The Gold Hunter

The Goldfinder Series, Book One

by Philip Atlas Clausen

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/17/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 258
ISBN : 9781504371582
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 258
ISBN : 9781504371605
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 258
ISBN : 9781504371599

About the Book

This is an epic story (four books) about a boy in Gold Rush California who finds the entrance beneath a lake to a vast motherlode of gold followed by the devastating results of sudden wealth. His dreams of doing good--building his father a steam-powered lumber mill, a beautiful white house with blue shutters for his mother, and a fine speedy horse for his little sister--all are shattered when the king of the mountains comes after him demanding a king’s share of the gold. Rumors of California gold ran wild. Rivers of solid gold lay hidden in mountain valleys and could be harvested with a pick and shovel. Indians would trade chunks of gold for a pretty scarf or a few beads. Somewhere is a secret lake of gold. On his seventeenth birthday Petr Valory finds Gold Lake high and hidden in a valley protected by the Indians for centuries, a place that is a test of courage, a sacred place for dreaming. Far beneath the lake is a hidden chamber and a pharaoh’s wildest dreams of gold. Petr finds a fortune and his life turns into chaos. No man should see what lies beneath Gold Lake.

About the Author

Philip Clausen graduated from San Jose State in 1971, with one previous novel, The Black Butterfly Woman. He is an experienced gold hunter in the Sierra Nevada of California. He is currently retired and writing in Ames, Iowa.