The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel (Sigma Force #7)
During a ...more
1. I was asked by the PR dept. at Harper Collins if I would accept a free copy of this book and review it. I imagine they asked me (along with other Mormon writers/bloggers) to do this due to the book's subject matter including Mormons and Mormon history. I accepted, without any strings attached.
2. There exists no agreement that I would necessarily review this book favorably. The review below is my honest appraisal of this boo ...more
Also, living in Utah all the little things about Utah that were so obviously written by someone not from here drove me nuts. It happens, it's not a big deal, but it bugs me.
Overall, I was intrigued by the storyline but just couldn't devote that ...more
This book held even more interest for me, because of who wrote it and what he wrote about.
The Author, James Rollins, is a Catholic who wrote a novel about a covert military team investigating spikes in neutrino emissions. Turns out they are emanating from gold plates buried by a lost civilization of Caucasoid Native Americans in Utah, Arizona and Wyoming. In t ...more
Reading this book was a little like that. There was a lot of conspiracy theories and history--and I mean a lot. There's Native American history, ...more
That's my main issue with this book and every James Rollins book I've read (three to date, including Altar of Eden and Map of Bones). He reaches so far beyond the reasonable it begins to feel childish to me and my interest wanes in the story. It enters the realm of fantasy. It's too m ...more
When Painter Crowe cut short his career in the f ...more
The disparate elements here are America's Founding Fathers, early Native Americans, and Mormonism.
The cave in Utah was the subject of legend among tribes of the west. A forbidden cave, one that, if entered, could signal the end of the world. Those who entered could never leave if the world were to be saved.
No one k ...more
This installment in the Sigma books stood out because, in it, Rollins shows his hand and ties together bits and pieces from earlier installments to suggest a larger narrative that is bound up in a big, nifty conspiracy. My reaction to this reveal was a) "Awesome," and b) "I am reading the next book, pronto." I give Rollins major kudos for crafting ...more
A couple of ad ...more
Não conheço o trabalho de James Rollins para além de "A Colónia do Diabo" mas impressionou-me a sua capacidade de síntese que, mesmo ao misturar tantos e tão variados elementos (história dos Nativos Americanos, origens da religião Mórmon, neutrinos, actividade geológica, nanotecnologia, ...), consegue transformar esta leitura n ...more
E, infelizmente, foi o que aconteceu com A colónia do Diabo que não me cativou, nem pela acção nem pelos temas que aborda...
Mas a Linhagem Sangrenta me aguarda...
La Colonia Maldita es el tercer libro que leo de James Rollins y me gustó mucho.
Rollins sabe como atrapar al lector desde el inicio del libro. Nos muestra a unos jóvenes que se adentran en las Rocosas para buscar una cueva que posee un "tesoro", lo que encuentran, es la muerte. Porque todo el que entre ahí, no debe salir con vida; de lo contrario, la humanidad perecerá.
Una mezcla entre misterio y religión, donde los Mormones juegan un papel muy importante en la historia de los Estados Unidos,
The book opens in 1779 when a Native Ameri ...more
Dois amigos decidem fazer uma exploração a uma gruta que está envolta em inúmeros mitos e superstições, herança cultural dos índios nativos dos Estados Unidos da América. O mito que envolve esta gruta nas Montanhas Rochosas diz que quem tentar sair da mesma, acabará por provocar a tragédia pelo mundo fora. Talvez até o fim do mesmo. Da existência como a conhecemos. Estes jovens acabam por encontrar uma realidade assustadora dentro desta gruta: estava cheia de restos hum ...more
Rollins: So, I'm thinking of working some sort of Jeffersonian code into my next novel. What are you doing?
Berry: I'm actually working on a Jefferson thing, too. So, uh, I guess I beat you to the punch this time, ol' buddy.
Rollins: We-eelll, hold on a second. Jefferson was a great guy. He lived a long time. He did many different things. Maybe there's a way we ...more
During a riot at the dig site, an anthropologist dies horribly, burned to ashes in a fiery explosion in plain view of tele ...more
I liked it the continuing development of the main character group. Those who read this series should start at ...more
Many have gone into the plot so I won't bother to summarize that here. Some have said it's the best Rollins novel yet, some didn't care too much for it. It is what it is. I found it to be a middle of the road type book.
I really enjoyed the mixing of science with the histori ...more
In this new SIGMA Force novel, Rollins blends some shocking and relatively unknown American history with cutting edge science tha ...more
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