Musings From Us Entries For Action & Adventure

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of Books & Literature / Action & Adventure that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Sahara : A Dirk Pitt Adventure

This entry was posted in Action & Adventure, Contemporary, History, Intrigue & Spy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense by Cleave on

Sahara-A-Dirk-Pitt-AdventureThis wonderfully detailed and imaginative book is full of imagery and passion that pulls you in and just wont let you go till the end. That is the way with most of Clive Cussler’s books. He is a true master when it comes to writing derivative fiction. He adds just enough fact to make the whole story believable as f it is happening right now. It is truly a shame that the film that was made from this book did not keep that in mind, it is no wonder that Clive Cussler was so livid when the movie came out. If a studio did that to a story of mine I would be mad as well.

The Hobbit or There and Back Again (Revised Edition)

This entry was posted in Action & Adventure, Books & Literature, Fantasy by Cleave on

While many have seen the cartoon and many have notions from seeing the Lord of the Rings films you do not quite get the full scope of the story till you actually read the book. The Hobbit is a story of, well a Hobbit and the enchanting prelude to The Lord Of The Rings. That Hobbit’s name is Bilbo Baggins and he is about to set of on an adventurer that will change his life and that of the entire world. He becomes both the start and the ending of the troubles in the world in ways that a simple respectable Hobbit would never think of doing. Hobbit’s never go on adventures if they can help it, they stay at home in their cosy little hole, eat, sleep and tend their gardens. Oh how he wishes that was all he was doing during the entire book.

Incarnations of Immortality – Wielding A Red Sword

This entry was posted in Action & Adventure, Books & Literature, Fantasy by Cleave on

The forth book in the Incarnations of Immortality series written by Piers Anthony takes us into the depths of India and the conflict that is going on between Satan and Mars, the Incarnation of War. The current Incarnation has to go and another found to take his place and you know Satan is going to make sure that both happen and that the replacement will be easy for him to control. Satan needs souls and to be able to do as he wishes on Earth so that he can gather as many corrupt souls as possible. The current Mars is not going to just let him do it so to get rid of him Satan has to get rid of war all together. Not a simple task, not even for Satan. He will have to bribe many politicians and grant favors to even the best of humanity to see that it is accomplished. This might look like Satan is doing a favor for humanity but is in fact doing the opposite.

Raptor Red

This entry was posted in Action & Adventure, Books & Literature by Snowfoxx on

I read this book a few years ago, and it features a most unusual lead character in a time period one would never consider for a piece of historical, make that, pre-historical fiction. The lead character is a Utahraptor, which we know only as “Red”, and the time setting is the lower Cretaceous period. Red has just lost her pack and mate due to an volcanic eruption in what could possibly be the western subcontinent that will become part of North America . There is much upheaval not only in the geological makeup of the land itself, but in the social structure of the creatures in Red’s lifetime. Utahraptors are very intelligent and social animals. They hunt in packs and mate for life, and this is Red’s tale to find a new place in her topsy-turvy world where just about anything can happen. In her search for a new clan and mate, she finds allies in her natural enemies when floods threaten to destroy them all. She encounters others of her kind, and fights for what she claims to be hers, as in a new, young mate. The dominance of the female Utahraptor is nothing to mess with, and when two female are fighting over one male, it goes beyond cat-fight. She evades larger predators, and finds her own happy ending, that is, about as happy as it can get for a carnivorous dinosaur. We could all learn some great survival skills from this tough lady.

The Jungle (The Oregon Files)

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The Jungle written by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul is an exciting adventure tale that is full of intrigue and suspense as we are taken from the deserts of an Afghan village to the jungles of Myanmar to the Alps of France. And that is just the land trips that the crew of the Oregon make in this delightfully thrilling tale. It is truly amazing how realistic Cussler is able to make the characters that are in his books and the missions that he writes about. You almost feel like it is something that is happening right now the way that he weaves current events into the story line as well so that the material stays current. He is definitely a master bard deserving of a laureate with the works that he has produced.