Title: The Vilcambaba Prophecy (A Nick Randall Novel) by Robert Rapozas
Genre: Fiction – Adventure/Suspense
Length: 223 pages
Publication date: April 10, 2016
Publisher: Devil’s Tower, an imprint of Ravenswood Publishing
NICK RANDALL is an archeologist who believes mankind isn’t alone on Earth. When a mysterious benefactor funds his research, he departs to find the lost city of Vilcabamba. Hidden deep in the Amazon, Randall believes the city holds proof that his contentious theory is true. Upon arriving at the ruins, he mysteriously disappears.
Randall’s beautiful daughter SAMANTHA learns of her father’s disappearance from his mentor FRANCISCO ANDRADE who pleads for her help. An accomplished archeologist herself, Sam must decide if she will set aside her career and search for the man she blames for her mother’s death.
But someone else is looking for her father as well. FRANCIS DUMOND, a shadowy man with unlimited resources, will stop at nothing to find Vilcabamba and use its technology to control the world. It’s a race against time to see if Sam can find her father, prove his theories and stop Dumond.
Happy Saturday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Vilcambaba Prophecy by Robert Rapoza. I’d like to send my thanks to the author and the publisher Ravenswood Publishing for giving me the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
In The Vilcambaba Prophecy we follow an archaeologist Nick Randall to the Amazon where he has been studying a tribe that lead him to the mysterious ruins of Vilcambaba. He is on a quest to prove his controversial take on technology and mankind thanks to the generosity of an anonymous benefactor. Little does he know that his benefactor will stop at next to nothing to obtain what is fabled to lay in these mysterious ruins, putting his very life and the life of his friends and daughter in danger.
Honestly wherever there is a good story about archaeologists, ancient prophecies, mysterious ruins and danger, I am so there. I knew this story was going to be like candy to me just from the description and I wasn’t disappointed. I enjoyed this book from the very first page. It had all the elements I love in a great adventure story – danger, betrayal, gunfire fights, mysterious relics, mysterious ancient ruins and a prophecy! While I expected these things, I was really surprised by the direction in which the story went sometimes, but in a wholly good way. Like I would never have expected this book to include extraterrestrial themes but it did and I thought that was extremely awesome as that has always been something I have been into. This book was fast paced and fun to read. It was a light read in both content and length, definitely possible to read this in one sitting due to it being so fun and interesting that you will want to keep reading it until the end.
I was also a fan of the writing. This is some good, solid writing and I always felt in on the action and it gripped my attention to the very end. I am giving this book four stars since I enjoyed my read of it so much and recommend reading it especially if you are into these types of stories like Indiana Jones or National Treasure. I definitely have a soft spot for those! I would definitely be up to reading another book in this series or just another book from the author in general.
Born and raised in Southern California, Robert Rapoza began writing his first novel in 2012. The result of these early efforts is his first story THE VISITORS, a novel about Nick Randall, an archeologist on the fringes of the scientific community. Since that time, he has written a second thriller ARCTIC INCURSION, which continues to follow Nick Randall’s exploits. When not writing full length fiction novels, he also enjoys writing short fiction following the characters from his novels along with other original concepts. He is a member of the Southern California Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers Association and enjoys interacting with other local writers. Bob is also actively involved with the online writing critique group ‘YouWriteOn’ where he receives and provides feedback with other authors.
The ideas for his stories are drawn from his interest in archeology and science and his love of adventure stories. Bob has always been drawn to these topics and is fascinated by the technology utilized by ancient civilizations. This interest has provided fertile ground for entertaining stories. History is rich with mysteries waiting to be solved and Bob enjoys asking questions about these mysteries and offering ideas about what they might mean.
Bob is represented by Mark Gottlieb of the Trident Media Group and is actively seeking to have his first works of fiction published.
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