The Atlantis Code

The Atlantis Code

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
5

A thrill-seeking Harvard linguistics professor and an ultrasecret branch of the Catholic Church go head-to-head in a race to uncover the secrets of the lost city of Atlantis. The ruins of the technologically-advanced, eerily-enigmatic ancient civilization promise their discoverer fame, fortune, and power… but hold earth-shattering secrets about the origin of man.  

While world-famous linguist and archaeologist, Thomas Lourds, is shooting a film that dramatizes his flamboyant life and scientific achievements, satellites spot impossibly ancient ruins along the Spanish coast.  Lourds knows exactly what it means: the Lost Continent of Atlantis has been found.  The race is on, and Lourds' challengers will do anything to get there first.

Whoever controls the Lost Continent will control the world.
Publisher: New York : Forge, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765315311
0765315319
Characteristics: 428 p. : map ; 25 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

j
jontalk
Mar 14, 2018

A mediocre attempt at 'doing' a Dan Brown story, complete with a professor and 'friendly' female sidekick. As a word smith he leaves much to be desired; characters are blah and story predictable. I also found there was FAR too much dialog and descriptions of actions or locations that were in my opinion, unnecessary. He's a Dan Brown wannabe in my opinion, but Brown still holds the reins when it comes to historical fiction suspense books.

m
MaleahMac
Sep 16, 2016

Charles Brokaw Rules. Hands down. <3

c
Chapel_Hill_AmerB
Nov 12, 2015

An exciting fast paced read with good character development to boot. While this has been compared to Da Vinci Code, I found the writing of Atlantis Code to be more mature and sophisticated. I devoured it in 2 sittings totalling about 6 hours. Recommended.

k
Keogh
Jan 29, 2012

Fairly decently paced, but you can't help comparing it to the Da Vinci Code, without which this book would never have been published. The lead, an archaeologist-linguist, is a less interesting Robert Langdon who seems to be catnip to women for some inexplicable reason, and is pretty thoughtless in that regard. The book is helped somewhat by a good female lead, a Russian police detective, and a rather good villain, a Catholic cardinal.

d
dsander
Sep 14, 2011

Pretty good overall. Well written and entertaining. Not quite the same suspense level as Da Vinci Code (to which it compares itself) but still pretty entertaining. It was very slightly predictable but so many of these books can be. You have to surrender yourself to the story and just enjoy it. If you are interested in this genre, it's worth the read.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at PDL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top