Thirteen year old Ben finds himself on the adventure of a lifetime. In the wild rainforests of Brazil with his archaeologist dad, searching for the legendary El Dorado.
A terrible boat accident, though, turns Ben’s expedition into a desperate search to find his father; a fight for survival in the deepest heart of the Amazon jungle.
A local holy man, a Shaman, tells Ben that the only way to be reunited is to unravel the ancient mystery of the lost City of Gold. But the Shaman warns of a series of trials that lie ahead, deadly trials which Ben must pass if he is to succeed. Lethal white water rapids which have claimed all who try to tame them; the forbidden burial chambers of subterranean caves…
And Ben’s quest goes deeper than he could ever have imagined. For the blind pursuit of El Dorado’s fabled gold in ages past has claimed many lives in the centuries since the city was first sought; countless treasure-seeking explorers who vanished without a trace. There are lost spirits not at peace; and there is a supernatural magic that binds Ben to an elusive and mystical black jaguar that has forged a special bond with him.
Together with his two friends, Portuguese Rafael and Brazilian girl, Yara, Ben must escape the sinister forces pursuing them. He must find the mythical golden city and unlock the secrets of its true treasures.
`A nail-biting read.’LoveReading4Kids
`An action packed intriguing adventure … which should enthral any reader.’Space on the Bookshelf
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