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The lost colony : a north-western story
Olsen, Theodore V.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Unity, Me. : Five Star, 1999.
Physical Description:
307 pages ; 22 cm.
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"Five Star western"--T.p. verso.
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In 1922, Sir Wilbur Tennington led a successful expedition to find the lost Incan city of Haucha. Now he's set to go to the Arctic where he believes the constellations point him to the Islands of the Blessed. Computing a star map to find a lost colony, Sir Wilbur regards this great undertaking as his final quest.

Author Notes

Theodore V. Olsen was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin on April 25, 1932. He graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1950 and received his B. S. from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point in 1955. He had planned on being a comic strip artist but eventually grew more interested in writing than in art.

In 1955, after many rewrites, Olsen sold his first book, Valley of the Hunted to Ace Books. It was published in 1956 as Haven of the Hunted. Olsen has written other genres besides westerns, including adventure, gothic, romance and historical. He has written under various pen names as well, such as Cass Willoughby, Christopher Storm and Joshua Stark. Olsen's book The Stalking Moon was made into a movie in 1968 and his novel Arrow in the Sun became the movie Soldier Blue in 1970. In 1992 he won the Golden Spur Award for Golden Chance.

Olsen died July 13, 1993 at his home in Wisconsin at the age of 61.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Olsen, who died suddenly in 1993, left a number of unpublished stories. This great adventure tale was one of them. In it, Sir Wilbur Tennington seeks to find an ancient civilization whose people, he believes, made their way from the northernmost part of the earth to what is now Europe, introducing Sanskrit, ancient Greek, and Latin along the way. That was in the Third Millennium before Christ. Now it's 1934, and Sir Wilbur believes that remnants of the civilization still exist but can only be located from the Arctic. He gathers the same key characters who, years earlier, helped him find a lost Incan city (in Treasures of the Sun): field guide turned travel-film producer Chris Fallon; his actress wife, Marceline Day; archaeology professor Luis Valera; and Quechuan Indian mountain climber Ramon Aksut. They meet others in the north including the mystic Nah-Loh-Tah and a party of Russians with their own agenda. A solid story well told in the Indiana Jones mold. --Budd Arthur