Start reading Forgotten Canyon (A Treasure Hunters Short Story Book 1) on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Forgotten Canyon (A Treasure Hunters Short Story Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lois D. Brown
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Digital List Price: $0.99 What's this?
Kindle Price: $0.00
You Save: $0.99 (100%)

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Star Wars
Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection For the First Time Ever on Digital HD. Own it today. Learn more

Book Description

The thought of finding Montezuma’s 500-year-old treasure urges Johnathon Scribner deep into the Forgotten Canyon. Why he stays there, however, is a different reason altogether.

This free short story about Montezuma's gold will whet your taste for other treasure hunting tales based on real legends and ghost stories. If you enjoy this short read about Aztec gold, try out Lois Brown's book Treasure Hunters: A Collection of Short Stories. Each story in the collection puts an intriguing new spin on some of America's fascinating lore about lost and hidden treasures in the United States.

Product Details

  • File Size: 385 KB
  • Print Length: 21 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lois D. Brown (January 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KAA76S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,087 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read June 14, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a great read. For being such a short story there was alot involved: Many times, what you're looking for is right in front of you, greed will get you nowhere and you have to know when to call it quits. This story was well-written and quite enjoyable. Well worth the 10 minutes it takes to read and I'm definately planning on reading more by this author.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic adventure story! June 15, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
You don't often find short ebook downloads that give you the same experience a full length novel does, but this is one of those rarities. "Forgotten Canyon" tells a wonderful adventure story that will provide much entertainment in the short amount of time it takes to be read.

Story - Jonathon Scribner is a cartographer who lives in a world of luxury, but when he finds a mysterious map with the supposed location of a hidden treasure, he forsakes that luxury for a hike through a canyon that is difficult to maneuver through. Accompanied only by an unfriendly guide and a vast amount of horrible, stinging insects, Jonathon sets out on the adventure of a lifetime in order to become one of the richest and most famous men alive.

Writing Style - The author expertly shows the relationship between Jonathon and Riley, his guide. The author also conveys the atmosphere of the canyon extremely well to the reader; everything from the bugs to the sleeping bag to the cacti are explained perfectly. There is a bit of a history lesson in the story, as well, about Montezuma. Because I'm usually turned off or bored by historical stories, I was very pleasantly surprised to find out that I really enjoyed this history. It was very mysterious, adding to the adventure of this quest.

WARNINGS - Mild Peril

Overall - I loved this story! I thought it was extraordinarily well written, and at the same time, it was fascinating to read. It's adventurous, mysterious, and fun, which are some of the reasons that I've actually already re-read this story. It's such a good short download that I highly recommend.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Short Story Perfect for Your Lunch Break at Work February 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you're looking for a good and quick read during your lunch or smoke break at work, you might want to consider giving this one a try: it's about a fifteen minute read. If you think about a short story format, the author has to be good, fast, in order to get your attention and develop a plot and conclusion vs. the 100,000 words or so a novelist has. The author does so in rapid fashion, and this kind of reminds me of an old Twilight Zone type of story.

As I type this review, the Kindle version is free - grab it now at this price while you can.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Blah April 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A healthy tension between the author and the main character can add zest to fiction, but this story seems mostly driven by the disdain the author has for her latte drinking main character and how poorly he stacks up against Riley, the rugged enigma of an outdoor guide. Less an adventure story than an exercise in predictability, when I finished this story I had to ask myself why it was even written.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten January 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found the characters in this story to be rather repelling. I suppose that was the point. I don't suppose one has to like any of the people in a story, but it helps.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars more horror than action~adventure October 13, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A horror short story without many horrific elements, and I had no trouble falling asleep after. On Amazon, it's listed under Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure, but there's not a lot of that, either, and from the ending it seems closer to Horror. Good writing, decent attention to detail, but just not enough here to hold me. Three stars is the best I can give this one.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a good short story August 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you want a nice quick story, this is the book. Keep in mind,this is a short no chapters,no delving into a characters psyche, just a quick enjoyable read. I enjoyed the book so check it out!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad January 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The writing itself was solid. Even though it was a short story, there could have been a better effort at impressing realism of emotion into the account. The claimed maladies of the main character were stated, but never conveyed as if they really mattered or had any meaningful effect. The ultimate ending was very predictable, while the twist of how it came about was unique but somewhat vague in how it originated- What do the bees have to do with it apart from leave us alone and we'll leave you alone?

It is a story worth reading.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Didn't think much of this book.....not the kind of book I was looking for.
Published 1 month ago by Stan DeBoer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Wonderfully engaging, clean fiction!
Published 1 month ago by Angela Meyers
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting
I liked the story and really wanted more . This topic is very interesting to me. I liked the characters .
Published 2 months ago by Nancy Madril
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Haven't received it yet. does this work
Published 5 months ago by jhirosky
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent short story about treasure hunting in AZ
I am not usually a fan of short stories. This is an exception. I don't know if there really is a Forgotten Canyon in AZ, but it felt real enough. Read more
Published 19 months ago by zzz
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting
A well written story. Short, easy read, but very interesting. Packs some fun twists and turns into a short, quick read. Will read more from this author.
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Brief but interesting
It was good story, but brief, much like this review. A slight conflict between the two characters, the story builds to a climax as the goal becomes close at hand.
Published 21 months ago by J. R. Baker
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
This was my first book to read on the Kindel, and found it to be OK. I did like the price.
Published 21 months ago by Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice
This a rather nice read, that is good if you have an appointment that runs late or cancels, its a good book to have for that twenty or thirty minutes that you may find needs... Read more
Published 23 months ago by inkblottindwrld
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Lois Brown received her bachelor's degree in journalism and worked as a news correspondent in Washington, D.C. She later completed a Master's degree in communications and started her own freelance business.

She has written nearly fifty articles and books, many of which are about nutrition and the use of natural food supplements. She worked as the chief editor to former New York Times best-selling author Dr. Neil Solomon, and she co-wrote a book on time management with former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes.

Please visit her at her website,

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category