Raising Atlantis (Conrad Yeats Adventure #1)
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Raising Atlantis (Conrad Yeats Adventure #1)

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BURIED UNDER TWO MILES OF ICE.

In Antarctica, a glacial earthquake swallows up a team of scientists...and exposes a mysterious monument older than the Earth itself.

In Peru, archaeologist Dr. Conrad Yeats is apprehended by U.S. Special Forces...to unlock the final key to the origins of the human race.

In Rome, the pope summons environmental activist Dr. Serena Serghetti to...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Pocket Star (first published 2004)
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Nicole
Raising Atlantis reads like a less articulate, not as interesting version of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. Given that these two novels came out around the same time and focus on similar themes (uncovering the past's secrets to discover some type of treasure), there is a reason Dan Brown is a much more familiar name than Thomas Greanias. Don't get me wrong, the premise was very interesting; there was a lot of action and adventure, but I just didn't like it very much. For one, some parts of the novel...more
Nikki
Oct 24, 2008 Nikki added it
This book was awesome! Imagine my surprise when I discovered it was the first of a trilogy!
Joe White
One of the most useless, pointless books I've read lately. This was an all plot book of conflict between artificial characters that may have come out of a poorly written sci-fi show. The surrounding scaffold structure for the book appear as if a wikipedia assault had been launched by someone trying to merge Angels and Demons, all the pseudo-science literature and web links related to the Great Pyramid, and some of Immanuel Velikovsky's "Worlds in Collision" book.

The last 100 pages only had actio...more
Andrula
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Christa
Raising Atlantis was a very fast paced adventure. It was full of action and mayhem. The story takes place over a period of a few days, and much happens during that time. The hero was flawed but likeable. I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to reading the sequel, Raising Atlantis.

Doctor Conrad Yeats, who has lost all respect in the archaeology community, has been searching for a nebulous "Mother Culture" for years. When his adopted father has him brought to Antartica where strange things a...more
Kara Jorges
This book has done a good job of taking several tried and true ingredients and mixing them together in a different way. Greanias has mixed Antarctica with ancient history, thrown in a dash of religion, and added a healthy dose of scientific conjecture on the existence of Atlantis, along with the theory of ancients coming from space. What we get is a surprisingly down-to-earth adventure tale combining military plots and Biblical history with Greanias’s vision of Atlantis.

Former nun Serena Serghet...more
Tony
Thomas Greanias- Raising Atlantis (Pocket Star Books 2005) 4 Stars

An earthquake rocks Antarctica and now a team of scientists has discovered something older than the planet earth. Dr. Conrad Yeats has been brought to Antarctica by his father for his archaeological knowledge. Meanwhile Dr. Serena Serghetti has been sent by Rome to find out what is going on there. It is a race against time to figure out what is happening to the planet before it is too late.

I really enjoyed this book. It was differ...more
Lianne Burwell
Raising Atlantis is part of a category of fiction that has been slowly growing over the last decade; books that were self-published as an ebook and sold well enough to be snapped up by a traditional publisher.

This book shows its self-publishing roots. The story is a little scattered, with characters turning up out of nowhere with assumed history, but never actually established. Both the hero and the heroine tend to change characterization without warning, and in the end, I found both of them pre...more
Jaime
I read this book in less than 20 hours. It is fast-paced, interesting, and full of science and religion. In a way, it's a less extreme version of Dan Brown's novels.

We are in what the mythology of the Aztecs and Mayans believe to be the Fifth Sun.
Antarctica is the possible place of Atlantis...or something even bigger. The pyramid that is found there is unlike anything on Earth.
The United States is breaking treaty and performing what the world believes to be nuclear testing on the southern cap......more
Marsha
I love a good adventure tale but why does it seem all the genre's writers fall for the same ridiculous tropes. Why do the villains have to be so irrational and over the top? There are so many cliches here. But while those can be ignored for the sake of getting to the point of the tale, it's harder to ignore that there are no likeable characters. They are all so focused on what they want to the exclusion of all else that they all seem incapable of having believable empathy for anyone else. Even S...more
Raymond Hu
This book had a really nice theme and idea which i really liked because it was sci-fiction but had the ancient Egyptian world twist with life beyond human knowledge that was being explored first time. This new world being found out in the world's only place that no dumb person would want to live in which was Antarctica the coldest place on earth full of snow and ice and blizzards. I like how the main character went against his own father over some scientific theory he made up in their journey to...more
John Furie
From the book (p 339): "A thought-provoking blend of mythology and religion, archaeology and science, Raising Atlantis is a work of fiction -- but many of its reveations are based upon facts. The National Science Foundation has acknowledged that several plot points are indeed true." The end of Raising Atlantis leaves the reader wanting more for the two main characters, Conrad Yeats and Sister Serghetti. Luckily, the author has written follow-up stories for all of us to hungrily consume.
Brett
May 05, 2010 Brett rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who enjoy stories of ancient civilizations coming back to haunt the present day.
Once again, a book about the rediscovery of an ancient civilization whose central idea is incredible, and yet... Thomas Greanias introduces archaeological fact and current events to create the plausibility of a fantastic plot. Unfortunately, the story contains a few of the stereotypical elements found in your everyday Atlantis story: Armageddon, the military, etc etc. He did a good job of throwing in a few significant plot twists that I did NOT see coming. All in all, it was a good (and relative...more
Hanna
How to cook a sci-fi bestseller:

- take Indiana-Jones-like archeologist with childhood issues/mysteries as main protagonist
- mix with independent female protagonist, who's not only a former nun but has all kinds of extraordinary talents (flying helicopters, translating ancient languages) and will fall for main protagonist even though he's a slightly sexist asshole
- add a spoonful of military (adoptive)father with a god complex
- for special flavor add vatican-conspiracies, (pseudo)scientific facts...more
Karla
This book was wow bad. It was all over the place, he loves his dad, he hates his dad, he loves his dad he...you get the picture. Same thing with her. When I read the scene where Conrad refers to the female as "baby" I knew that this was going to be a rough ride.
Rai
What a story!

I purchased this book, as I am a big fan of thrillers that probe the deeper mysteries of life & history - both recorded and pre-written records. I love exploring the possibilities of ancient cultures that may have been highly advanced, where clues are laid, and a path set out for us to follow. Raising Atlantis is just such a book and it does not disappoint. In fact, this book kept me guessing the whole way through.

The author, Thomas Greanias, has obviously put a ton of research...more
Trish
Was als interessante Idee angefangen hatte, entpuppte sich schnell zur bitter-bösen Enttäuschung!
Anfangs war das Buch noch voll mit fantastischen Möglichkeiten - einer Mischung aus Archäologie, eigenwilligen Charakteren und einer Portion Vorstellungskraft. Aber schon bald driftete das Buch immer mehr ab. Witzige Passagen wichen fast seitenlangem Gefasel über Glauben, wahre Opfer und das Leides Jesu Christi!
Der absolute Gipfel war aber, dass das Buch zum Schluss herzlich wenig mit Geschichte und...more
Maldivianbookreviewer

4 star Science Fiction Mystery/Thriller

This science fiction novel is breathtaking. Mingled together with actual factual details this novel takes the reader on a wild ride that they aren’t likely to forget. The hero Dr. Conrad Yates and the heroine ex-nun Serena have prior history between them that makes things a bit more interesting.

The concept that Atlantis the lost city lies beneath the multitudes of ice in Antarctica makes for a frightening as well as exciting one. The discovery of this los...more
Rebekah
Reading this book inspired 3 months of musical composition, ending in the "official soundtrack" for these novels. The author loved my music, and I loved his writing. These novels are a quick read, but so exciting and brilliantly put together! I loved the whole trilogy.:)
Eliot Boden
Read this in high school because I had recently enjoyed Dan Brown's Deception Point and was interested in more high-octane thrillers involving polar regions. Seriously one of the worst books I have ever read all the way through.
Edward H. Busse, III
NO SPOILERS!! I liked it a great deal - it was a good story with characters you rooted for. The writing really put you in the action - you could feel the heat, the cold, the danger, the action, the sounds, smells - I loved that part of it. The "bad guys" were well written and nasty in their own rite...which I liked. I loved the inter-weaving of modern day science, geo-politics and extra-terrestrial "stuff." The astronomy-related parts of the story were also very intriguing and connected well to...more
Relstuart
Lots of plot threads still hanging at the end. But, pretty interesting threads. Will there be more discoveries about the buried city? Will there be aliens? What will the public find out?
Robert
That is actually three and a half stars. Just like Atlantis the half of a star is hidden. What is that hidden under the Antarctic ice? It is a large pyramid and when you grab hold of the obelisk that's when things will really warm up, and melt. Greanias writes a good novel sure to please Rollins fans of strange hidden lands and ancient objects. I would have gone all the way to four stars with some cool illustrations like Rollins puts in his novels. This does help when you are trying to figure ou...more
James
It was ridiculous. A zealot general and some crazy Russians, plus terrorists in disguise. Give me a break. Then there is the non-romance with the nun. I can only suspend so much disbelief.
Aaron
This book struck me as second-rate Dan Brown or Lincoln Child/Preston Douglas. The premise sounds like the book would be completely engrossing, but it's just not written well enough to be so. The writing is sometimes so sloppy that it's difficult to understand actual sentences (made me wonder how such writing ever got past an editor), and the story is so full of random plot twists, that I got desensitized to them and eventually finished the book just to finish it (like forcing down the last of t...more
Trisha
How to describe this book? I guess you could say it's DaVinci Code, meets Independence Day, meets National Treasure, meets Alien Encounter, meets...well, you get the idea. There wasn’t much this book didn’t cover, right down to the crucifixion, but with each page, I found myself eager to see what how this all wraps up. There were several "seriously?" moments but not enough to make me stop reading. I honestly thought I would finish this book and that would be the end of it but now as I am writing...more
Victoria
What an exciting book! Who doesn't love an Atlantis adventure? This one was certainly thrilling, with truly nonstop action. In fact, it would have been nice to have actually had a little less action and more explanation. I would be more upset about this if I didn't have the next two books waiting on my shelf to be read. I really did enjoy this and I am looking forward to reading the sequels. Still, I think the best Atlantis book that I have read is Stel Pavlou's Decipher.
M
Wasn't quite what I was expecting, but it was stillan enjo yable read.
Cathy
I'm not sure what to think of this book. I bought it expecting a straight archaeology/suspense novel about the search for Atlantis. That's how it started out.
Then it took a turn into science fiction (Atlantis may be of otherworldly origins) and I'm not sure how I feel about that. I love archaeology/suspense novels that are so prevalent today so this was a little off-putting.
I'm reading the sequels and will decide later what the final decision is on whether or not I liked these books. For now, 3...more
Rhonda
Interesting tale of the possibility of Atlantis being Antarctica.
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