Karl May Friends

The plan for 2008 was to head into the translation of 'From The Rio De La Plata To The Cordilleras' after 'The Inca's Legacy'. Karl May titled this double novel set in South America 'El Sendador' first, and then the book edition 'On The Rio De La Plata' and 'In The Cordilleras' (vol 1 and 2 respectively). A difficult choice for a title, as neither gives an immediate recognition of it's content, an action packed adventure set during turbulent, revolutionary times in several South American countries. Does anyone know what a 'Sendador' is? Do the individual titles convey the connection between the two novels, that volume two is the continuation of volume one?

Conveying the journey in the title 'FROM The Rio De La Plata TO The Cordilleras', and including 'Karl May's South America Adventure' prominently on the cover, seemed the best solution to me. Each of my title choices undergoes lengthy considerations.

But the best-laid plans can go awry if Murphy has a hand in them. One year later ... at last, in 2009, I was able to catch up on the translations I had planned for 2008: Karl May's South America Adventure 'The Inca's Legacy', and the first volume of 'From The Rio De La Plata To The Cordilleras' were published in 2009, and volume two in 2010. 

When Carlos  is mistaken for someone else, the adventure begins. Across the pampas, the punas the jungle and along the rivers...


From the Rio dela Plata to the Cordilleras - Book 1
When Charley arrives in Montevideo he receives a visit by a peculiar gentleman. The mystery deepens when he realizes that the man is confusing him with someone else--a VIP in Uruguayan politics. The country is in turmoil and a rebellion is in the making. He comes face to face with Lopez Jordan after having been ambushed and dragged in fetters to the head quarters of the feared rebel leader. Charley faces execution and the situation is becoming very uncomfortable for him and his friends, Frick Turnerstick, the Friesian helmsman, Brother Jaguar, as well as the estanciero and his brother, the yerbatero with his men.

From The Rio De La Plata To The Cordilleras - Book 1

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High up in the Andes, the drama unfolds.

From the Rio dela Plata to the Cordilleras - Book 2
Karl May's only South American Travel Fiction Novel - part two takes the friends high into the South American Cordilleras, the snow-capped Andes.

Karl May's South America Adventure, Volume 2 - After having overpowered Lopez Jordan's army of rebels, Charley and his friends become separated in the Gran Chaco during an attack by a group of hostile Mbocovi. Together with the only remaining comrade, he unlocks the secret of the old desierto and frees his friends from the Isleta del Circulo, a prison island in the middle of a Caiman-infested swamp. Then, once more they pick up the trail of the Peruvian treasures and head into the Bolivian Andes to hunt down the evil el sendador -- the final confrontation at the Pampa de Salinas has yet one more surprise in store for Charley.


From The Rio De La Plata To The Cordilleras - Book 2

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From Argentina to Bolivia, Charley hunts El Sendador ...

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From the Rio dela Plata to the Cordilleras

Karl May's only Travel Fiction Novel that plays in South America; it's a gem.

From The Rio De La Plata To The Cordilleras. When Charley arrives in Montevideo he receives a visit by a peculiar gentleman. The country is in turmoil and a rebellion is in the making. He comes face to face with Lopez Jordan after having been ambushed and dragged in fetters to the head quarters of the feared usurper. Charley faces execution but outsmarts Lopez Jordan's army of rebels. Later, he and his friends become separated in the Gran Chaco during an attack by a group of hostile Mbocovi. Together with the only remaining comrade, he unlocks the secret of the old desierto and frees his friends from the Isleta del Circulo, a prison island in the middle of an alligator-infested swamp. Then, once more they pick up the trail of the Peruvian treasures and head into the Bolivian Andes to hunt down the evil el sendador - the final confrontation at the Pampa de Salinas has yet one more surprise in store for Charley.


From The Rio De La Plata To The Cordilleras

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