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Prisoners of the Sun

(Tintin #14)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  13,406 ratings  ·  302 reviews
After The Seven Crystal Balls set the eerie stage, Tintin and his friends continue their adventures in Peru. There Tintin rescues an orange-seller named Zorrino from being bullied, and the young man becomes their guide in their quest to find the Temple of the Sun. But they find more than they bargained for and end up in a hot spot. The perils of this engaging two-part adve ...more
Paperback, 62 pages
Published 2002 by Egmont (first published 1946)
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Le Temple du Soleil is the sequel to The Seven Crystal Balls (which I have unfortunately never managed to fully read) and while it is definitely a tale of both engaging high spirited adventure and often even rather majorly hilarious and funny in scope, especially with regard to Captain Haddock's antics and general attitudes (like the repeated times he gets spit in the face by llamas, for considering that llamas tend to only engage in this type of behaviour when and if they are seriously annoyed ...more
Jul 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library, comics
The adventure that began in The Seven Crystal Balls continues in here. The search for the kidnapped Professor Calculus takes Tintin and Captain Haddock to Peru and into the heart of Incan civilization. Through many adventures and perils to their lives, the Tintin and the Captain manage to rescue Professor Calculus from the Incans and also to make them release the seven explores from the curse they were subjected to.

I liked Tintin's adventures very much in this installment. They were quite inte
David Sarkies
Feb 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure
The Inca curse takes Tintin and Haddock to Peru
17 February 2012

It took me a while to get around to reading this one (okay, it was a week, but then again I am re-reading all of my Tintin comics, and getting my hands on the ones that I don't have, though I have found that getting a copy of Tintin in the Congo is going to be an expensive endeavour) but I finally read it this morning and I must say that I absolutely loved it. This is an adventure story in the truest sense of the word. It pretty muc
Aug 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
A grand Peruvian adventure in which the Captain proves himself to be almost as annoying as Willie in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. He gets bit by mosquitos, laughed at by howler monkeys, licked by an anteater, bowled over by a tapir, sits on an alligator and is spat upon by multitudes of llamas.

Through it all, he does manage to hang onto his cap, so there's that...
Mohammed Arabey
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sequel to the previous one.. The 7 Crystal Balls.
A cool journey in Latin America... To the Temple of Sun and the mysterious Inca atmosphere...
Tintin and his friends rescuing the eccentric professor..

Well I don't know why I didn't read it earlier after finishing the previous one last April.. It sure fun to be back to this mega size pages of Tintin comics..
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First published in the original French in 1949 as Le Temple du Soleil (The Temple of the Sun), Prisoners of the Sun is the sequel to The Seven Crystal Balls.
After Professor Calculus is kidnapped in The Seven Crystal Balls, for putting on the bracelet of the mummified Inca Rascar Capac, Tintin and captain Haddock travel to Peru to find him. After getting no help from the police, and after an attempt on Tintin's life, Tintin and Haddock come across a young Indian guide by the name of Zorrino.
My life is better (and cusses, richer), thanks to Captain Haddock and moments like these:
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A comic book like Prisoners of the Sun would be impossible today; mainly because a few aspects are problematic in a very naïve way. There is a pinch of racism, a bit of superiority of the civilized man; things that we would be very ashamed of in 2019, when I read this. But it's a fun adventure; it's Indiana Jones before Indiana Jones happened; it's fun, it's interesting, it's also a bit educational, because you actually get to learn about places you never seen or heard about. And I bet that for ...more
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Hergé steals a plot device from H. Rider Haggard in this one, or perhaps, to be more generous, pays homage to that master of the adventure story.

Despite my slight annoyance on that point, this concluding "episode" is the better of the two-part story begun in The Seven Crystal Balls.

Runaway trains, secret societies, mountain madness and high jinks in the jungle are just a few of the dangers facing Tintin, Captain Haddock and Snowy, crammed into just 64 pages. The action rarely lets up!
Jazzy Lemon
Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock go in search of Professor Calculus and end up in Peru.
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
The closing chapter in a two part story in which Tintin and Haddock are chasing the kidnappers of professor Calcalus and the action transports them to South America. It is here that they find out that the curse of the Inca's might lead them to their deaths. After an amusing trek through the mountains they end up in a place where the Inca's still rule and they find out that they like the professor will meet their untimely end. A good thing that modern things like a paper end up in these ancient p ...more
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: red
Reading adventure stories from another time, is rather like reading adventure stories from another country. It is not only the names and clothes that differ; the basic attitudes and assumptions differ as well. This is a good thing, in my opinion (although opinions differ).

In Tintin, we could plausibly make the accusation that members of other cultures are portrayed as exotic noble savages, if we wanted to be 21st century self-righteous about it. But really, what is the point in that? It was writ
Settare (on hiatus)
The text below is included in ALL of my reviews for the Tintin series. If you've already read it, please feel free to skip to the last part which is about this book:
I am a lifelong fan of Tintin and Hergé. Tintin is the earliest memory I have of being exposed to books and stories, my dad started to read Tintin to me when I was less than three years old and continued to do so until I learned to read on my own. I have loved these stories my whole life, and I know all of them by heart, in Persian,
Harish Challapalli
Nov 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: comic lovers
Today after coming from The secret of the unicorn movie, I was inspired to read the comics!!

During my childhood I used to watch the adventures of tintin cartoon!! Instantly I fell in love with the story!! After a long time I got an opportunity to read the series!!

The prisoners of the sun is one of my favorites among the comic series!! Tin-tin as usual with his spontaneous nature dealt with the problem!! It was awesome when he chose the date of sacrifice!!

Do read the comic, if u get an opportunit
Pardis Ahmadi
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
in the time of no internet, tintin came to my rescue.
Tetty Marlinda
#49 for 2018
Genre: Children Comic
Lili P
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is so fun! The adventure is classic and the characters are perfect.
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Billions of blue blistering barnacles!!!" ....That has been a very funny Tintin. I like these Comics since my childhood. Maybe i read the Inca adventures now for the third or forth time, but this time with the Tintin App on my Laptop, so i could make the cute pictures from time to time very big to admire Herges paintings....i like them so much.

My own little snowy or Struppi i have adventures with on the Philippino Jungle Islands.
Ashley Capes
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tintin
Another superb adventure - great finish too. I remember being surprised by the ending when I first read it as a kid and this time around it's fun to see Haddock stressing and Tintin kicking back :D

Loved the 'through the waterfall section' and the various animals tormenting Haddock in the jungles too. Probably the best 'two-part' adventure in the series for me.
Dec 15, 2011 rated it liked it
From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
With Professor Calculus in grave danger, the boy reporter and dog Snowy lead a rescue.
Kellyn Roth
I wonder why animals hate Captain Haddock so much ...
Asraful Shumon
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Ah come on, make a movie out of the story--The Seven crystal balls and prisoner of the sun! It will be box office hit for sure.
Naveen N. Bhat
Sep 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Published starting in 1946, this is Hergé's first official post-WWII series. Completing an arc begun in The Seven Crystal Balls, the story follows Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock as they continue their efforts to rescue Professor Calculus by travelling through Andean villages, mountains, and rain forests, before finding a hidden Inca civilisation. The welcome change I noticed was Snowy finally had actual lines again, instead of being resorted to simply barking in the last few comics. Good to ...more
Sep 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite-comics
Another good one, this time Herge gets to play in a bunch of different environments. Very fun to see how many gags they can fit into one volume. Does unfortunately have a weird imperialist angle to it (Tintin defends graverobbing for the cause of "spreading culture"), but its very enjoyable overall. ...more
Shivam Kalra
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first Tintin and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Plus, I got some great insight into Herge and what made him write Tintin.
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: portable
once again, motor-mouth archibald provide reliably comedic dialogue like, "stand back, anachronisms!"

Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Or: Captain Haddock and the llamas. What confused me is that sometimes haddock and Tintin adresses each other with "Tu " and in other times with "vous". Same goes for Tintin and the Inca. ...more
Rio Kamado
Aug 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic book for me. I like Herge.
Settare (on hiatus)
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The text below is included in ALL of my reviews for the Tintin series. If you've already read it, please proceed to the last part of the review.
I am a lifelong fan of Tintin and Hergé. Tintin was the earliest memory I have of being exposed to books and stories, my dad started to read Tintin to me when I was less than three years old and continued to do so until I learned to read myself. I have loved these stories my whole life, and I know all of them by heart, in Persian, in English, and in Fren
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book I had to read for the Pragmatic course assignment. I enjoyed this assignment very much! I remember watching the cartoon version of this story, even though it might be the previous part of it.

I like Tintin. I always love his kind and friendly attitude; it feels like he is always capable of making new friends wherever he goes. I always love his adventure. Reading the comic (and watching the cartoons) are like going around the world, exploring various cultures, and meeting many kinds o
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Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist.
His best known and most substantial work is The Adventures of Tintin comic book series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983, leaving the twenty-fourth Tintin adventure Tintin and Alph-Art unfinished. His work remains a strong influence on comics

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