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VINE VOICEon 23 September 2014
THE STORY:
1926. At the request of Marcus Brody, Professor Indiana Jones travels to South America with his lover Deirdre Campbell to search for the lost British explorer Colonel Fawcett. His search will lead him into conflict with gangsters, a jealous rival Professor and cannibalistic natives, before he finally finds a mysterious lost civilisation deep in the Brazilian jungles.

WHAT'S GOOD:
The beginning of this book is excellent, with Indy encountering ancient perils whilst trapped within a mysterious temple in the jungles of Guatemala. It really captured the feel of Doctor Jones' big screen adventures, particularly 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'. Later scenes sporadically also recapture that feeling and a scene aboard cable cars above Rio was reminiscent of James Bond, who is Indy's spiritual predecessor.

WHAT'S BAD:
Deirdre rapidly becomes tedious and one-dimensional, as does her relationship with Indy. The discovery of the lost civilisation was a great disappointment to me too. Don't get me wrong, MacGregor has done a great job of fleshing out the backstory and society of the city of Ceiba but it sits so badly with Indiana Jones' adventures as to be constantly jarring. The death of a major character in Indy's life is handled very briefly and pretty badly (think of Cyclops' death in 'X-Men 3'). Perhaps the worst crime of this book is that, after you've read through all the awkward clashing of genres, Indy loses his memory of everything that happened. It cheats Indy of any character development he's gained throughout the adventure and it cheats you as the reader. The book may as well have ended with 'Then he woke up and realised it was all a dream'.
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on 11 March 2015
The adventure I was looking for and I don't even have to sweat for it.
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on 4 October 2014
A decent paced Story with many elements of the Indiana Jones movies thrown in for good measure.
(Though to be honest, the first few chapters were the most 'Movie Like' parts that were super enjoyable)
The story was good, it wasn't flawless, but it kept me interested and eager to continue.

I have only one complaint about the story.

- Terrible abrupt ending.. It is really exciting and action packed then!--- just stops?
Like the author ran out of idea's and just, cut it off and wrote in a lame excuse for an Epilogue.

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Book Condition Complaint

The book had numerous spelling errors. Smudged ink from the printing process. Crumpled pages, and page 54 had 30% of the page ripped out, like someone took a bite out of it. I didn't miss any vital information however, it's just not what you expect for paying full price for a New book.
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VINE VOICEon 30 May 2009
In this adventure Indy is sent off to South America to find an English explorer who has vanished in the Amazon while searching for a lost tribe. He takes Deirdre along with him, marrying her on the way. Once in Rio they meet with local hostiles who hound them all the way into the jungle where things get murky and needlessly complicated with too many 'dreaming' twists as the lost tribe mess with Indy's mind.

Yawn! I understand that Rob MacGregor is writing to demand and deadlines here rather than from the heart, but come on! The only impressive thing about this book is MacGregor's research into Celtic tribes. Merlin from the previous book turns up again, would you believe. It's probably all nonsense (I ain't an archaeologist) but it interesting theory nonetheless and it ties in nicely with the previous book (Note: Read these order).

Hardcore Indy fans should check it out. Casual readers would be better off looking elsewhere for their fix of pulp.
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on 17 February 1999
Okay this book started well, Just one mythological thing(the city)he didn't take it too far(kept it in line with the temple of doom) AND THEN HE PUTS MERLIN IN THE BOOK! What was he thinking? Does he have to put a dead mythological guy in every book? Come on Rob, Merlin had NO PLACE in this book! It would have been one of your best! Too bad man, Too bad!
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on 9 August 1999
The whole point of the book, searching for the lost city in South America, is definitely one worthy of Indiana Jones. However, the book just wasn't written with enough adventure to satisfy me. This is the ninth Indy book I've read, and I must say that I like the way MacGreggor Links Stonehenge, the Omphalos, And the lost city.
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on 13 May 1998
I have six books now. Philosophers Stone, Peril at Delphi, Seven Veils, Unicorns legacy, Interior World, and Sky Pirates, but I've read White Witch. I just ordered the last three, Dance of the Giants, Genesis Deluge, and the Hollow Earth. But all togeter Unicorns Horn was the best! I hope they come out with more, especialy Rob and Max. I LOVE INDY BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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