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My review is based on the entire series not this book in isolation. This series had great potential, interesting main characters, a 6th grade girl and boy, and an exciting adventure story, but Allan Frewin Jones' writing failed to fully develop the characters and create interesting or almost magical environments needed to compete with better known authors of children's action/adventure and fantasy books. The biggest problem was his ending or the lack of it which totally disappoints the reader ...more
“The Legend of the Anaconda King” by Allen Frewin Jones is an exciting adventure novel. Two kids named Olivia [Olly] and Josh search for a lost amulet hidden in the Anaconda King’s Layer in the third book of this series. They are not the only ones looking for the amulet. Along the way, the two friends face dangerous situations deep inside of a rainforest. I love the descriptive words used in the story. “The Legend of the Anaconda King” is not as good as the other novels in the series though, so ...more
This adventure book for preteens is enjoyable if not predictable. It includes the irritating topic of teens not being believed by their adults despite successfully doing what the adults cannot. This is book three in a series of which I have not yet read the first two. Allan Jones does a good job of filling in the gaps enough so that you don't need them to be read but it would certainly provide some detail.
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