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Kronos (Origins #5)

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Two years after his wife's death, oceanographer and former navy SEAL, Atticus Young, attempts to reconcile with his rebellious daughter, Giona, by taking her on the scuba dive of a lifetime -- swimming with a pod of peaceful humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine. But the beauty of the sea belies a terror from the deep -- a horrific creature as immense as it is ancient. Ther ...more
Paperback, 425 pages
Published January 20th 2009 by Variance Publishing LLC (first published 2008)
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Symon
Oct 12, 2009 Symon rated it really liked it
Contrary to ancient wisdom, I do tend to judge a book by its cover at first. Just look at the cover of Kronos... Awesome.

I can't even remember how I stumbled upon Jeremy Robinson's website, but I did, and was intrigued to read the following in his FAQs:

I'm a Christian... but I do not write exclusively Christian books. In fact, I don't refer to myself as a "Christian author" or "an author who writes Christian fiction". I prefer to use the term Biblical speculation to describe what I write... but
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Dee Haddrill
Apr 22, 2015 Dee Haddrill rated it really liked it
Originally read 18 December 2010; re-read 22 April 2015

Another amazing action adventure from Jeremy Robinson, that this time sends you deep into the ocean. Though I imagine that many wouldn't, I personally loved the slight biblical undertone that flowed through the book. A great read that will have you holding your breath!
Jami16
Dec 19, 2008 Jami16 rated it it was amazing
Kronos begins by making you think it is a nice story of widowed, father seeking reconciliation with his rebellious daughter by taking her on a one in a lifetime, scuba dive in the Gulf of Maine, but the plot quickly turns ugly as an immense, unknown creature our seemingly out of the tales of mythology engulfs the young woman, leaving no trace of her or any of her gear. Atticus Young, the grief stricken, father can only watch as he saw it coming and could not even get her name out when the beast ...more
Barbara
"For creature feature fiction, this book has a bit more plot than most, but the author's repeated attempts to infuse faith into the story come off as ham-fisted and forced. When the book compares Kronos to the story of Jonah and the fish, it nearly loses all credibility and it didn't have much of that to begin with. For an ex-Navy SEAL, Atticus, the hero, is often caught off-guard when the fight begins. There's the villain of the story, an eccentric billionaire named Trevor, and his henchmen; a ...more
Geoff
May 09, 2014 Geoff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A rare five-star review.
Brilliant. Just brilliant.
A damaged man of peace who was once a man of war. A lost daughter. A monster of biblical proportions.
All brought together by circumstance.
In the end, it's a retelling and modernisation of an ancient myth that is totally worth reading.
C M
Feb 10, 2015 C M rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've pretty much enjoyed, in a guilty pleasure kind of way, everything I've read so far by mr Robinson. While pretty cheesy at times, and often riddled with poor grammar, the books have a soul of sorts, a feeling that the author really cared about making a fun, engaging story.

That said, I really don't know what the hell happened around two thirds of the way through this book. Perhaps the author suffered a stroke, was assassinated and replaced by a more religious twin brother, or just decided to
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Susan
Sep 25, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
I actually finished this a little while ago and have read three other books since. So, I don't really know what to put in my review. I find it better to review right after I finish reading a book (makes sense)but I don't always get to it. Anyway, I enjoyed this one. It was a little different than other books I have read. The whole Jonah and the whale thing was weird to me as I am not very religious. It was interesting and not off-putting. Enjoyable read!
Elizabeth Jenkins
Wowsers!

Going in, I figured I was getting ready for either a Peter Benchley knockoff or another of Robinson's (awesome) kaiju thrillers. This is neither.

A completely original tale, Robinson managed to pull together the best of military thrillers, horror, a bit of sci-fi and a whole lot of action. This was a fantastic book! I hope you enjoy it!
Dustin
Apr 16, 2014 Dustin rated it it was amazing
I've read this book twice now. It's not a jaws story, or MEG (I love em both). Know that right now. It's more of a Moby Dick tale. That being said, it's pretty good. It does have some Christian moments, but not the preachy kind, and if it really bothers you THAT much, I don't write reviews for you, then. For the vast majority of other people, I like this book. I prefer my sea monsters in a more voracious style, but Jeremy Robinson made this HIS story. And that's why it's good. The characters are ...more
S
Mar 31, 2015 S rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT! I was a little hesitant to choose this book- it seemed kind of "far fetched" in a superhero/Godzilla kind of way-- I WAS WRONG! From the beginning- you become so wrapped up in the story, you forget that it is so unbelievable- and you are right there, hanging on every word! Doesn't seem like many could write that well- I am not a professional critic- so I am not sure how it happened- but I loved the book-- the characters--every part was great. This book kept me thinking and turning the ...more
Steve
Mar 31, 2010 Steve rated it really liked it
Kronos was my first exposure to Jeremy Robinson's work. It introduces oceanographer, Atticus Young, an intelligent former Navy SEAL struggling with family issues. His wife has recently passed away and his relationship with his daughter is not what he wants it to be. In an effort to mend broken fences with his daughter, Atticus takes her diving off the coast of Maine. A once in a lifetime dive to explore a pod of peaceful humpback whales turns out to be anything but expected.

Atticus and his daugh
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Jeff
Dec 19, 2008 Jeff rated it it was amazing
Atticus Young is an oceanographer drawn into a great and dangerous adventure on what starts out to be a wonderful day spent in reconciliation with his daughter, Giona. A beautiful swim with humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine turns into a day no father could imagine as he helplessly sees his daughter swallowed by a great beast that stealthily moved towards her and engulfed her before she even knew she was in danger and before he could finish trying to call out her name. Since his wife died two ...more
Chibineko
I don't really know what I truly feel for this book. At times it had this completely addicting pull that sucked me in. At other times I kind of felt like it dragged and couldn't wait for it to just move on to the next bit so I could start my next audiobook. There are some twists to this, as other reviewers have mentioned, so I'll disclose this now: the book does take a somewhat religious turn in the last third of the book. It's hinted that it'll take this direction very, very early on in the boo ...more
Jordan Anderson
Once again, Jeremy Robinson delivers...

...which should surprise absolutely no one, as the guy continues, time and time again, to write novels that are entertaining and fun as hell to read.

Kronos's plot might not be as strong as the more recent and mature novels that he's written, but for only a 3rd book, there's little denying the fact that it's still a non-stop and hard to put down novel, even if it's just a modern day retelling of the biblical story of Jonah.





Victoria
Jun 25, 2013 Victoria rated it liked it
This book was quite exciting - and definitely turned out to be quite different than I expected it to be. On the surface, it shared many similarities to Steve Alten's Meg books - Atticus and Jonas Taylor both can take a lot trauma! However, Robinson's book had more of a spiritual theme that took me by surprise. I think that Laurel was probably my favorite character - though her gender switch from beginning to ending was rather unsettling... It was rather hard to believe that an error of that magn ...more
Sebastian
Jul 22, 2015 Sebastian rated it it was amazing
WOW! Second book I have read by this author and I loved it! Just like the first novel I read, it was near impossible to put the book down. With each chapter leaving you needing to know what happens next or answer questions I can honestly say I even had dreams about this one! The only thing I will complain about is that I noticed a few errors/typos that made me pause and reread a sentence or two. Overall a splendid, sitting on the edge of your seat adventure!
William
Aug 14, 2012 William rated it liked it
I expected, in fact wanted, your typical monster vs. man story here, and was not disappointed with Robinson's first hundred pages of writing. It included a horrific sea monster from the depths, a hero with a savage desire to kill the beast that killed his daughter, and an eccentric billionaire with the means to destroy the creature. However, things took an unexpected twist which, I won't try to spoil it, took on a religious tone. While I appreciate Mr. Robinson's attempt to do something differen ...more
Elly Green
May 02, 2015 Elly Green rated it really liked it
Within my profile, includes this final gem of personal information: "When not writing, I love to read about treasure-hunting adventurers and watch every sort of dinosaur documentary available."

This novel had both in spades. Plenty of treasure-hunting adventure - and the resulting artifacts - as well as a run-in with the questionably prehistoric survival of a long-past extinct water reptile.

Along with this, plenty of dirty fighting-for-your-life heroics, a love story, and religious God-questionin
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Jim
Aug 22, 2014 Jim rated it liked it
Not my favorite Jeremy Robinson book, but definately had all of his themes that we are used to. Without giving too much away, I could predict a lot of the twists that were comin gbefore they did. If you haven't read anything by Mr. Robinson yet, I would point you in the direction of his Antartokos series.
Elizabeth Pruett
Wonderful.

I loved this book. Fantastic story, strong characters and a twist I did not see or expect. If you miss this book,, you will have missed a treat And,if you like your hero strong and true, your villains totally nasty and unexpected twists this one's for you. Enjoy.
Valadia
Nov 14, 2014 Valadia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FANTASTIC!!!!!

What a RIDE!!!
A terrific book, you not out it down!! Picked it up, and read it through! AWESOME character development, and a story that lasts long after the book is finished. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes monster stories!!
BRAVO, JEREMY!!!
Gautam Surath
Jun 07, 2015 Gautam Surath rated it it was ok
Jeremy Robinson sure knows how to create hours characters. They have well crafted backgrounds and this very cleat behaviors. Where Kronos misses out is in the rest of the storyline. There is barely a story that binds they characters together and the mythological creature is too easily explained away. All in all a read and forget forever
Robjr73
Jun 07, 2013 Robjr73 rated it it was ok
You really should read the negative reviews before reading this book...they might be helpful. It's not horror despite what the misleading cover depicts. The characters belong on a late nite sci fi channel movie and are far from interesting. The author seemed like he was torn between trying to make a Christian audience happy and a monster lover happy. But frankly he doesn't really appeal to either as there is plenty of violence, sex and language to offend Christians and the "monster" is actually ...more
Chris
Jun 10, 2014 Chris rated it liked it
Props for not being what I expected, this is money dick that plays more like science vs religion that doesn't get too preachy. That said this is very generic and you know how it will end way before the Book gets there
Andre Higgins
Jan 30, 2016 Andre Higgins rated it really liked it
Jeremy Robinson is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors.
I loved this story and was pleasantly taken aback when we discovered what the creature really was.
Well done.
Stan Tremblay
Jan 30, 2009 Stan Tremblay rated it it was amazing
Robinson's second release through us picks us back up and puts us on the fast-paced adventure seeking thrill ride he so exquisitely manufactures like he did in Antarktos Rising... just this time he deposits us in every fathers ocean-based nightmare - his daughter being swallowed whole! This is another one of those no-strings attached thrillers that he is known for in the industry where if you are looking for a great read, you won't regret stopping at the Jeremy Robinson section of your favorite ...more
Don Hilston
So So

The people in this book were so predictable, as was the plot, that I only finished it to see how right I was. Good idea but a lot of silliness.
Marianne Savas
Jul 05, 2016 Marianne Savas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read

I loved this book. Full of action, adventure and really kept you on the edge of your seat. I would reinforce this to everyone
Sara
Jun 16, 2015 Sara rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
The action sequences in this book were great. However the attempts at throwing biblical undertones in to slower parts were annoying. And the use of Jonah and a god-made creature just felt lazy.
Jeremy Tyler
Mar 02, 2014 Jeremy Tyler rated it it was amazing
Kronos was a genuine surprise, from start to finish. Well thought-out plot, believable characters, and a truly terrific thrill-ride. Highly recommended!
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Jeremy Robinson (aka Jeremy Bishop and Jeremiah Knight) was born in the sometimes mysterious seacoast town of Beverly, Massachusetts. From a young age his father fostered a love for Science Fiction and all things monstrous. He grew up on thick doses of Superman, Batman, X-men, Dr. Who, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Star Trek and Godzilla—creative fuel for the future.

He began his creative career
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Origins (5 books)
  • The Didymus Contingency (Origins, #1)
  • Raising the Past (Origins, #2)
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