Valhalla Rising

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It is July, 2003. In the middle of its maiden voyage the luxury cruise ship EMERALD DOLPHIN suddenly catches fire and sinks. What caused it? Why didn't the alarms go off? What was its connection to the revolutionary new engines powering the ship? NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt races to rescue the passengers and investigate the disaster, but he has no idea of the bizarre chain of events about to engulf him. In the next few weeks, Pitt will find himself confronted by an extraordinaryseries of monsters, both human ...

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Dee F

May 10, 2012

Pure Cussler

The book is easy to read. Can't put it down till the end. Always keeps you guessing.

AaronGibson

Oct 18, 2009

Good read new start

With out spoiling the whole book Valhalla Rising is classic Cussler: Dirk, Al and the rest of the cast of characters, on the trail of vikings and subs. Granted that a few things could be changed but those are just minor. Complete with air chases and life changing events Valhalla Rising takes Dirk in a different direction.

roan

Aug 29, 2007

decent adventure with great historical connections

It may be hard to admit enjoying books like this, but the historical aspects and the descriptions of aircraft and watercraft are amazing. This novel is the reason for my new interest in planes. I am able to recognize a Ford Tri-motor on sight, thanks to Clive and Dirk. The discussion of the Viking settlements in North America was accurate and presented in a thoroughly pleasing fashion. This knowledge actually helped me later reading Thor Heyerdahl books. Cussler tells and does not show. The characters, their mannerisms and the relations between them are not at all deep, but adequately move the story along. His descriptions of technology and nautical methods are very good, indeed. Cussler knows his stuff, though I'd rather hear Thor talk about boats and the sea. Nevertheless, this is a fast-paced, non-challenging book that is quite entertaining.

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