by W.E Lawrence
Book: Stand Alone
Pub Date: December 2015
Genre: Young Adult
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Chakana is a historical romance novel filled with action, adventure, suspense, and intrigue.
In 1939, before the start of World War II, James Fleming, the original British secret agent, races on a high-stakes chase to track down the ancient lost treasure of King Huascar of the Incas. He must recover it before the Nazis do or the whole world will be in imminent danger.
But this is no ordinary treasure hunt. The Incas have proven their cunning and intellect in not only how they hid their treasure, but how they protected it. Fleming joins forces in the remote ruins of Peru, South America with Kate Rhodes, a policewoman on leave from the United States, her archaeologist brother, Nick, and their college professor, Dr. Charlie. Together, they must decode, interpret the clues, and face the challenges of the Chakana on their hunt for the treasure.
If this wasn’t difficult enough, the group is hounded throughout their search of the ancient Sacred Valley by international artifact smugglers, familiar with the Chakana and working with the Nazis, who are determined to acquire the treasure to help finance their war effort. Intrigue, danger, suspense, action, adventure, and even romance abound in this brave band’s quest to save the free world.
My Review: Another great book by Lawrence!
First off, I'm not a fan of world wars or anything similar to that. But since I liked the other book by this author I had to try it. Plus I do love the adventure that takes place.
James gathers a bunch of people and take on the adventure of finding the lost treasure. Its either get it in their hands or see what happens if the Nazi's got it first. I wasn't sure what would happen, but I loved that you're given so many ways to learn from this story. History, the Chakana, finding the king that belonged to a king, clues, decoding. It was actually much better than I thought and the details were done really well.
When the smugglers are added to the mix, things move quickly. After all, having so many people going after you, it ought to kick you in gear and win. It was written very well, having it take place many years in the past. It seemed as if you were in that time, part of the world and racing along with everyone. Overall, this was amazing. The author really nailed it and I can't wait to see what's next!