The Son of Tarzan (Found in the Attic Series, 18)

Paperback, 280 pages

English language

Published July 11, 2003 by Quiet Vision Pub.

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While "The Son of Tarzan" gets off to a promising start, the second half was disappointing compared to the previous books in the series. The title character, Jack/Korak, suffers from not being as interesting as his father. The books lacks a compelling antagonist as well, replacing the strong villain Rokoff with a small and continually rotating rogues gallery that appear small time by comparison.

There's a fair amount of jungle adventure to be had in this installment. Jack's adjustment to life in the wilderness and his life with the ape Akut are the highlights of the novel. However, the plot takes a sharp turn halfway in, with almost the entire remainder of the book focusing on the least interesting character in the story. Perhaps a more fitting title would have been "The Son of Tarzan's Girlfriend."

Despite the above complaints, the climax and denouement go a long way in redeeming …

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