The Valley of Despair

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
Flying off course due to a faulty compass and running low on fuel, German pilot Erik von Mendelsohn is forced to set his plane down deep in the African jungle. Pursued by strange, otherworldly beasts, he stumbles on a prehistoric city where he is captured by its cruel inhabitants - who aren't of Earth. The only bright spot in his life becomes the slave girl who teaches him their strange tongue. More
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About Chris L. Adams

Chris spent years playing guitar in and out of bands and was, during that time, more of a voracious reader than a writer. After that last band collapsed, he turned from writing songs to writing stories, eventually turning out a half million-word Barsoom series as a tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs (currently under contract to ERB Inc.) and a host of self-published short stories and poems.

Something inside drives him to create, and so together with writing and playing guitar, he also dabbles in painting (the cover for his novel, The Hunter and the Sorcerer, is one of his).

You may find him on his website, There, you'll find links, information on available stories, and other things you might find of interest.

Chris enjoys talking about favorite authors, writing and collecting books so feel free to shoot him an email from his Contact page.

Chris resides in Southern West Virginia with his wife and two children.

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James Hold reviewed on May 18, 2018

Very much in an ERB vein, altho I doubt ERB would have used a German as his hero. Typical jungle lost city adventure, which is not a knock. Done well, these can be very entertaining.
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Yvette Storiwala reviewed on Jan. 11, 2017

Very good read.
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Malcolm Torres reviewed on May 14, 2016

This story reminded me of many that I have read by the sci-fi-fantasy masters like Edgar Rice Burroughs and HG Wells. The WWII time frame, set in the jungles of Africa, takes us back to a world that still had primitive lands yet high technology. The author skillfully creates a gripping plot that pulled me along through fast moving chapters.
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