The narrative is fast and bloody, the story is fascinating and complex with many sub plots to keep track of. The characters, both real and fictional, are well written and dimensional.
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eturning to Denmark, Mrs. Blixen pulsed Seven Gothic Tales in 1934. The book was written in English, under her nom-de-plume Isak Dinesen and was critically acclaimed.
Amanda Brown, a young missionary from South Carolina, travels to the Belgian Congo in 1958 in order to oversee a missionary guest house in the town of Belle Vue. Belle Vue is a diamond mining town in which the race by the Belgian occupiers to get as many riches as they can before the forces of independence takes over is a major concern.
Jane has been taken by Germans soldiers and Tarzan is frantically looking for her. The fact that they are English and World War I is raging doesn’t help. Tarzan stumbles upon Pal-ul-don (Land of Men) filled with strange humans and prehistoric animals.
During World War I, while John Clayton, Lord Greystoke (Tarzan) is away from his plantation it is destroyed by invading German troops. When he returns to the plantation (in British East Africa), Tarzan discovers many bodies one of whom belongs to his wife.
In The Son of Tarzan, the King of the Jungle discovered Opar, a legendary lost city which is the source of gold. Needing finances, Tarzan returns to enrich himself from their stockpiles. But Tarzan isn’t the only greedy human in the jungle, Albert Werper, a Belgian army officer is also there, secretly following Tarzan.
Even though Nikolas Rokoff, Tarzan’s enemy from previous books, died, his henchman Alexis Paulvitch is very much alive and wants to even the score. Rokoff lures the son of Tarzan & Jane, Jack, away from London but the resourceful young man escapes with the help of Akut the ape.
A non-fiction book which tackles the history of camouflage, lies, bluffs and tricks which helped the British win World War I and World War II.
About: Jungle Tales of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the sixth book about the Lord of the Jungle. Even though this is the sixth book about a character with an established history, it is a prequel. My rating for Jungle Tales of Tarzan — 3 Buy this book in paper or FREE in electronic […]
About: The Geneva Option by Adam LeBor is a novel which introduces the reader to Yael Azoulay, a high-level UN staffer. The book is marketed as being the first in a trilogy by Mr. LeBor who is, by trade, an author and journalist. The publisher is giving away one copy of this book –to enter […]