Rising from the Ruins by Daniel J. Peters

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



Harp, an unemployed academic, joins an archaeological expedition working in southern Mexico, a few miles from the Guatemala border, and finds a world in which scientific discovery combines with hardship, jungle perils, and site tensions. 20,000 first printing.

About Daniel J. Peters

See more books from this Author
Published February 28, 1995 by Random House. 316 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Rising from the Ruins

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

 A somewhat self-indulgent and contrived mid-life crisis set at a pre-Colombian dig allows novelist and amateur archeologist Peters (The Incas, 1991, etc.) to engage in some historical speculation while strutting his stuff.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Rising from the Ruins

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Personal choice and historical discovery are at the center of this absorbing novel, which, unlike Peters's pre-Columbian trilogy (The Luck of Huemac, Tikal and The Incas), is set in the present: at an archeological dig in Mexico, near the Guatemalan border.

| Read Full Review of Rising from the Ruins

Rate this book!

Add Review