Read Lost Mission Online Free - What haunting legacy waits deep beneath the barrios and wealthy enclaves of Southern California?
An idyllic Spanish mission collapses atop the supernatural evidence of a shocking crime. Twelve generations later the ground is opened up, the forgotten ruins are disturbed, and rich and poor alike confront the onslaught of resurging hell on earth. Caught up in the catastrophe are . . .
A humble shopkeeper compelled to leave her tiny village deep in Mexico to preach in America
A minister wracked with guilt for loving the wrong woman
An unimaginably wealthy man, blinded to the consequences of his grand plans
A devoted father and husband driven to a horrible discovery that changes everything
Will the evil that destroyed the Misión de Santa Dolores rise to overwhelm them, or will they beat back the terrible desires that left the mission’s good Franciscan founder standing in the midst of flames ignited by his enemies and friends alike more than two centuries ago?
From the high Sierra Madres to the harsh Sonoran desert, from the privileged world of millionaire moguls to the impoverished immigrants who serve them, Athol Dickson once again weaves a gripping story of suspense that spans centuries and cultures to explore the abiding possibility of miracles.
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July 19, 2016
I have to think of this book as a fable or parable in order to appreciate it. We're not given fully realized characters in those stories; instead, the characters are meant to prompt reflection on our own actions. They are not more archetypal than fictional. This description is not a detraction. T...
February 28, 2011
This was remarkable. Just remarkable.
Athol Dickson's writing credentials are impeccable, and one need only read Lost Mission to discover why. Painstakingly researched and masterfully told, the story bookends lives separated by 200 years in time, but intertwined in eternity.
In 1767, Fray Alejandro...
July 30, 2012
The story is told from various characters' points of view both in the present and in the past; the basis for the modern-day tale has its roots firmly in what took place nearly 300 years ago at the site of a no longer existent Spanish mission by the name of Mision de Santa Dolores. What happened a...
June 02, 2010
It took a couple (actually four) chapters for me to get into the rhythm of Dickson's writing style. At first, I found his method of switching between between the past and present a bit jarring. But I stuck with it.
Once I became "hooked" into the manuscript, I wanted to continue reading until I di...
January 24, 2012
From my review at A Christian Worldview of Fiction: Like anything else we read, we must think and look to Scripture and compare and ask questions and pray. This book pushed me to do a lot of the above. I highly recommend Lost Mission for those who are ready to tackle a book that disturbs and make...
January 18, 2017
A strange story that tries to be a supernatural thriller, but ends up being a jumpy ride between characters with a let down ending. There are several threads in this book; one in the distant past at the Mission , two in modern times with Lupe (a lovely lady, who come illegally to the USA to preac...
September 19, 2009
I had read The Cure and River Rising by Athol Dickson—and loved them, so I was looking forward to Lost Mission. Once again the writing was superb, the characters fascinating, and the storyline engaging with one exception. Spanish history and Mexican culture have never appealed to me, so the histo...
May 18, 2010
Lost Mission by Athol Dickson, a review
Published by Simon & Schuster, 2009, 345 pages
Genre: “Magical realism” according to the publisher. I will call it supernatural suspense. Suitable for teens and adults.
There are two alternating story lines, each with its protagonist, that unfold as the bo...
September 02, 2009
This is the fictional account of a mission in California. Skillfully navigating back and forth between the 1700s and the present day, the author tells of the people involved in the founding of the mission, and points out the parallels in the lives of people in the same area today. The mission was...
October 26, 2009
I wish there was a way to give this story 4.5 stars but since I have to choose I'd say it's closer to four than five. The reason for this has more to do with a few minor things, like how the story dragged in the beginning. But that's because it was written in a "telling" style of storytelling at...