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After World War ll, when Fascist leaders were fleeing, and Nazi officials were hiding stolen fortunes, one man was plotting.
His dream for total Aryan supremacy did not die.
An Aryan nation, and a royal race, leading the charge.
He would guide them as spiritual director and master, training an ideological army.
Deep in the Amazon jungle they could hide.
Financed by thousands.
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ebook, Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published May 29th 2011 by Author
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A.E.
Jun 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
The first few chapters are completely confusing but in a good way. It's like those movies where you see snippets of what's happening to different characters, and it all seems totally unrelated but you know it's all going to jell together somehow. And it does.

I hadn't a clue where this was going and it was such a fascinating reveal when I finally got it. If you've read some reviews that explain the premise, you'll know what I'm talking about, but for those who haven't I won't spoil it. Suffice i
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Heather
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Founder was not anything like what I expected. I thought I would find a tribal society ruled by the girl on the front cover totally untouched by the human race. You know those tribes they always talk about on Discovery channel where they find indigenous people who have never seen a white person before. This wasn't that story. This was the opposite. This was a story of an Aryan race, a white supremacist group trying to make a completely pure group of blonde haired blue eyed people while weeding o ...more
Christie
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Founder takes us into a world where a colony of people is hidden deep in the Amazon. They are divided into two sects. The Untouchable and the Pure. They live with the beliefs that carrying a genetic code equaling blond hair, blue eyes, and light skin makes you worth more. Those born without the desired traits are cast off and labeled Untouchable. Isolated from the outside world with the exception of care packages from their “Patron”. They believe they are being trained for a war to help protect ...more
Jennifer
Jun 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did. Visual. The main characters are easily lovable and I regretted the end of the storyline. Thank goodness there are more in this series. There were some typographical errors that didn't get caught, a little distracting, but I got over it quickly because the story is so engaging.

Marta, is a citizen of an Aryan colony hidden deep in the Amazon jungle. She has been raised with generations with this culture and doesn't know a
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Emily
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
I have to admit up front that I was extremely bothered by the fragmented sentences in the writing and I think that held me back from really immersing myself in the novel and characters. I learned in the acknowledgements that the author initially had a struggle with run-on sentences so I understand her writing compensation. The story was interesting but I don't know if I will continue with the series.
Alisa Schlegel
Jun 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Great premise! What an interesting way to introduce the ideology of WWII to young readers. Even to me racism to that degree seems like too long ago and so far away. How could that have even happened? Founder gives you a glimpse into that world and what it takes to overcome it. I could not put this book down. Great read.
Emily
Jul 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was quite a thought provoking book. The author's mother recommended it to me and I really enjoyed the story. I read it on Kindle and there were a few formatting problems such as a skipped line.
Jamie
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Three chapters in, I was confused and intrigued. Five chapters in, I couldn’t put the book down. Twenty Nine chapter in, I was needing the second book to be in my hands immediately. This book is written from two character’s perspectives, each living in a completely different world. Lara is a flight attendant who gets more than she bargains for when her mother visits an Aunt she never knew, taking her family on a journey deep inside the Amazon jungle to discover a colony that has been hidden for ...more
Heather
Sep 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fascinating story, and made even more so when you consider that it’s (loosely) based on a true event! How people could buy into everything those in power are selling is just mind-boggling! But it’s also understanding. It’s all these people have ever known. I really don’t want to say too much, but suffice it to say that the story is very interesting and compelling, and the characters – especially Marta and Lara (the two from whose point of view we follow the tale) – are interesting peop ...more
Kathryn
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
I found the story and general premise really intriguing, but it didn't actually all come together for me. I had a very difficult time with several key character's motivations just not feeling believable and several key events that just came out of the blue without justification from the story or the world the author created. There were a whole lot of sentence fragments, punctuation errors and even word errors (such as using 'too' instead of 'to' or using 'usurp' as a noun instead of a verb.). Th ...more
Kuulei Davies
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book, but I had difficulty with the characters and their motivations. The ending felt too rushed and in some ways unrealistic. I found the grammatical errors distracting. The premise of the book is fantastic and I think that with a little more polish, this could be an engaging and amazing read.
Amy
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Interesting plot: white supremacists have been breeding a superior race in the Brazilian forest since WWII. Some Americans find out about them and go start a revolution. But that's about it. The characters were not well-differentiated, and the story lacked depth. It would make a good movie.
Chris
Jun 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
I had the privilege of reading an early version, and loved it then. Now it's been tweaked and fine tuned to an amazing adventure. Very well written with beautifully descriptive language. Loved the fast paced excitement of the plot, and the characters were easy to get to know and love. Well done!
Tiffany Rivard
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Such a good premise for a book but so poorly written. Several huge typos and hard to follow.
Lori
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It presented a different look on old thoughts and choices.

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