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Masters of the Sea: The Adventures of Verne's Mathias Sandorf Paperback – June 1, 2010
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"_Masters of the Sea_ follows Dr. Mathias Sandorf, an Austrian patriot, who is pitted against occupying German forces. He is betrayed, condemned, and imprisoned. He escapes the dungeon of Pisino prison and the rapids of the Foiba River. Assisted by a loyal fisherman, he flees Austria, is shipwrecked and marooned for twenty years on an uncharted island in the Atlantic Ocean. A secretive band of Chiese [sic] evade discovery for ten years by living hidden within the hollowed out volcasno [sic] on the island. By chance, Dr. Sandorf comes to the rescue of one of them battling a giant boar. The Chinese in turn rescue Dr. Sandorf when a tidal wave assails the island. A friendship ensues and many secrets are revealed. These secrets include Shaolin martial arts, tactile and projected hypnosis, cellular rejuvenation, and the ability to communicate with sea creatures. When it becomes evident that the next tidal wave will destroy the island, they build a ship atop the volcano's peak and ride the wave to freedom. Together they return to Austria where Dr. Sandorf receives a hero's welcome for the revolution he led was successful. Unlike the Count of Monte Cristo's return of revenge, Dr. Sandorf never knew who betrayed him. These traitorus [sic] villans [sic] were aligned anew with Germans plotting to subjugate Austria again. In a series of chilling attempts to kill Dr. Sandorf, he evades them launching countstrikes [sic].Read more ›