The Devil Colony (Sigma Force #7)
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
This is my first Sigma Force book and I didn't like it much. The premise of the story is that in the very distant past Native Americans buried some kind of nanotechnology-fueled doomsday devices around the Earth in an attempt to save mankind from their destructive power. In the present day a couple of anthropologists innocently unearth one of these devices setting off a chain reaction which could destroy the Earth.
Sigma Force (a group of government scientist/tough guys) sets out to contain the ...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
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
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
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
During a riot at the dig site, an anthropologist dies horribly, burned to ashes in a fiery explosion in plain view of tele ...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
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...
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
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, and Thrillers
The Devil Colony is the seventh book in the Sigma Force series by James Rollins and definitely one of the better stories of the series. In this story, Sigma Force, which is a covert branch of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is asked to get involved when a highly publicized explosion rocks a cave in Utah killing an important member of a research team and setting off a chain of events that is hea ...more
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 Unido
In this new SIGMA Force novel, Rollins blends some shocking and relatively unknown American history with cutting edge science tha ...more
The book opens in 1779 when a Native Ameri ...more
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