Advantages: Beautiful descriptions of land and locations

Disadvantages: Hard to imagine in

This is single the second or 3rd Isabel Allende passage that I've publication and it was not what I awaited at all.

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As usual, the script method is normally South American (if you have read any Garcia Marquez you will cognise what I plan) next to rhetorical and flowery phrases and musical descriptions. The descriptions of the surroundings of the Himalayas, where most of the history is set, were lovely and made me deprivation to coming together that area.


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The innovative features 3 leading characters, Alex Cold, his companion Nadia and his grannie Kate. The bad guys are the Collector, who is ultra-rich and can buy just about anything he wants, and the Specialist, a variety of general-purpose hit man and procurer, hired by the Collector to get the Golden Dragon, a fabled monument which is so-called to augur the forthcoming. The Collector hopes to become even comfortable by exploitation this to trade name a sidesplitting on the threadbare activity. Kate is as well curious in the Golden Dragon, though not for the aforesaid reasons. She's a writer and it would produce a well behaved narration. The legend centres in a circle the Specialist's hard work to get surround of the Dragon and the pains of Kate, Alex, Nadia and others to ending the embezzlement and later to find it. There are a small indefinite amount of redeeming twists, which I won't expose as that power mar the fable.

What I deliberation

I was befuddled by the cornucopia of references to what these characters had finished in a one-time risky venture in the Amazon, but it ready-made more than ability sometime I'd complete this was module two of a trio. If you publication this book, you will brainwave you know well-nigh as so much just about the first dangerous undertaking as the widespread one.

Although I liked the major characters, I recovered it truly rocky to suppose in them, with both the children seeming far too astute for their ages (Alex is active 16 and Nadia 13) and prone to go trigger-happy off to do unrealizable holding. Their predilection to twirl into their totems (Alex's a jaguar and Nadia's an eagle) is also outlandish. The key villains likewise look to be caricatures, near newly a few prominent characteristics to modify us to choice them out.

That someone said, I enjoyed the manuscript despite the fancy of incorporeality that pervades it. I revealed after I'd done with language the fresh that it's expected to be a children's journal (it was a reading clique selection, thus my content), and that probably accounts for the magic and fantastic weather condition. At the age of 12, I would have decisively enjoyed it; as an adult, a number of weather are a bit too fantastic for my morsel.

Summary: A virtuous children's story; adults may brainwave it harder to read

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