Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (Alexander Cold Series #2)

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (Alexander Cold Series #2)

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Kingdom of the Golden Dragon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
JesseReed11 More than 1 year ago
The book, Kingdom of the Golden Dragon, by Isabel Allende has a terric idea behind the story and is most likely going to grab your attention and force you to read it and not put it down until you have finished. The story is about a prince named Dil Bahadur and Tensing doing some traing in the Himalayas. Tensing is traing Dil Bahadur to become the future heir of the Forbidden Kingdom and teach him everything that he needs to know. Within the Forbidden Kingdom, is the priceless treasure that can also predict the future, the Golden Dragon. In America, the main characters from City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende, return in this epic thriller and adventure of a lifetime experience, Alexander Cold and Nadia Santos. These are not you ordianry kids, Alexander and Nadia have special powers. Alexander's spirit is a jaguar and he can turn himself into a jaguar, same with Nadia except she can talk to animals turn invincible and turn into a great white eagle. These powers help them out and will save them in differnt situations they face in this book.
Later on, while traveling in India, Nadia and Alexander meet up Tensing and Dil Bahadur in the Himalayas. Someone is planning on stealing the Golden Dragon and these group of heros will need to team up and take down who ever is planning on stealing the Golden Dragon. The only person ment to be in possesion of the Golden Dragon, is the King of the Forbidden Kingdom, who also happens to be Dil Bahadurs dad. For whoever posses the statue, will contain power beyond their wildest dreams.
What i really like about this book, it just grabbed my attention the first two chapters and after that, I couldnt put it down. In my opinion, Isabel Allende is one amazing author who will be writing awesome books like this one for the years to come.
What I dont like about this book, is that you could be reading about somethng and then it just skips over to a whole other topic without metioning stuff about it ahead of time. That is really the only flaw.
This book is recommended to people who like action/adventure books. People who enjoyed the Indiana Jones Movies will also enjoy this. Overall, highly recommended to anyone.
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Morgan_A More than 1 year ago
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende (published by HarperCollins) was a very strange book, I must say. It seemed to start out more like a realistic fiction book, but as it progressed it was pure fantasy. This book was about the adventure of 15-year-old Alexander Cold, his friend Nadia, and his grandmother Kate Cold in the mysterious kingdom of the Golden Dragon. The book begins with a prelude of sorts, with the prince Dil Bahadur and his master, Tensing, who were monks (which they called "lamas") living in the Alps. It then moved to Alexander and his grandmother living in the United States, talking about their previous trip to the Amazon. Things didn't really click until the two pieces interlocked. The Colds' next adventure was to the Kingdom of the Golden Dragon. Alexander's Amazon friend, Nadia, accompanied them. They met a few people also going there on their way. They included a woman named Judit Kinski, who was there to plant tulips for the king, and a man named Tex Armadillo, who seemed suspicious to Alex and Nadia. The Kingdom of the Golden Dragon was a traditional country that was very peaceful. Their rulers were taken away to train with the monks from the age of six, and were taught to be selfless and be detached from possessions. While at a festival in the kingdom, Nadia and several other girls from the Kingdom of the Golden Dragon were kidnapped. This was unheard of in such a peaceful country. This stirred the whole country and the entire military was on alert (the military was quite small). Alexander found out that Tex Armadillo was a major part of the group of barbarians known as the Blue Warriors who had kidnapped the girls. They were ruthless and once they had captured a girl, she almost never returned. Alexander set out to find his friend. He came across Nadia's pet monkey, Boroba, who had been ordered by her to get help. With Boroba's help, Alexander found Nadia. Dil Bahadur used telepathy, and so did Nadia, and so Dil Bahadur sensed her danger and came to her aid too. Once they had rescued Nadia and the other kidnapped girls, they discovered that this was all a plan to distract the country while Tex and his crew stole the Golden Dragon statue, an extremely valuable piece of the Kingdom of the Golden Dragon. The group then set out to catch the robbers, who had also kidnapped the king. I was surprised with all the odd things in this book, such as Yeti warriors, lamas in the mountains, and telepathy. It was entertaining once I got into it, but I thought that the first half or so of the book was very boring. I am not a huge fantasy fan, and that might be why I wasn't a huge fan of this book. I think my favorite quote was " 'Be calm. These are Yetis. Send them waves of warmth and compassion, as you did to the white tiger', the lama murmured." This is what Tensing was saying to Dil Bahadur when he first saw the Yetis. It pretty much sums up all the things that I thought were strange and put them in one phrase. I was surprised that by the end of the book, I was just going along with the whole telepathy and yeti thing like it was old news! I learned about the climate and geography of the Andes Mountains and about Yetis. I would recommend this book to people who love fantasy. I think they would love to hear about Alexander Cold's adventures with Yetis, telepathic monks, and other such events. To those people who don't like fantasy, this is not your book.
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I couldn't but the book down. I loved how this writer wrote what happened exspecially the way she describes what happens. I read the and felt like I was there with Alexander and Nadia, threw everything they had to go threw. I would recommend this book to anyone.
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The Kingdom of the Golden Dragon, by Isabel Allende, is a great book filled with adventure, action, and suspense. Along with some laughs and romance, this book also has an interesting magical realism to the story. The interesting part of this book is that many of the characters are common folk, such as an American teen looking for an adventure, a 60+ year old grandmother/journalist that travels around the world because of her job, and a South American girl that has many abilities. Therefore many times throughout the book that you were imagining you were in one of the positions that the characters are experiencing is not actually a far-fetched idea. This story set in the Himalayan region of Asia, which is a part of the world rarely explore, and it sets for many mysterious rumors such as the Himalayan Yetis and a Kingdom hidden in the mountains. Through chance all the characters a force to embark on a quest that could decide the fate of a kingdom and the lives of people. With interesting stories switching between the American groups and two mysterious monks roaming the Himalayas, the plot is nothing short but exciting. Surprises and twists pop up throughout the book making it an exciting adventure. Surely you will find that it will be hard trying to put this book down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book it made me seriously want to be a buddhist monk it made me realize how shallow this world is. I loved it and recommend it to everyone.
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I purchased this book while on vacation in Mexico. Not knowing anything about the author I read the back cover and decided to give it a shot. To my suprise, the book was full of adventure and kept me reading quickly to the end.
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This book was an exciting and engaging book. It is the second book in a series of three written by this author. I am not what you would call a daily reader but this book grabbed me and wouldn't let me go. The way the author combines reality and real world events with the supernatural is fasinating. I found after reading this book I started to question if some of the things in the book could really exist. Are some of the mystical creatures actually real and can humans really reach a level of total mental control? If you want a book that will keep a middle school to a high school student interested then I recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It *was* a great story, but right from the start, I knew Judit Kinski was a bad guy. In her last book, she made the other beautiful woman, Omayra Torres, the traitor, also. Obviously, Judit was another one of those. It got one star less for that, but I though it was a great story.
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This book was the best I've ever read in a long while, I really recomend everyone read this book. I can't wait till she writes another one.This book was fantastic.
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It was a great book, but i knew that Judit Kinski was a 'bad guy' from the beginning. I don't see how the yetis related, but it was great. I couldn't put it down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
usually, sequels are worse than the original novel or movie, but in this case, i found Kingdom an exception. It was great, but the part about the Yetis was unnecessary. although it was a little predictable (i knew right away that Tex and Judit were part of a conspiracy about the golden dragon), i enjoyed it to the last page; i just couldn't put it down! it was very descriptive and i felt like i was actually in the novel; i felt the same emotions the characters did, i visualized the sights, i smelled the scents mentioned in this novel, i heard everything described. All in all, this book was great!
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I belive that this is a good book, but is way to obvious. You know what is next before you read it. The book is made for young people I thinks older people will prefer to read some of Isabel Allende's old book like '' Daugther of fortune'. I recomend this book too young people especially harry potter's fanatic, because has kind like the same trama.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It's just as good as City of the beasts but totaly different. Alexender Cold and Nadia Santos go on a trip to the Kingdom of the Golden Dragon in the Himalayas. They are at a party when Nadia and her friend Pema get kidnaped by the Sect of the Scorpion. But that's not all the Sect is up to...and the Collector has plans for the golden dragon.