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Posted on Jan 15, 2012 4:23:18 PM PST
M. Breggar says:
Check out "The Return of The Owl" -- it's a movie serial in print form!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2012 7:10:41 AM PST
Holly says:
Couldn't agree more, Roger. Rider Haggard's The ghost kings is one of my favourites - not to mention Wilbur Smith's earlier writings or in fact newcomer, Jeffrey Whittam

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 7:59:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 23, 2012 8:09:53 AM PST
coolkitten says:
Jack and the Jungle Lion

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2012 9:23:30 AM PST
Roger Weston says:
Hi Holly, I haven't read The Ghost Kings. Thought She was excellent. I've heard Haggard referred to as the father of the adventure genre. I also enjoy Wilbur Smith. Will check out Jeffrey Whittam. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2012 10:57:57 AM PST
I think "Hitler's Granddaughter" and Them-2 are awesome adventure stories.

Posted on Jan 26, 2012 11:12:25 AM PST
HITLER'S GRANDDAUGHTER - is a fast paced Action/Adventure thriller about a Neo Nazi plan to shift the Earth's crust and move Antarctica to present day Europe. It is also about a powerful organization called, The Brotherhood, who plans to use alien technology to travel back through time and assassinate Jesus Christ and Mohammed. The story begins in beautiful Bavaria, Germany, in an intense hunt for Nazi treasure, and overflows to Argentina and extends to Antarctica; to ancient Judaea, World War II, and then beyond belief. Dr. Monday Stiehl, his fiancée, Daria, and his ex-Special Forces Team, join other unforgettable characters in a daring race to solve historical mysteries, conspiracy theories, and to save the world from total annihilation, both past, and present.
ALSO - "THEM-2" is a sequel to the great 1950's Classic THEM about giant ants conquering the world.

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 1:00:53 PM PST
Greetings old-fashioned adventure novel lovers, I just wanted to take a few moments to thank everyone for downloading the free promo of The Warriors of Amun at the Weekend. It reached #4 in the UK action adventure free list, #21 in US list and #6 in Germany.

It currently stands at #34 in US most popular fiction action adventure list and #24 in the UK list.

Thanks to all. Regards Andrew

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 5:20:49 AM PST
I have just put my first novel onto amazon it is called To Break an Hourglass - A thrilling adventure story

It's fictional coming-of-age novel which parallels the lives of a young girl, Jemaline (Jem) Foster and her older neighbor, Samantha Cunningham. Jem is a teenager when she runs away from home, chasing adventure and following in the footsteps of her older neighbor. The story is set in the 1950s, and is paralleled by flashbacks from Samantha's life as a female pirate in the 1920s. Told from Jem's point of view, the reader watches Jem grow into a woman while, at the same time, understanding how Samantha became the person she is. It is an adventure novel chronicling the lives of the two women pirates, both in the 1920s and 1950s. As their journey carries them through piracy and riches along the northern coast of Africa, they discover an Arabian slave trade line still in activity. Drawn by a moral conscience, the two women begin an all-out chase across the Sudanese plains to save the kidnapped children from being forced into slavery. As the hunt progresses, the line separating their two lives slowly becomes indistinguishable. And, in the end, Jem must choose what life she will claim and who she will save.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 5:27:15 AM PST
Sorry, I just read that self promotion is bad.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 11:11:02 AM PST
Whar a load of self-promotion this thread has garnered, tut tut tut. Such a shame that authors continually bend the Amazon guidelines for posting - it quite puts me off these forums, which I used to enjoy.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 11:17:02 AM PST
If the OP is really looking for recs, he might try James Rollins and Steve Berry: comtemporary thrillers, with a touch of the "supernatural", weird science, shady organizations and conspirarcies, both are very good. Late night page turners.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2012 4:51:40 PM PST
Lisa_Phelps says:
Try AIR by Will Phelps...lots of action and adventure that you can feel good about!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2012 4:53:20 PM PST
Lisa_Phelps says:
Take a look at AIR by Will Phelps...action and adventure with interesting new technology involved!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 10:42:45 AM PST
David Faxon says:
Darelle- My thought was to write an "old fashioned adventure" set in modern day. One of the few plausible backdrops for such a story is the Amazon rainforest where lost tribes are still being discovered. It proved a rich resource for material.

David Faxon
Author of "Stained River"

Posted on Mar 10, 2012 2:14:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 10, 2012 2:18:48 PM PST
ogeepalmer says:
Yea, dont know sure if writers still go that way, but then their a lots writers and authors now, so is their styles and genre .
you guys should check this out "Greenlight and the Throne Horde ". A Fantasy Adventure and historical Novel for everyone.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2012 10:25:17 AM PDT
Roger Weston says:
Hi David,

The Amazon is a great setting for an "old fashioned adventure." Just thinking about it, I can hear the jungle sounds. That reminds me of an Alistair MacLean novel called River of Death.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2012 7:33:59 PM PDT
David Faxon says:
I hadn't heard of that novel-will be sure to look into it. Thanks Roger!

David Faxon

Posted on May 17, 2012 5:08:56 PM PDT
EasyT says:
I just finished The Black Dragons and found it to be a fun read. Not sure how far back, but it covers the American Revolution era and wraps it around the caribbean area to boot.

Posted on May 18, 2012 6:29:05 PM PDT
Joseph says:
I really enjoyed an adventure novel called "Die By The Sword". It's an old-fashioned adventure novel with a good story line. It's about America and Australia and the author is an Aussie named Moffitt. Worth a read if you're looking.
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