The Atlantis Code Paperback
Part of the Thomas Lourdes series
An ancient artefact is discovered in a dusty antiquities shop in Alexandria, Egypt - the long forgotten trinket soon becomes the centre of the most deadly archaeological hunt in history. The 20,000 year-old relic is inscribed with what appears to be the long lost language of Atlantis.
Only one man would seem to be able to decode its meaning - the world's foremost linguist, Dr Thomas Lourdes - but only if he can stay alive long enough...Meanwhile, an earthquake in Cadiz, Spain, uncovers a most unexpected site - one which the Vatican rush to be the first to explore...Perhaps the lost city of Atlantis is finally ready to be found? But is the world ready for her secrets?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 592 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/06/2009
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9780141040806
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Review by alatham
I found this to be a very gripping novel from the whole catholic conspiracy/adventure genre. The plot was interesting and the short timeline made it fast paced and a decent page turner. The main characters were all well developed and the romantic interests kept them interesting to the reader.My only criticisms are, firstly, that it is a bit of a Dan Brown rip-off, what with the ubiquitous reference to "code" in the title, found in so much of this genre and the protagonist draws many parallels with Robert Langdon, albeit a slightly different academic discipline. Secondly the ending was a bit predictable and slightly dissapolinting, I would have preferred a dramatic twist at the end, however it failed to deliver on this front.All in all I do recommend it if you enjoy this genre and are filling in time waiting for the new Dan Brown. I would happily read more by this author, however I'd prefer to be presented with something completely original next time.
Review by cathymoore
This has taken me a good few weeks to plough through. It's not unenjoyable but it's not particularly original either. A rogue Catholic priest and a linguistics professor with a penchant for casual sexual encounters are both hunting down a set of five musical instruments which, and this depends one whose side you come down on, will either bring about the end of the world or elevate the church to be on a level with God. The author takes us from Alexandria to Cadiz via Russia, Germany and England. For me there were too many locations and too many characters dragging out what is essentially a simple story.
Review by Elliots89
A enjoyable, fun read about the possible finding of the lost city of Atlantis, taking a similar route to the 'Da Vinci Code,' the books lead character sets out on a series of clues to find Atlantis, overall a thoroughly enjoyable book.