The Atlantis Code by Charles Brokaw {Book Review}

The Atlantic Code is another book that I’ve had on the shelf for many years but never thought of picking up.

When I finally gave it some attention, and realised it’s historical fiction (a genre I’ve been enjoying recently) and that it’s similar to books that Dan Brown writes (which I love), it became clear that I needed to read it.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

Book Review: The Atlantis Code by Charles Brokaw #bookreview #bookaddict #booktwt #historicanfiction

Challenge prompt: The letter A in the A-Z Book Challenge 2022
Originally published: 2009

Pages: 583
Format: Paperback


When Harvard linguistics professor and archaeologist, Thomas Lourds, is invited to a shoot a film about his life and scientific achievements, the project is pushed aside when satellites locate ancient rules along the Spanish coast.

All signs point to the lost city of Atlantis. The discovery is a promise of fame, fortune and power for the one that finds it.

Whoever controls the Lost Continent, controls the world.

Thomas isn’t the only one that wants to find it. A secret division of the Catholic Church is on his heels to get to the city first and they’re willing to do anything to conquer the city and its secrets first.


This book gave me such an Indian Jones theme, and luckily I’m a fan of the movies (the earlier ones) so it was an instant interesting read.

I’ve always loved reading up about the lost city of Atlantis and the ideas shared in this book were fascinating, even if all isn’t true as no one has the answers.

The book is packed with action-scenes, travelling across Europe, and some nail-biting close calls for the main characters. The fast pace was around from the beginning to the end.

The story-telling had a good flow and there’s enough suspense and mystery to keep your attention glued to the book. I found the book well researched on certain aspects of history with the added imagination of the author. There’s a lot of church history, which is where the Dan Brown vibe comes through.

The characters in the book are very likeable and diverse with personalities, and each character played the role they needed to keep the plot moving forward right. Gary was a total hoot!

There are a couple of brutal and descriptive scenes to add to the desperation of survival for the characters, and depicts the antagonists as very dangerous people whose path you don’t want to cross.


The book has a great ‘cat and mouse race’ aspect to it that kept me on the edge of my seat. Too many close calls for my comfort zone to stay peaceful.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.70 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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