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Lots of Pseudo Faux Science Fun This is one messed up dude. By nature I’m an easy sell. Mick tells Dominique that the history we know is false. I started reading this book years ago when i was on a long distance bike trip and staying at a friends house for a few nights. For 32 years, archaeologist Julius Gabriel has investigated the Mayan calendar, a year-old enigma that predicts the end of humanity.

I’ve already mentioned characterisation failures, but I’ve said nothing about the villains. The book starts off with letting us know what killed the dinosaurs. He then tries to convince the Russian Leader to do the same. The government is conspiratorial. Once the focus was shifted to Mick and the actual thriller part was embraced, I could see why people could–some would–like this very much.

Started off well – seemingly well researched and reasonably well written, but I’m afraid I lost interest with all of the alien space craft. Product details Paperback Publisher: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Any academic should know better and that the author would brush it aside so makes me doubt his qualifications.

He is alive for the first chapter of the book then he is dead. For that i’m very grateful that i came across this book. This does, at times, feel like an encyclopedic “who is who” of ancient monuments and mysteries.


For one thing, the Alten cheese factor is still occasionally in effect, and some of the dialog is bad enough to make you wince. His parents were archeologists who spent many years in South America trying to find out the history and the past, also traveling all over the world, and raising Mike to understand there were mysteries that were unanswered.

El Testamento Maya

I was pleased to see photos in the book also. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I could find no reason or rhyme why some words were underlined and some weren’t. Many parts of this book were well-researched — like the sophisticated Mayan civilization and the characteristics of various ancient wonders that have survived to this alteb, and I even liked the premise that each of them is linked by a prophecy to help mankind survive Armaggedon on Dec.

He has one eye and is Secretary of State. Second, to remain accessible to his readers.

After his father presented their discovery to te scientist community, no one believe what they said and his father reputation that took him thirty years to build was destroyed. It by the way was shot down by another alien ship. Dominique is a psycologist, she has Maya ethincity from part of her mother.

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Michel was an archeologist, him and his father julius Tesstamento a famous archeologist tried to discover the significant of the Maya prophecy.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. May mayq, CanadianEditor rated it did not like it Shelves: Maybe it was because it was part psychological thriller, part historical fiction, and all undeniably, relentessly plot-driven. Her opinions swing back and forth over whether Mick is truly crazy so fast and so many times she would be able to tewtamento my computer.


Just joking despite the book stating over and over again that Julius Gabriel is a revered and well regarded archaeologists his methods of excavation is to go to the Nazca Lines with a metal detector. The lovebirds to the horizontal tango and she thinks that they are going to spend a happy life together but then Mick says the prophesy is not over. Readers who testa,ento on realism should look elsewhere, but those who like to get swept away on a wild ride with few restraints are in for a treat.

The action takes awhile to get going, but the pervasive sense of impending doom kept the pages turning.

Share your thoughts with other customers. The biggest problem, though, is that the book is just too darn long, mostly because of all the “facts” that Alten tries to squeeze in altwn of whether or not they add anything to the story. Return to Book Page. Apr 07, Stefan Svartling rated it really liked it.