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The lost continent by C. J. Cutliffe Hyne

The lost continent (1900)

by C. J. Cutliffe Hyne

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A wild romp with a flawless (read: Gary-Stuish) hero is this classic Atlantis-story, but considering its age of more than 100 years, a lot of flaws may be forgiven. And the 1st person narrator Deucalion does have a lot of charme, I must admit.
Unsatisfactory: the magical plotholes. Magic can level a city and drown a continent, but is not able to destroy a siege tower? Pretty useless.
Also: the romance. I don't believe that a mad, immortal and fateful passion for a woman that develops over a span of a few hours suddenly becomes the only force and motivation of action for a character like Deucalion. That'd be pretty pathetic, especially as the lady in question is "dead" for the majority of the story (and doesn't do much more than a corpse even when she's not). That's even more astonishing as Hyne is able to write interesting women characters - the main villain is charming, clever, gifted and ruthless.

All in all a very fun read. And "Son of a European" shall be my favourite insult from now on. ( )
  DeusXMachina | Sep 12, 2018 |
Writing style not at all readable to me so abandoning it. ( )
  lydiasbooks | Jan 17, 2018 |
Amazing literature, impressive writing style. ( )
  FredericoR | Nov 17, 2015 |
Pretty silly novel of Atlantis, culminating in the great flood. The point of view character is Deucalion, a famous flood survivor in the Greek tradition. This could be an example of how a great deal of fantasy will date itself by its plots and interests. But not a good trashy book! originally published in 1900. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Jan 4, 2014 |
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Carter, LinIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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We were both of us not a little stiff as the result of sleeping out in the open all that night, for even in Grand Canary the dew-fall and the comparative chill of darkness are not to be trifled with.
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For years people have speculated about the lost continent of Atlantis. Atlantis was an incredible place at its height. It was a beautiful city full of pyramids surrounding a mountain. What were those last days like? What power did its monarch possess? How far reaching was its navy and its colonies? The possibilities conjured up in our imagination are endless.
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The finest tale ever written of fabled Atlantis, The Lost Continent is a sweeping, fiery saga of the last days of the doomed land. Atlantis, at the height of its power and glory, is without equal. It has established far-flung colonies in Egypt and Central America, and its mighty navies patrol the seas. The priests of Atlantis channel the elemental powers of the universe, and a powerful monarch rules from a staggeringly beautiful city of pyramids and shining temples clustered around a sacred mountain.
Mighty Atlantis is also decaying and corrupt. Its people are growing soft and decadent, and many live in squalor. Rebellion is in the air, and prophecies of doom ring forth. Into this epic drama of the end of time stride two memorable characters: the warrior-priest Deucalion, stern, just, and loyal, and the Empress Phorenice, brilliant, ambitious, and passionate. The old and new Atlantis collide in a titanic showdown between Deucalion and Phorenice, a struggle that soon affects the destiny of an entire civilization.

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A classic "lost race" story, with all of the required elements: a seductive empress, a straight-arrow hero, battles, escapes, sorcery, and earth-shattering cataclysms! Eminently readable and very entertaining, without any profundity to distract a fan of Haggard, Aubrey, or Janvier-style fantasy literature.… (more)

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