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Antarktos Rising (Origins #4)

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A phenomenon known as crustal displacement shifts the Earth's crust, repositioning continents and causing countless deaths. In the wake of the global catastrophe, the world struggles to take care of its displaced billions. But Antarctica, freshly thawed and blooming, has emerged as a new hope. Rather than wage a world war no nation can endure, the leading nations devise a ...more
Paperback, 453 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Breakneck Books (first published June 19th 2007)
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Jeremy
Dec 28, 2007 Jeremy rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of James Rollins, Steve Alten, Douglas Preston, Matthew Reilly, etc
I might be biased...but this is a fantastic book. Best of my three published.
Vicki
Dec 06, 2008 Vicki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who like thrillers that make you think
Jeremy Robinson is not afraid to push the boundaries of fiction – here is an author whose books often have strong Biblical storylines that explore new territory and then take it to the next level. Antarktos Rising (Variance Publishing) is no exception. A positive look at the Bible written in a mainstream style has been sorely overlooked, but not by Jeremy Robinson whose latest novel goes where both Christian and typical fiction writers rarely dare to venture. Antarktos Rising is the story of an ...more
Rick
Feb 09, 2012 Rick rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Antarktos not so hot: I have read sci-fi and adventure books for some 40 years, and I enjoy suspending belief for a book, but Antarktos pushes it to the limits and beyond.
The basic plot was good. The crustal displacement event and its effects were cool, and the early scenes with characters such as Anguta, and Whitney, were interesting. The scene with the frozen bodies in the abandoned church was good creepy, as were other scattered scenes.
I agree with other reviewers who have stated that thing
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Gautam Surath
Aug 27, 2012 Gautam Surath rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Amateur and childish writing. Definitely not for grown ups. No logic or support in the storyline. The auther tries to dabble in fiction but just pulls theories out of a hat and does tries to connect with something in the bible etc etc. I cannot believe that this book has such a high average rating. Those preferring some meat in their fiction are advised not to touch this with a barge pole. Its like a very badly done mish mash of Matt Reilly and Colin Forbes with justice not done to either. Baaaa ...more
Bill1971
Jan 31, 2011 Bill1971 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some reviews I read on Amazon didn't like it because of the biblical aspects and the book operates under the assumption that it was true. Either way people shouldn't have a problem with it. If you believe, great, if you don't why let that stop you from enjoying the book. I don't believe in vampires but still enjoy books with them in it.
Michael
Mar 02, 2009 Michael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Eh....the author's religion seeps way too much into this story to make it pleasant. It's like watching a shitty TNT action movie with the religious channel.
Jordan Anderson
Trying to describe the plot for Antarktos Rising will only make it seem like an utter mess. You got reversed polarity and a defrosted Antarctica, complete with exotic fauna, dinosaurs, and 12 foot tall demon spawn giants based loosely on the stories of the Nephilim from The Bible. I'm not joking. Give this idea/plot to any other and it's the perfect recipe for complete and confusing failure.

But let Jeremy Robinson take the reins, and suddenly all of that perceived nonsense actually works.

I shoul
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Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
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Marsha
Mar 25, 2012 Marsha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, adventure
Had I known this was going to be a Christian religious fantasy, I wouldn't have bothered.

Why does it seem adventure novels are always written by authors with little political or religious objectivism? Too often they get tied up in the strictures of Christian religious thought and use its mythology as some sort of reliable historical document on which to build their plots. Less than a quarter way through this, I felt like I was reading the plot to the SciFi Channel's latest horror fantasy movie
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Katherine Coble
This was fun in the style of old James Rollins. I enjoy these books which don't shy away from using the Bible as a source text for fantastical speculative adventures. The Christianity of the main character was handled well. He was neither too flawed nor too preachy, and he was entirely believable as a Christian...less so as a paleoanthroplogist, but what do expect from a cataclysmic adventure story? The disappointment, as generally is the case with these books, was in the ending. Like an old-sty ...more
Bob Carroll
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Timothy Vogel
I thoroughly enjoyed the biblical references and history presented in the plot of this book, but felt that the characters were one-sided, shallow, and preachy with their religious views. Added to that were far too many hard-to-believe moments in the book. The repeated far-fetched escapes were just too unrealistic to enjoy. While it was neat that the BIBLE was being factually proven, it seemed to me that ANTARKTOS RISING was being tested as an article of faith.
Dustin
Feb 03, 2014 Dustin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Antarktos Rising sets the stage for an epic good time. When the poles shift and Antarctica becomes a lush paradise, the world's remnants race to claim it as their own. It is not vacant, however...
I really like this book, but back when I first read it, not quite as much. It felt unfinished in many ways. It was a complete story ripe with action and mayhem and dinosaurs and gigantic foes- more than a match for humanity's dwindling attempt at staking a claim in the new Antarktos.
But too vague, it ju
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Lilyn G. (Scifi and Scary)
I don't mind books with a religious bent. I generally like books from Jeremy Robinson.

...Antarktos Rising is annoying.

I wanted to read a thriller, not be preached at.

I managed to finish the book, but it was sheer stubbornness. I rolled my eyes a ridiculous amount. He would go from preachy to just enough action to draw me back in, to preachy again.

Ugh. I rolled my eyes just thinking about it.
Michielm
If you don't go in to deep on wheather the time table is eligable, its a nice read.
its kinda like stargate series, but without the stargate... and a bit of lost world idea...

Spoiler alert...but not like the titanic sank or whatever


i felt a bit disappointed in the second half of the book; the 'bible/god' theme was an annoyingly large topic i.m.o.
i mean... what group of explorers/mercenaries? (Bit like in the movie Predator) , carries around 2 bibles ...




i think i would have liked it better if ther
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C.J. Mugleston
Antarktos Rising... where do I begin? I felt like he described the main character as a mix between Princess Leia and Lara Croft. The khaki short shorts, white tank and 9mm. Sound familiar? How about the buns drawn up tightly on the sides of her head? If it wasn't for the fact she's half black, she would be Leia Croft. Her father is even an archaeologist of sorts. The writing leaves a lot to be desired. I found myself editing this guys work in my head throughout a good portion of the book. The di ...more
Toby Tate
Aug 24, 2012 Toby Tate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jeremy is kind of like Michael Crichton with a supernatural bent - some cool stuff. Biblical Armageddon with a science fiction/thriller twist.
Miguel Panão
Feb 14, 2016 Miguel Panão rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This wonderful adventure introduces an element of faith in God that positively surprised me. The Bible is approached from the accuracy of its facts point of view, which is ok, but might miss its true value lying on going beyond its facts and explore the story behind God's relationship with us and the world, as well as its meaning. Nonetheless, the imaginative power behind Jeremy's narrative is simply genial. The fact that a family is behind Antarktos Rising is touching. More and more, in my pers ...more
Sandy
Jul 29, 2015 Sandy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First part was good, but the science behind events didn't convince me. If you say a thing is possible in a fictional world, I buy it. But if you say a thing is possible based on real-world parameters and they don't add up, I balk at the presumption. As I near the end, some of these "leaps of faith" are being accounted for, in the scope of the book's fiction, so I am feeling less scandalized about the logic. I am less impressed with the heavy biblical references... Holding judgement to see where ...more
Greg Dill
Sep 19, 2015 Greg Dill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great Robinson novel that doesn't disappoint. I was surprised that the story carried with it a Christian theme. I applaud Robinson for portraying the Christian faith in a positive light when many secular books these days tend to bash Christians. I've always been intrigued by the mysterious history of the Nephilim and enjoyed Robinson's various theories about them. This is a great story full of adventure, conspiracy, and mystery. Definitely a bit far fetched, but it wouldn't be a classic ...more
Kate
Oct 15, 2014 Kate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: apocalyptic, terrible, dnf
DNF at about...1/3rd through? I stopped before the official start of the race.

I have a fairly high tolerance for ridiculous sci-fi thriller beach novels, especially those of the explore-dangerous-new-worlds variety. But I just couldn't. It's too stupid. I could not suspend enough disbelief to deal with how bad the "science" is. It's not even internally consistent! Okay, fine, you want us to buy that it's possible to flash-freeze human beings in seconds (hahaha), but then you expect me to believe
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Angela
Jun 14, 2014 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
MY FAVORITE BOOK BY ROBINSON - AT THAT TIME :)


Crustal displacement leads to chaos and discovery . . . Antarctica melts down to a tropical island, is exposed and ripe to be explored by our main character and his estranged daughter whom both experienced tragedy years ago on the continent. Other countries send in "the troops" as the race begins to see what has been hidden below the ice for hundreds, thousands of years.

"ANTARKTOS RISING" had me in its claws from the very start! An adventure not for
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Steve
Mar 26, 2010 Steve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A global cataclysm strikes in the form of a polar shift changing the balance of power across the planet. The earths magnetic field shifts by several degrees throwing the planets climate into complete chaos. Most of North America is transformed instantly into an arctic wasteland while the middle east becomes a fertile wonderland. This is the premiss Antarktos Rising is based on.

As North America literally freezes over, Antarctica thaws to becomes the most sought after continent on the planet. And
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Robin
Aug 26, 2009 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I absolutely loved this book! Antarktos Rising grabbed me from page one and didn't let go until the last words were read.

The world as we know it ends with cataclysmic events of fire and ice after the earth's crust shifts, dramatically altering the positions of the continents. Bustling metros turn into frozen wastelands, people die by the billions and Antarctica emerges as a lush, new oasis that the surviving nations of the world all wish to claim as their own. An epic race to the center of the
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Nicole Hadaway
One of the great things about my new writing career is that, while researching agents and publishers, I came across a whole host of novels I might not otherwise have found or read on my own. Antarktos Rising by Jeremy Robinson is just such a novel. Though it was published by Variance Publishing back in 2008, it features a topic that is very popular today -- the Nephilim.

I'm sure all of you who read this blog have read my own novel, Release, and therefore are quite familiar with who the Nephilim
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Amanda
Nov 02, 2009 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I purchased this book as it showed up on a recommendation list on Amazon.com and had to say the synopsis seemed rather interesting. The beginning certainly has a 'Day After Tomorrow' feel to it, being nearly identical in some ways. With the basic plot being that a team of people from America, China, Arabia, and Europe travels to a newly thawed out Antarctica after the world is completely changed due to extreme natural disasters and climate shifts, trying to claim the 'new' land for their own cou ...more
Jeff
Nov 30, 2008 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It seems that most of the time, “global disaster,” books are about preventing the event and result of course in a last second catch to save the planet. In Antarktos Rising the author has skipped right past the chance to prevent disaster with how to deal with it. The disaster here, called crustal displacement kills billions of people and renders America pretty much a frozen wasteland as is much of the world that is now the most inhabitable and in this shift causes Antarctica to become the most de ...more
Chris
Jul 09, 2012 Chris rated it liked it
When I picked this book up to read it I had no inclination that it had a religious message. I probably wouldn't have read it if I did and I would have missed out on a book that was so fun and interesting that I read it in a single day, normally it would have taken me at least a few days to read a book this size. I'm not usually a global disaster fan but the idea of an unexplored new continent caught my attention and the global disaster was just a means to get the story to that end.

In the end I
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Donald L
Jun 12, 2012 Donald L rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taken from my Casa de Pitsiladis blog:

The continents of the world have drastically shifted, causing devastation and instantaneous loss of life all around the globe. Amidst the chaos the world has fallen into, the ice-covered continent of Antarctica experiences a thaw and becomes a lush, jungle filled land seemingly overnight. For those nations that suffered the worst of the disaster, both in loss of lives and resources, the new land offers salvation to whoever controls it. Rather than fighting a
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Dan C.
Jan 27, 2012 Dan C. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
The sixth book of 2012 was a free Kindle book a while back – Jeremy Robinson’s Antarktos Rising. Robinson also publishes horror fiction under the name Jeremy Bishop and I read both Torment and The Sentinel last year and enjoyed them enough to give this a try as well. While this book was not horror, I would classify it as sci-fi/horror and so it sounded right up my alley.

The basic set up of Antarktos Rising is that the planet has undergone a cataclysmic crustal realignment, moving most of the hab
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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.

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