- Audio CD: 14 pages
- Publisher: Harperaudio; Unabridged edition (18 February 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062336479
- ISBN-13: 978-0062336477
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 4.4 x 14.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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About the Author
James Rollins is the author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and one of the "hottest summer reads" (People magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets--and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight. He lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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He is always at the top of his game, no missteps for this author.
I really liked this novel. A close friend suggested it and I decided to take a chance. James Rollins combines the best traits of science fiction and fantasy, giving scientific, modern day reasons to rationalize mystical occurrences in the book. I really enjoyed that. Most of all, I loved the characters and their realistic personas. I thoroughly enjoyed Painter Crowe, and hope to see him in future novels by this author. I loved Saffy, and I loved Omaha. I cheered for him to make things right with her. Enjoyed the gritty fight scenes and action immensely.
That's the positive, now here's the negative. While I enjoyed the technological melding of fantasy and science, sometimes I felt as if it flew over my head. That isn't why I dropped a star. I had a real problem with how quickly Painter fell in love and believed the sudden love triangle detracted from the amazing story going on here. Otherwise, this is a fantastic read.
It was well written. The transitions flowed well. The demise of the antagonist was skillfully executed.
At one point, when talking about the glass bubble cavern underneath the desert during the sandstorm, they said, "Glass is an excellent conductor of electricity." Common knowledge says otherwise, but IF they were referring to "molten glass", or glass with impurities, then my experiments with "conducting glass" would support the statement of glass being a good conductor...but I don't think that's what they meant since the glass didn't become molten until AFTER the electrical discharges made contact.
After the antagonist was taken care of at the end, everything just wrapped up nice and neatly - yet, I was fairly sure that there were many more soldiers back at the base in Shishur who, not knowing their leader had been terminated, would have still attacked the protagonist party after they exited Ubar.