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Allan Quatermain and the Ice Gods (Allan Quatermain #14)

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This novel is the final volume of the Allan Quatermain saga, and it comprises the fourth part of a loosely linked series begun with Allan and the Holy Flower. Once more Quatermain takes the hallucinogenic taduki drug, as he did in previous novels, and he relives a previous incarnation. He finds himself in pre-historic time, "cave-men" times, and enjoys a variety of adventu ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published March 30th 2002 by Borgo Press (first published 1927)
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This is the last of the 14 Allan Quatermain novels that H. Rider Haggard wrote, and completes the loosely linked quartet that began with "Allan and the Holy Flower," continued into "The Ivory Child" and then "The Ancient Allan." (A reading of these earlier books is recommended before going into this one.) In this final book, Quatermain again partakes of the taduki drug, as he did in the previous two novels, and gets to see a previous incarnation of his--when he was Wi, the leader of a small trib ...more
Allan and the Ice-Gods is a different type of Allan Quatermain story. It takes place completely in his home where Allan and a friend smoke a native herb and regress to pre-historic times. A dream sequence reveals the adventures of their pre-historic counterparts. If you are not interested in earlier times or are not an Allan Quartermain fan, skip this read, but if you enjoy books like Jean Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear and its sequels, then you should enjoy this one too. I found it very entertain ...more
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I do not want to go too much into the storyline for fear of giving away the ending, but there are additional novels involving Allan Allan Quatermain. The review will apply to basically all the novels in the Allan Quatermain series. The interesting part is that after finishing the novel Allan Quatermain you would think the story ends, but it does not. The novels are about three privileged Englishmen who, out of life's boredom, head over to Africa for a little adventure. When reading the books you ...more
A journey to the past......a book to remember
I'll read anything Haggard has written. This was a fun adventure story.
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Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of the scale of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. He was also involved in agricultural reform and improvement in the British Empire.

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