When I was a child there were two great adventure writers we held above all, Julio Verne and Emilio Salgari. Both men were prolific adventure writers and took us around the world with their stories, introducing us to the people and customs of far away lands in the process. I read Sandokan in Spanish when I was a child and it is still one of my favorite books. Salgari's books were always full of fast paced adventure and Sandokan The Tiger of Malyasia one of his most legendary heroes. When I learned the book had finally been translated into English, I bought it for my 9-year-old son; he loved it. He read it with a dictionary next to him for looking up "pirate" words he didn't know. Now he has… Read more
Sandokan and Yanez face the dreaded Suyodhana in India. This is a fast paced-book with plenty of action: jungle dangers, battles on land and sea, ambushes... all the classic elements you would find in any Salgari novel. Five years have passed since Tremail-Naik, Ada and Kammamuri set off for India. As always, it's a delight to spend time with these characters and meet a few new ones. It's sure not to disappoint any Sandokan fans!
How can humans survive and prosper 1500 feet below the earth's surface? Jules Verne successfully weaves a dark yet magnificent story set in a coal mine, deep within a cavern world. Life in the mine is peaceful, with its beautiful lake and attractive homes. Yet there lurks an evil presence in the form of the Harfang owl, and fire maidens who dwell in the ruined castle. Unexplainable, malicious, and life threatening occurrences begin.