series (The Oasis Within and The Golden Palace), are the latest of these rare gems. Stone of Giza at the outset expertly captures your attention with foreboding political intrigue seen through the eyes of derring-do adolescent boys and girls who save the day in a thrilling “Journey of Discovery” that reveals all. Along their wild journey, they also discover wisdom accumulated over the ages. Best of all, the reader is better for it long after the last page is read. Few writers can produce such memorable masterpieces in the tradition of Mark Twain, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling. Through his “Walid and the Mysteries of Phi” series, Tom Morris joins these elites, establishing himself as a philosopher-king of the genre.


5 out of 5 stars Great for all ages By Speaker on December 29, 2016

Format: Paperback: In one word, "outstanding." Morris has an absolute gift to share a compelling story, punctuated with true life wisdom. Aa a fan of this series, this book brings in more page-turning adventure as we get more and more connected to his two leading young characters. As per usual, I read Morris' work with an open notebook, determined to record the gems he builds into his stories, at the same time turning the pages faster and faster, involved in the adventure. This is a winner - and excited for what is coming next in the series. Great for all ages.


From Twitter: 'The Stone of Giza' by @TomVMorris continues the adventure. If you like Harry Potter, you'll like this series. Less magic, more philosophy. David Buchan, a reader from Australia.


From a Reader: The Oasis Within is perfect for the young , developing mind of an emerging leader. The story combines beautifully written, creative fiction with insightful, worthwhile nonfiction advice for success in business and in life. This book provides examples and analogies that I noticed through out my daily life just hours after completing the book that I completed in a mere 24 hours. I couldn't put it down, and genuinely believe that I learned a lot while reading this novel. Thank you Tom Morris! - Betsy Adams


The First Newspaper Review for The Stone of Giza. By Ben Steelman of the Wilmington Star News.

Imagine a concoction that's part "Raiders of the Lost Ark," part Harry Potter, part Dan Brown, part Hardy Boys Meet Nancy Drew, with a strong dose of philosophy and ethics. That might give you an idea of "The Stone of Giza," Wilmington author Tom V. Morris' latest novel in his "Walid and the Mysteries of Phi" series. A self-described public philosopher, Morris is known for such best sellers as "If Aristotle Ran General Motors." "True Success" and "The Art of Achievement." Lately, though, he's been dabbling in fiction. His "Walid" books serve up a mix of boys' adventure yarn—the hero, Walid, is 13, after all—with a philosophical narrative along the lines of Voltaire's "Candide." For "Stone of Giza," Morris throws his readers in the deep end ...

The long review ends with the words: "Morris supplies a satisfying adventure story that could appeal to a larger audience." 

Thanks, Ben Steelman and Star News!