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Prisoners of the Sun

(Tintin #14)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  12,392 ratings  ·  257 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...
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
Jazzy Lemon
Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock go in search of Professor Calculus and end up in Peru.
❀ wambui ❀
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, disappointed
Stuck in work and I had a coworker share this with me. Honestly, for me Tintin did not age well. I'd have no doubt enjoyed this as a kid but now I can't get myself to dispense disbelief as the writing is awful. There are literally zero stakes in this book and the Captain who I loved as a kid was just a grumpy old bat and not funny.
Not timeless.
Pardis Ahmadi
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
in the time of no internet, tintin came to my rescue.
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, comics, tintin
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
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
Tetty Marlinda
#49 for 2018
Genre: Children Comic
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,
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.
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.
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
Qudwatu Nabila
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
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Arguably this is better than the first part but I can't bring myself to elevate it to 3 stars. Being tired and grumpy has something to do with it but the plot seems rushed and reads more like a travelogue through the Peruvian landscape than a taut action thriller. The art work is exception here though.

The train sequence, climbing in the mountains and the waterfall all work nicely but the jungle sequence with a sudden parade of native animals just feels like a trip to zoo. A lot of 'days pass' an
Martin Tuozzo
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Michael Gerald
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the concluding part of Tintin's adventure in Peru and the Inca.

I would have liked this book more if there were an elaboration on how the Inca made the expedition members sick (see The Seven Crystal Balls). The plot seems rushed, and the foolishness of the Thompson twins does not amuse and serves only as an annoying irrelevance.

In essence, "The Seven Crystal Balls" and "The Prisoners of The Sun" can be seen as prototypes of arguably the best Tintin book, "Tintin in Tibet". Tintin and Had
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book Tintin Prisoners of The Sun is about a boy called Tintin, a friend of his, Captain and Tintin's dog Snowy. The 3 of them are in Peru waiting for a friend, Cuthbert to arrive from a boat. The boat that Cuthbert was riding didn’t land on shore. Tintin was a little suspicious about their friend. Cuthbert had gone missing because he wore an ancient necklace. Whoever wears that necklace was to be cursed and the curse is death. Tintin, Tintin’s friend Captain and Snowy Tintin’s dog went on an ...more
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Tintin stories for anyone who has read them and understands their history can't be viewed as anything other than groundbreaking. The beginnings of these stories have been around as long as the Lord of the Rings, the illustration and environments in the Tintin books are accurate and extremely detailed. Anyone who has spent even a little time exploring Herge (Georges Remi) can see the painstaking research and adversity he worked through to compose the world around Tintin. His ideas were ahead ...more
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow... I loved the art in this one! Best art work so far! The story was good but not great although I have to recognize that Hergé had to study a lot in order to write this comic book. The surroundings are well portraited, names are correct and most Peruvian concepts are almost correct. (At the beginning there is a South American map... 0/10 in geography). I don't give this issue a 5 stars just because of the unnecessary animal killing, also there is a part where Captain Haddock killed the "bad ...more
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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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