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La ciudad sagrada (original 1999; edition 2003)

by Douglas J. Preston, Lincoln Child, Ana Alcaina (Translator)

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Title:La ciudad sagrada
Authors:Douglas J. Preston
Other authors:Lincoln Child, Ana Alcaina (Translator)
Info:Barcelona : Debolsillo, 2003
Collections:Leídos, Read but unowned
Rating:***1/2
Tags:thriller

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This is another winner by Preston & Childs. It is filled with suspense and Native American mythology.

An archeologist, Nora Kelly, finally gets an expedition together to go search for the lost city of Quivira where an ancient civilization totally disappeared without evidence as to why. The institute that she works for is funding the expedition.

The trip is full of dangerous terrain and is nearly impossible. On part of the trip they lose 3 of their horses over a cliff. Hope is almost lost of finding the city when it is seen through a canyon.

Each member of the expedition is there for their own reasons and Bill Smithback (yes the one and only from "Relic") is the journalist along to document the find.

The story is fraught with dangers, especially once they are at Quivira. The fabled city once thought to be the seat of the Anaszi nation is found to be evil like no other evil around.


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  Diane_K | Jul 14, 2015 |
This was a fantastic read, and great story by Preston & Child, who are certainly at the top of my favourite authors list.

It's a fast paced, adventure/treasure hunter that incorporates a sense of dread as well as long for past family secrets. Throw into the mix is some great Anasazi folklore that is set in the canyons and valleys and plateaus of the American southwest - pictographs, legends abound.

It's hard to classify this as a horror novel, because it also falls into the thriller and adventure genre.

If you haven't read Preston & Child - this is a good place to start as it is stand-alone novel, unlike the Pendergast series of fantastic books. ( )
  TJCams | May 5, 2015 |
Archeological expedition to find the fabled Anastazi city of Quivira. I always think I am going to like Preston and Childs works more than I actually do, and this was no exception. The premise is fascinating but somewhere midway I lose focus. The characterizations are a bit shallow, but the descriptions of the scenery are remarkable and I always learn a lot. All in all, meh. ( )
  wareagle78 | Jan 5, 2015 |
Exciting archeological adventure in the Utah desert. A different take on the search for the Lost City of Gold. ( )
  busyreadin | Jun 24, 2014 |
Another great story by Preston & Child! ( )
  Robert.Louis.Caldwel | Jan 26, 2014 |
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Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich---the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country. Searching for her father and his glory, Nora begins t unravel the greatest riddle of American archeology. but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors...

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The bestselling authors of "The Relic" deliver a "highly readable tale of adventure and long-ago crimes" ("Dallas Morning News"). An archeologist goes in search of the fabled Lost City of Gold, an expedition her father had begun 16 years earlier before he mysteriously vanished in southeast Utah.… (more)

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