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Raising Atlantis

(Conrad Yeats Adventure #1)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  4,357 ratings  ·  200 reviews

In Antarctica, a glacial earthquake swallows up a team of scientists...and exposes a mysterious monument older than the Earth itself.

In Peru, archaeologist Dr. Conrad Yeats is apprehended by U.S. Special unlock the final key to the origins of the human race.

In Rome, the pope summons environmental activist Dr. Serena Serghetti to
Mass Market Paperback, 337 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Pocket Star (first published 2004)
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Dec 09, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, own, book-club
Raising Atlantis reads like a less articulate, not as interesting version of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. Given that these two novels came out around the same time and focus on similar themes (uncovering the past's secrets to discover some type of treasure), there is a reason Dan Brown is a much more familiar name than Thomas Greanias. Don't get me wrong, the premise was very interesting; there was a lot of action and adventure, but I just didn't like it very much. For one, some parts of the novel ...more
Joe White
Apr 17, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, donated
One of the most useless, pointless books I've read lately. This was an all plot book of conflict between artificial characters that may have come out of a poorly written sci-fi show. The surrounding scaffold structure for the book appear as if a wikipedia assault had been launched by someone trying to merge Angels and Demons, all the pseudo-science literature and web links related to the Great Pyramid, and some of Immanuel Velikovsky's "Worlds in Collision" book.

The last 100 pages only had actio
Aug 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Mar 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF 80%

I was really excited about this book because the concept is fantastic, unfortunately the actual book not so much. From the nun who isnt a nun but an earth savior to the completely ridiculous alien archeologist with Fabio hair I just couldn't bring myself to care what happened to the characters. I was detached the entire time hoping a crack in the ice would open up and just swallow all of them whole so I could throw this book in the donate pile.
Nikki McDorman
This book was awesome! Imagine my surprise when I discovered it was the first of a trilogy!
Lianne Burwell
Feb 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: library, adventure
Raising Atlantis is part of a category of fiction that has been slowly growing over the last decade; books that were self-published as an ebook and sold well enough to be snapped up by a traditional publisher.

This book shows its self-publishing roots. The story is a little scattered, with characters turning up out of nowhere with assumed history, but never actually established. Both the hero and the heroine tend to change characterization without warning, and in the end, I found both of them pre
Rafael Tellez Giron
Feb 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: sci-fi
Terrible, the idea is good but the characters are ridiculously and annoyingly perfect and the development of the story equally ridiculous.
*sigh* Why do I keep reading action/adventure novels? Because I'm searching for the unicorn. If it wasn't rare, I would have found it already. ...more
Emily Dutton
Nov 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
So bad...
Kara Jorges
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book has done a good job of taking several tried and true ingredients and mixing them together in a different way. Greanias has mixed Antarctica with ancient history, thrown in a dash of religion, and added a healthy dose of scientific conjecture on the existence of Atlantis, along with the theory of ancients coming from space. What we get is a surprisingly down-to-earth adventure tale combining military plots and Biblical history with Greanias’s vision of Atlantis.

Former nun Serena Serghet
Jaime K
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book in less than 20 hours. It is fast-paced, interesting, and full of science and religion. In a way, it's a less extreme version of Dan Brown's novels.

We are in what the mythology of the Aztecs and Mayans believe to be the Fifth Sun.
Antarctica is the possible place of Atlantis...or something even bigger. The pyramid that is found there is unlike anything on Earth.
The United States is breaking treaty and performing what the world believes to be nuclear testing on the southern cap...
Dec 31, 2008 rated it really liked it
Raising Atlantis was a very fast paced adventure. It was full of action and mayhem. The story takes place over a period of a few days, and much happens during that time. The hero was flawed but likeable. I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to reading the sequel, Raising Atlantis.

Doctor Conrad Yeats, who has lost all respect in the archaeology community, has been searching for a nebulous "Mother Culture" for years. When his adopted father has him brought to Antartica where strange things a
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
I started this with a certain amount of excitement because I love stories that involve finding out stuff about Antarctica. Other themes of interest quickly came to the surface. At the same time, I realized that this book was going to be VERY short on actual science and history and VERY long on crappy relationship nonsense between totally idiotic stock characters. This might have been slightly mitigated if the author possessed any skill at ALL at writing descriptions of things or even plausible a ...more
Oct 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
I love a good adventure tale but why does it seem all the genre's writers fall for the same ridiculous tropes. Why do the villains have to be so irrational and over the top? There are so many cliches here. But while those can be ignored for the sake of getting to the point of the tale, it's harder to ignore that there are no likeable characters. They are all so focused on what they want to the exclusion of all else that they all seem incapable of having believable empathy for anyone else. Even S ...more
Raymond Hu
Jun 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had a really nice theme and idea which i really liked because it was sci-fiction but had the ancient Egyptian world twist with life beyond human knowledge that was being explored first time. This new world being found out in the world's only place that no dumb person would want to live in which was Antarctica the coldest place on earth full of snow and ice and blizzards. I like how the main character went against his own father over some scientific theory he made up in their journey to ...more
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
In Thomas Greanias's Raising Atlantis, the first installment in the Conrad Yeats Adventure thriller series, this best-selling e-book and print book series would take you on an adventure of your own. For Conrad, he was an archaeologist who searched for the world's mysteries and debunked their myths. But he came across an ice cold stone treasure in Antartica, where the legendary city of Atlantis have been hidden and buried for thousands of years. He wasn't alone, when Sister Serena Sereghetti and ...more
Rex Libris
Jul 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
It is sad to ponder how many trees had to die for this book to be published. The author is kind of a poor man's Dan Brown without the total misrepresentation of everything.

All of the characters are cretins and you want them all to die as soon as you meet them. Sadly they do not. They go to Antarctica where they discover Atlantis, which is an alien spaceport that is about to destroy life on Earth. Specifically, the cretins trigger the process. See, if they died when you wanted them, none of it w
John Furie
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
From the book (p 339): "A thought-provoking blend of mythology and religion, archaeology and science, Raising Atlantis is a work of fiction -- but many of its reveations are based upon facts. The National Science Foundation has acknowledged that several plot points are indeed true." The end of Raising Atlantis leaves the reader wanting more for the two main characters, Conrad Yeats and Sister Serghetti. Luckily, the author has written follow-up stories for all of us to hungrily consume. ...more
Jul 29, 2008 rated it it was ok
I'm not really sure about this book. I was hoping it'd be a book along the lines of Clive Cussler's thrillers. It was okay, but I really think that Mr. Greanias was trying too hard. He tried to squish everything in this book - Noah's flood, 9/11, Islamic fundamentalism, Maya, Aztec, Egyptian prophecies, Atlantis. It was just too much.

However, I will probably read the sequel. I like these kind of thrillers. I just wish it was a little less awkward.
Angelina Camacho
Good idea, bad approach.
Almost DNF.
Henri Moreaux
I was trying to put my finger on what this novel reminds me of and I think I've worked it out - I think it's reminiscent of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, only instead of being set within the church itself it's set under 2 miles of ice in Antarctica in ruins that have been recently exposed in an earthquake.

That's not to say this is a rip off of the aforementioned like many novels that came out around this time were. No, rather this is a mixture of themes that come together quite well, despite the im
George K. Ilsley
“Thrillers” usually disappoint me, but this one was about Antarctica so I thought I’d give it a go.

What a confusing pile of quarter-baked crap. I always enjoy pondering ancient archeology and anomalous structures; yet the action here was relentless and ridiculous, and the plot threads fanciful—and also ridiculous.

Surprised to see that the nominal hero “Conrad Yeats” continues to shine in following books—I could not stand the guy. Nobody here seems like a real person—they were all stock cartoon
Alton Motobu
May 31, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: atlantis
Truly dreadful storytelling. Meandering, nonsensical, suspenseless trash. Author seems unable to create mood, atmosphere and flavor of the Antarctic. Story involves the discovery of Atlantis two miles below the ice, but an unknown force is unleashed when explorers enter the central pyramid, which threatens to tilt the Earth's axis and move Antarctica to the equator. This would seem to be an interesting premise, but most of the story involves mistrust, confusion and fighting among the explorers w ...more
May 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who enjoy stories of ancient civilizations coming back to haunt the present day.
Once again, a book about the rediscovery of an ancient civilization whose central idea is incredible, and yet... Thomas Greanias introduces archaeological fact and current events to create the plausibility of a fantastic plot. Unfortunately, the story contains a few of the stereotypical elements found in your everyday Atlantis story: Armageddon, the military, etc etc. He did a good job of throwing in a few significant plot twists that I did NOT see coming. All in all, it was a good (and relative ...more
Debby Kean
Sep 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: rubbish, utter-bilge
Unspeakably awful! It's from 2005 but that is no excuse for not knowing that hey, there never were any Weapons of Mass Destruction!
Conrad Yeats racks up an impressive number of dead evil Russians and Evil Arabs, and I see with horror that this is, despite his "noble death" at the end of this piece of rubbish, this is his first adventure. The exciting SF story I thought I was getting doesn't even happen. A terrible waste of time and energy.
Mar 05, 2010 rated it did not like it
This book was wow bad. It was all over the place, he loves his dad, he hates his dad, he loves his dad get the picture. Same thing with her. When I read the scene where Conrad refers to the female as "baby" I knew that this was going to be a rough ride. ...more
Phillip Mager
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Jeanne Andersen
So so sci fi thriller about archaeological discoveries in Antarctica.
Feb 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
Very disappointing as there is much too much religion. No more Conrad Yeats/Thomas Greanias for me. 2 of 10 stars
Brandon Lowe
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it
So much cheesiness I needed a Ritz cracker.
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No. 1 Amazon, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of seven international thrillers, including Raising Atlantis, The Atlantis Prophecy, The Atlantis Revelation, The Promised War, The 34th Degree, The War Cloud and The Chiron Confession.

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