Ancients (Event Group Adventure, #3)
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Ancients (Event Group Adventure #3)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  631 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Reminiscent of the works of James Rollins and Matthew Reilly comes the latest in an action-packed series about the nation’s most secret agency---the Event Group

Ten thousand years before the Roman Empire marched great legions across the known world, there was a civilization dedicated to the sciences of earth, sea, and sky. In the City of Light lived people who made dark pla...more
Hardcover, 339 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 2008)
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Tim "The Enchanter"
Golemon Gets his Series Back on Track - 4 Stars

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It is as if the author read my mind. Questionable writing and poor character development bogged down the first two books. While I was able to overlook it in the first installment, the second was sabotaged by the glaring issues. I was prepared to let this series go if the writing did not improve. In this installment, it was as if James Rollins and Matthew Reilly edited the early drafts of the novel. If you are look...more
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Ancients by David Lynn Golemon is the third book in his Events Group series. (The previous two Events Group novels are Event and Legend.) This time the Events Group is fighting an organization of mysterious people who trace their ancestry back to Atlantis. This secret organization of Atlanteans has discovered an ancient secret weapon and is using it in an attempt to take over the world.

If you enjoy action/adventure novels that have elements of science fiction, you are likely already reading this...more
Doug Raubacher
Third in the series. This one is a little harder to like than the first two. The premise is really kind of out there and the way the "Event" is resolved is a bit hard to follow and really quite unbelievable. Now, after my third boo,k I am ready to say that Golemon has a terrible editor. There are misspellings and inconsistent spellings throughout the book (there are some in the first two as well). All that being said, I have already started the 4th book in the series. I was prepared for "Ancient...more
Kara Jorges
The Event Group, a super-secret sect of the US government operating out of an underground bunker beneath Nellis Air Force Base, is called to action once again. This time, they face an enemy who has not only the desire to control the world, but the means to destroy it. The Juliai Coalition is a secret organization of the descendants of the City of Atlantis who have carefully preserved their bloodline while they wait for the opportunity to control the world. Now, with a device created by the ancie...more
Josh
May 16, 2011 Josh rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of thrillers and Atlantis
Based on the number of action adventure/thrillers that use the myth of Atlantis as a backdrop, this topic is one that has firmly gripped the imaginations of many, many authors. And based on how many of those books I have read, it has also caught my attention. How could it not? An ancient civilization that vanished into the history books is a tantalizing mystery that is just ripe for specualtion and conjecture. Throwing his hat into that pile is David Lynn Golemon. His premise follows two faction...more
Brett
I'm loathe to ever write a negative critique of any book, because I know everyone has their own tastes; however, I was terribly disappointed by this book. It may well be my own frame of mind at the moment, I readily admit. I'd happened upon the title while perusing the new releases out our local library. The name caught my eye, and so I opened the cover to read the more. I'm a fan of all theories Atlantean, and am always eager to read the latest ingenious ideas for bringing the legend to life. T...more
Timothy
I enjoyed this, though it frustrated me at times. The series seems to be moving in the same direction as James Rollins Sigma series. I like both, but with every addition to the sigma series I like Rollins' stories less. In those, like in the event group, a secret government agency has to save the world. Rollins' formula (use some trending topic like zombies/super volcano, ect. and combine it with some ancient order/artificat) has begun to wear on me a bit (perhaps I had just wished his zombie-is...more
Victoria
Well, if you want to increase sales and make readers anxious for the next installment in a series, a cliffhanger instills just that. Honestly, the climatic ending, followed by the book’s cliffhanger ending was probably the best part of the whole series to date. And while I am reading this with the knowledge that there are several more books to the series, I am definitely more curious as to how Golemon pulled his main character out of the predicament that he abandons him to at the end of this nov...more
Edward H. Busse, III
NO SPOILERS: another winner from Mr. Golemon - this is the 3rd in the Event Group series. The story involves a secret society born in ancient times looking to re-work the geo-politics of the current world so they can dominate world. The story moves quickly - the science is exciting - the military action is fast-paced - the characters are people you now know because I've read Legend and Event (the first two books respectively)…and you root for them and the relationships they have with each other....more
William
Golemon continues his series starring the Event Group, a secret government organization tasked with uncovering paranormal mysteries and events. In this book, an equally secret but ancient brotherhood has discovered an age old weapon which could, if misused (of course it will be), destroy the planet. The Event Group chase the baddies through the streets of New York to the desert dunes of Egypt to their final destination: a resurrected Atlantis.
The action is pretty steady, and Goleman's George Ma...more
Marlaine
I truly enjoy this author - I've read some of his books in the Event group series. As a reader I'm drawn to the characters and look forward to seeing how the story lines play out. As soon as I'm done with one in the series; I start the next one. I started in late August and have read Event, Legend, Ancients, Leviathan, Primeval and am half way through Legacy. The books start slow and deals with past events (hang in there), it then brings you to the present and deals with a top secret US governme...more
Randy Evans
Reading David L. Golemon is like reading James Rollins or Jeremy Robinson, non-stop action that grabs you in the beginning and doesn't let go until the end. This is the third book in the series and while you could start with any of the books in the series it's best to start with the first. The full cast of heroes with each book become more real so take the time and start this series with the first book, you won't be sorry.
Ron
This particular title was not as fun as the first two in the series. Or maybe the version of Atlantis presented here just did not agree with me. Will see how the next volume reads.
Dee Haddrill
Atlantis is the main focus of this Event Group novel and the evil group of people who call themselves the Ancients, who seem to think they are above the law. Thankfully, Jack Collins and his team are there to show them the error of their ways.

Again, I can't begin to say how much I love this series of books. The romance between Jack and Sarah continues to build in a subtle sub-plot of the book that doesn't detract from the main story, but will be enough to keep the women (like me anyway) happy. T...more
Weylin
May 29, 2011 Weylin rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rollins Fans
Through most of the book I thought that this was the best book in the series so far……despite the lack in credible dialogue. Then the last 40 pages came. I almost cried at the atrocity that was the last chapter in this book. It was horrible. The last chapter was so horrible that I refuse to read the rest of this series from this point forward. Seriously……..shooting and hitting a person purposely with a ricochet? Come on. And to think that this ricochet was the most plausible part of the ending of...more
Rusty
Jack's back the action never stops.
Andreas Kuerzdoerfer
Storyline is a little bit too odd
Joe
Tom Clancy + X-Files + a bad Sci-Fi Original.
I barely made it through this book, and only because I wanted to read the 4th in the series. Secret societies with ancient earthquake machines? yikes. and it gets worse from there. the author has again laid all the cards on the table for the readers, inducing many horror movie-style "no don't go in there!" moments. plus, my copy (a first printing) was riddled with spelling and grammatical errors, so that was one more strike against the book.
John Rust
Very entertaining book. One of the best parts about it is the fact the bad guys displayed intelligence, resources and a ruthlessness that made them a challenging opponent for the Event Group. The lengths they go to to achieve their goal of world domination, and the body count they rack up, makes you really hate the villians, and root for Colonel Jack Collins and company to take them all out with extreme prejudice. Great drama, tension, and one hell of a climactic battle.
Werretired
A little harder to get into. Lots of details and time span, but once I got past the prologue I had a hard time putting it down.
Michael
At first I really enjoyed the idea of what the Event Group was. As the books have continued, they seem to have become mired in cave exploration and amusement style water ride escapes. The characters have become so narrowly defined that pitifully little is left to the imagination when it comes to their actions throughout the book. While the idea behind the story may be a good one, there seems to be a fairly predictable formula developing for all of them.
Eleanor
The underlying theme of this book piqued my interest: Thor's hammer and the inter-connection of tectonic plates had real potential. However there where too many points that stretched beyond plausible...and while reading found myself ripped from the pages with reading annoyance! Golemon's style jumped between different locations and character's development, that some of the character relationships fell between the lines and were lost.
Wayne
This was a great thrill ride of a book, which certainly does not lack for page turning power. The ending did stretch my credulity meter, and mine is extremely liberal, but even so, it was quite satisfying. Interestingly, there were quite a few typos in the latter section of the book. Either the editor was pressed for time getting the job done, or he/she started drinking on the job. Quite humorous, actually.
James
I re read this book so I could read the series in order. The Ancients were a brutal set of opponents willing to kill to keep their secrets.
What an ending is Colonel Collins really dead?
He gave up his life to save Tomlinson so he could pay for his crimes. He did not know Sarah was still alive so did not care if he died.
And then the President passes the death sentence on Tomlinson and Dahlia, wow.
Dave Moore
Jun 21, 2014 Dave Moore rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Dave by: MD
As with all of Golemon's Event Group thrillers, the science is both esoteric and compellingly plausible, the military knowledge and equipment is spot-on accurate, and the plots are intricate and convoluted enough to maintain high interest in the characters and their fates. I'm lucky and quite glad that I literally stumbled onto this series because I liked the book jacket on his first one.
Stephen
Descendants of Atlantis, a weapon that can destroy the world, the Event Group, and the lost city of Atlantis. All great plot points are woven together for this wonderful book. Once again Golemon's editor had a few spelling and word choice issues, but that can be forgiven. Is Colonel Collins Dead?? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.......
Iona Horn-hallstrom
This one seemed kind of slow to start out. I actually stopped reading it several months ago and decided to start over and give it another try. Once I got past the half way mark, reading the book seemed to get a little easier. While I liked the book, I did not enjoy it as much as the first two.
Tommy
This is the 3rd book in the Event Group series. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first 2 because the premise was just a bit too "out there" with the discovery of Atlantis, et al. However, I think all books in this series will deal with "hard to believe" story lines.
Sammy Sutton
This book was a quick buy at a shop in the airport. The story is fascinating, based on a fabulous mixture of history, myth, and world building. I found some of it to be dry and over explanatory, but for the most part I enjoyed the complex layers.
Debye
While this 3rd adventure from the Event Group Files was enjoyable---the lost civilization & race of Atlantis resurfaces---it was not quite as adedventuresome as the first two. I still liked it and there was a cliff hanger... On to the next one..
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David L. Golemon is the author of the Event Group Thrillers, including Event, Ancients, Leviathan and Primeval. Legend, the second book in the series, was nominated for a RITA award for paranormal fiction. Golemon learned an early love of reading from his father, who told him that the written word, unlike other forms, allows readers to use their own minds, the greatest special effects machines of...more
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