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Legend (Event Group Adventure #2)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  1,196 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Go down a river of no return, toward a fateful meeting with an animal that predates mankind’s existence by ninety million years---after a treasure that has captured man’s desires for centuries. This is what Legends are made of.

The year 1533: Sent by Francisco Pizarro, Captain Hernando Padilla and his small Spanish expedition found the legend that men had only dared to whis
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 21st 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 2007)
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Tim "The Enchanter"
Not up to par with the debut - 3 Stars

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After being filled with excitement after the stellar book that was #1 in the Event series, I was left a bit disappointed with the follow up effort. Unfortunately, the issue I had with story structure were worse in the second book and showed little growth in writing. It is my expectation that an author will improve on a debut novel. In reality, this is a story of two novels. The first 50% was a generous 2 stars while the final 50% was ea
This book was perhaps better than the author's first, Event. The ebook (Kindle) editing was certainly better though there were at least a dozen errors that jolted me from the story. That being said, I'm enjoying Goleman's continued character development within a fairly large cast for a series. He gives sufficient time to each character to keep you interested. This book was reminiscent of James Rollins' "Amazonia" but with more military detail. It was money well-spent IMO. I'm looking forward to ...more
I picked up this book because of its great cover art and intriguing tagline, promising it would appeal to X-File fans and readers of Preston and Child. Since I'm huge fans of both, I picked it up. Let's just say this thriller was less than thrilling. Instead of focusing on the unknown and possible strange and weird, it was all about the military and very flat and two-dimensional military characters in this book. Not a single character had a personality or stood out in any way. I had such difficu ...more
Kara Jorges
The highly trained, super-secret government organization, the Event Group, is back for another adventure when a team of college students goes missing in the Amazon. Led by former Event Group member Dr. Helen Zachary, the group had gone looking for a hidden valley that supposedly contained El Dorado, the lost gold mine of the Incas. Dr. Zachary was far more interested in the unique animal life supposedly living in the valley, but there are others who only want the gold, and still others yet who w ...more
Having read a lot of negative reviews on the second Event book I was prepared to be thoroughly disappointed. At one point I considered not even reading it, but then I wouldn't be able to judge for myself, would I?

It takes a while to get going, that's for sure. It has to first set the background by introducing two characters from the distant past and the legend of "El Dorado." Then it moves on to the present where the Event Group makes a discovery that is never brought up again for the rest of th
David Lynn Golemon has been compared to another of my favorite authors, James Rollins. While I find Golemon's books highly enjoyable, escapist reads, I don't think he is yet at the level of Rollins. This is only his second book, so there is definitly time for growth and improvement. Much like Rollins, Golemon's books take a longstanding myth or legend, no pun intended, and mixes in government conspiracies, worthy and ruthless villians, cutting-edge science, exciting action sequences, and daring ...more
There's nothing much to say about this book. It wasn't particularly good, nor was it particularly bad. Just mediocre.

Legend suffers from having too many plotlines at once. There's at least three groups of people that we follow through the story, more if one of them splits up. For the sake of simplicity, let's call them the Good Guys, the Bad Guys, and the Damsels in Distress.

So, the story starts when the Damsels in Distress (DiD) decide to gallivant off into the rain forest in search of gold/lon
John Bonilla
wow how do i start. First this book is a perfect five right of the bat the book hooked me it only took the first few pages of the prologue alone to get me to want to keep reading.At first i thought it be cheesy and lame cause well thee title isnt eye catching.The word legend is use so much its getting a bit old but i kept reading and with all the twist and info they give you as you read you just need to know more. As for what lesson we have just started in class is one humor and there is quit a ...more
Where the first book of the Event Group series tackled Roswell, this follow-up focuses on El Dorado - or at least Golemon’s take on the topic. Unfortunately, the book, despite the rediscovery of a lost city, did not live up to my expectations. Something is simply... missing... The overall execution fell a bit flat in large sections, slowing down the overall action quite a bit. More troubling, however, is the continued lack of character development. Unfortunately no headway at all was made in tra ...more
Mary Brock
The tension of ancient unsolved Secret government agencies running rampant....disgusting. Intelligent, thoughtful characters provoking thoughts about different cultures and historical points of view.......interesting. The development of relationships while running a rescue mission in unexplored territory with experimental equipment created compelling action. Keeping the characters straight was difficult, but the book was wonderful to read.
Edward H. Busse, III
NO SPOLIERS!! I loved it - this is the second book I've read from Mr. Golemon - the first was Event. Both were excellent book and I'm looking forward to picking reading Ancients - the 3rd book in the Event Group series. As for Legend - the writing was crisp and the story extremely creative. I like the fact that the story and the writing melds natural science, military, geo-politics, personal power, patriotism, violence, horror, expansive scenery, weaponry, "monsters" and bad guys soooooo well. M ...more
Dee Haddrill
Original read 31 August 2011; listened to via Audible 11 February 2015.

The Event Group are back to save the world! This time, its from people trying to find the treasure of El Dorado!

I really can't rate these books highly enough! I absolutely love them! There is non-stop action, great storylines, indepth and well researched history, and fantastic very likeable characters. As a woman, I love the slight thread of romance running through the book between Jack and Sarah. I think sometimes male autho
I truly enjoy this author - I've read some of his books in the Event group series. As a reader I'm drawn to the characters and look forward to seeing how the story lines play out. As soon as I'm done with one in the series; I start the next one. I started in late August and have read Event, Legend, Ancients, Leviathan, Primeval and am half way through Legacy. The books start slow and deals with past events (hang in there), it then brings you to the present and deals with a top secret US governme ...more
David Elkin
Just a glorious romp with a touch of history and a touch of myth, and a boatload of action. Second book I have read by David G., and though it will not appeal to the "literary" crowd, if you like action, without a blast of sex on every other page, this is the author to seek out.

I do intend to read the whole series, which is the nicest thing one can say. I have started book 1
I really enjoyed Golemon's first book in this series but this second installment of the Event Group series falls far short of being as good as its predecessor. Here is why I think it fails: too many people introduced only to be killed off without having done anything of significance, too many backstabbing and double crossing agents (you never know who to cheer for) and a monster that seems to pick and choose when he/it wants to be savage and monstrous. It really wasn't until the last chapters th ...more
Andreas Kuerzdoerfer
slightly better than the first book from this series.
Characters begin to develop
Very good follow up to Event. Different pace and feel though.
I started reading this series so that I could make sense of the latest volume, but I am enjoying the earlier volumes. This tale involves conquistadors, lost mines, Kilroy, nefarious deeds, action, and chicanery. In all, not a bad thriller.
Patrick Gibson
Legend is a scary, creepy, fast-paced and adventurous, utilizing facets from high-tech weapons and boats to the latest scientific principles. With fantastic character-driven prose, and legendary locales and a myriad of horrific creatures that will surely give you the creeps, this latest novel is better than Golemon's debut novel EVENT.

If you love larger-than-life adventures, filled with interesting characters of all kinds, as well as exotic locales and creatures out of myth and legend and beyon
Mar 17, 2008 Jim rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adventure buffs who don't mind a bit of Tom Clancy's dawdling pacing.
What a frustrating book. There were way, way, I mean WAY too many storylines in this book. I really enjoyed the storyline involving the characters trapped in the El Dorado mine deep in the Amazon. But I just got very tired with the other Event Group storylines, one back at headquarters, and one out in the field--and by page 200 I was skimming these parts because I just really didn't care about these characters. I still wanted to see how the book ended but I would have liked for this story to hav ...more
Dean Stoffel
overall a very fun read. Indy and W13 fans would enjoy the plot and pace.
I thought this book was amazing. I loved the story line, the plot, the Little Bighorn sideplot, and the Event Group in general. I had a few complaints on the editing, namely incorrect words being used. This probably slipped past the author and editors, but either way, it did create some rereading to figure out what it was saying. That aside, this was a great addition to the Event Group series, and I'm looking forward to starting the next one in a few hours.
Great Book. After struggling through the prologue, and may be the first chapter, the rest of the book gets exciting.

A secret government group is sent out to recover a group of college students and their team leader (who was formerly a part of this secret gov't grp.) from the amazon. They set out to follow an ancient map from an expedition that was orginally set out for gold in the 1700's. What is dicovered is a lost world that no one is prepared for.
This is the second book in the Event Group files from Golemon focusing on the lost gold mines of El Dorado. You've got Spanish conquistadors, fish monkeys, Sincaro Indians, a nuclear warhead, a missing university expedition, duplicitous high government officials, a crusty Naval master chief who builds a BRILLIANT river vessel....there's more but..history, military action, monsters, lost gold, Vatican secrets..what's not to like?
Better than Event, but only slightly. Golemon comes up with grand ideas and unique settings, but his action is clinical and drawn-out, his characters are mostly indistinguishable from each other, and their motives are entirely unbelievable. I gave it two stars because I thought there were some cool ideas in the book, but I can't picture anyone devoting the chunk of time required to finish this book and enjoying it.
The 2nd Event Group thriller. This one has the group going to the Amazon region looking for a missing professor and her students who have disappeared. The group were following a map drawn by an early Spanish explorer in the 16th century who was looking for El Dorado. The action ranges from Spain to the Little Bighorn in Montana and to the amazon region. Another possibilitiy for a good action movie.
Lots of twist and turns in this one. Can't seem to put them down once I start them. Read them out of order but I liked this one the best.
Randy Evans
Action and more action. The book mostly takes place in the Amazon as many books of this type do. Never a dull moment.
Benton Mcpeak
Another thriller. Lots to keep up with this one but really enjoyable. I most enjoy the many plot lines that have to come together. Can't wait for the next one.
Doug Raubacher
Second book in the series. High level entertainment. On to the next one!
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David L. Golemon is the author of the Event Group Thrillers, including Event, Ancients, Leviathan and Primeval. Legend, the second book in the series, was nominated for a RITA award for paranormal fiction. Golemon learned an early love of reading from his father, who told him that the written word, unlike other forms, allows readers to use their own minds, the greatest special effects machines of ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Event Group Adventure (9 books)
  • Event (Event Group Adventure, #1)
  • Ancients (Event Group Thriller #3)
  • Leviathan (Event Group Thriller #4)
  • Primeval (Event Group Thriller #5)
  • Legacy (Event Group Thriller #6)
  • Ripper (Event Group Thriller #7)
  • Carpathian (Event Group Thriller #8)
  • Overlord (Event Group Thriller #9)
Event (Event Group Adventure, #1) Leviathan (Event Group Thriller #4) Primeval (Event Group Thriller #5) Ancients (Event Group Thriller #3) Legacy (Event Group Thriller #6)

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