The Valley of the Ancients
In a London suburb two families guarding an extraordinary secret plan an epic journey to a lost crater in the Amazon jungle. Their mission: to discover whether dinosaurs still exist on earth. Thousands of miles away, in a Brazilian high-security prison, a gang of ruthless criminals hatch plans of escape and murder. In a nearby university laboratory a brilliant but evil professor becomes obsessed by one of the most incredible inventions in human history. Soon, all their destinies become inextricably linked in a violent and mortal struggle. The outcome will affect the lives of countless people, all over the world. A spell-binding, colourful and exciting adventure packed with interesting facts, fearsome creatures and beautiful illustrations.
- Electronic book text | 448 pages
- 21 Jun 2012
- FABER & FABER
- FABER CHILDREN'S BOOKS
- London, United Kingdom
About David Alric
David has had a highly distinguished career as a medical professor, having established himself as an international leader in the field of radiology. David's writing experience and scientific knowledge have now been brought to bear on writing for a very different readership. In his novels, The Promised One and The Valley of the Ancients, he combines his story-telling skills honed by years of reading to his children and grandchildren with his deep and wide-ranging understanding of natural history, science and general knowledge to create a fascinating mixture of adventure, fantasy and fact. David is married with three children and five grandchildren. They see him most days and are his severest critics.