The Atlantis Code Analysis

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Charles Brokaw is the pseudonym for an anonymous college educator, academic and author from the Midwest of the United States. While not much is known about the enigmatic writer, we know that he has a fascination with archeology, human accomplishment, and history and has had a rich and varied life. He is best known for the Thomas Lourds series of novels that has four titles of which the first, The Atlantis Code is the most popular. He began researching the first novel when he saw an article about the ancient lost city of Atlantis in a scholarly journal that utterly fascinated him. According to the author, the article pointed out that some ruins in Spain had a striking resemblance to Plato’s description of ancient Atlantis and satellite photos …show more content…
As an academic and professor, Brokaw drew most of the inspiration of the chief protagonist Lourds from real life experiences on college campus. His all-consuming drive to learn new things is a sum of the students and professors that he has had the pleasure of interacting with. Lourds is a college professor that is obsesses with finding the lost treasures of the Egyptian city of Alexandra particularly its library that he believes holds the key to knowing the ancient world. Growing up he had read about the ancient library, which had all the information regarding very advanced civilizations all in one place. Form that time, his mission was to learn all the languages of the books that were supposedly to be found in the library. Over the years, he becomes an authority on the artifacts and languages that are to be found in the Alexandrian library. Over the series, he finds and translates ancient and coded documents, which makes him the first person on call whenever there a new ancient mystery is discovered. The Thomas Lourds novels are reminiscent of the Dan Brown novels in their story telling and characterization. Lourds is a Robert Langdon type of character, an expert in ancient secrets and codes, though his mysteries and their deciphering seem to have more import on the future of the world as compared to the religious implications in Dan …show more content…
When we are introduced to Lourds, he is a Harvard linguistic professor with a predilection towards thrill seeking. He is going head to head with a super secretive branch of the Catholic Church, which will do all in its power to prevent him from uncovering the secrets of the ancient lost city of Atlantis. Fame, fortune, and power are what the person that discovers the ruins of the eerily enigmatic and technologically advanced civilization stands to gain. They could also expose secrets that may potentially change the history book narratives concerning the origin of humankind. World famous archeologist and linguist Thomas Lourds has always been interested in Plato’s tales of the lost city of Atlantis. One morning he reads an article that has documented some images of impossibly ancient ruins taken by satellite in Spain. The professor immediately knows that this could mean that the ancient city has been found. It is now a race in time between the church and Lourds to get to the Lost Continent first, as whoever gleans its secrets first gets to control the world.

The Lucifer Code is the second novel of the Thomas Lourds series of novels by Charles Brokaw. In this novel Lourds has the challenge of keeping an ancient manuscript whose contents are an unholy secret that could destroy humankind forever. The manuscript is in the custory of an ancient brotherhood that are sworn to protect

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