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Prometheus and the Dragon

(Atlas and the Winds #2)

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Librarian's Note: This is an alternate-cover edition for ASIN B01E4UPXHQ

Mankind is out of options, and time is running out.

After America’s Hammerthrow fails, President Hutton launches Project Prometheus as a second mitigation effort, while the Chinese continue their relentless march to test and deploy their super-warhead. Even a partial success of either mitigation missio
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Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published February 2017 by Rivenstone Press (first published May 24th 2016)
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Eric
Jun 06, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The books/saga are all about earth's humanity trying to dodge or deflect a monster asteroid destined to be the "big one." As in book one, the author does love his acronyms, which to me are irritating. There is sufficient science in the fiction.

However, this book two started to become ludicrous as it moved past its rapid fire opening. I was thinking either forget it or continue. Since I finally made it three-quarters of the way through, I finished, though kept looking at the Kindle time....when w
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E.M. Swift-Hook
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A book with maximum impact

“Does anybody else feel like we’ve just been made responsible for the entire future?”

'Prometheus and the Dragon' is the aptly named second book in the 'Atlas and the Winds' series and follows up on 'Stormhaven Rising' with a powerful continuation of the story.

Antu is coming - a lump of rock which will destroy human life on earth. Instead of co-operating to meet the challenge, the world has fragmented and there are various nations attempting individual projects to deflec
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Wesley Britton
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition



In my review of Stormhaven Rising, the first volume of the “Atlas and the Winds” series, I briefly noted comparisons between that novel and the first sci fi classic about an asteroid destroying the earth, the 1933 When Worlds Collide.

I have far fewer comparisons between the first book’s sequel, After When Worlds Collide, and Prometheus and The Dragon. The 1934 sequel was pure fantasy with amazing remains of a vanished alien civilization left behind on another planet for the human survivors to in
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Leo McBride
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my top reads of last year was Stormhaven Rising, and this is the sequel to that story.
That first book told the tale of the discovery of an asteroid headed on a collision course for Earth - but that was a distant threat throughout the story, with the real focus being how different factions mobilised to try to deal with that menace. More particularly, there were the political machinations that took place as different groups vied to take the primary role in tackling something that could pro
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Ducky
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This second book in the Atlas and the Winds series is an exciting read. It is a masterfully crafted story, so much so that I really felt their hopes, their victories and their defeats. The scope of the story is all of humanity. Eric Michael Craig allows you to see our race through the eyes of his characters. They are heroes, politicians, billionaires geniuses, brilliant minds, tough DHS agents, common people, and tragic figures who are all too human. They do their best to do what is right and th ...more
S.E. Sasaki
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Prometheus and the Dragon is the sequel to Stormhaven Rising and picks up the action right where the first book leaves off. The asteroid, labelled Antu, is heading straight for Earth and there are different countries all trying to mount their own responses to the threat. Colonies have moved up to the moon from the U.S., China, Russia and the Arab world, and a united group from Japan, Australia, and the EU. Also in the mix is a religious colony from the Church of the Latter Dy Saints and Sentinel ...more
Victor Acquista
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tense, riveting, and gripping, Prometheus and the Dragon is an eye-opening tale of humanity at its best and worst. Realistic and gritty, how does the world prepare for a worldwide catastrophic extinction level event? Author Eric Michael Craig gives us a masterful tale of unfolding human drama seen through shifting perspectives of individuals, nations, civil and religious institutions. As survival plans unfold for emerging lunar colonies and on earth below, geopolitical, ethnic, and religious for ...more
TDCbookreviews
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hello, it's Amp and today I will be reviewing Prometheus and the Dragon by Eric Michael Craig. This is seemingly only the second part of the multi-book series called Atlas and the Winds. I haven't read the first book, but going off of what I have already read I don't think I need to, as a lot of things can be picked up via context clues and deductive thinking. It's a hard science fiction with a bit of thriller, religion, politics, and sociological/psychological themes all mixed together.

A meteor
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Shahana Norton
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After the events of the first book, humanity has to buckle down if they hope to survive. I guarantee if you read and enjoyed the first book in this series, you will not be disappointed in this novel! The days leading up to Antu are terrifying and amazing all at once, and you get to see the best and worst of us as we try to cope with the potential end.

I can't wait for the third book!
Susan
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book is the continuation of the book Stormhaven Rising. This is the best book I have read in a very long time. The author does an excellent job extrapolating what would happen if a natural disaster went beyond a small locality. Definitely worth reading.
Geoff Habiger
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Prometheus and the Dragon is the second book in Eric Michael Craig's Atlas and the Winds series. Picking up nearly a year after the end of Stormhaven Rising the citizens of the earth have put their hopes on two competing projects to stop the asteroid known as Antu before it strikes the earth. The effort is led by the Americans, at the lunar colony, who are building a massive particle weapon that will be used to deflect the asteroid. The Chinese, meanwhile, are building a next-generation nuclear ...more
S. Thomas
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The conclusion to Stormhaven Rising did not disappoint! Earth’s long establish and new found powers clash until life on Earth’s pivotal moment. Will our species stop bungling itself long enough to prevent the giant rock from hitting home? I recommend you dig in and find out.

Micah is my favorite. Her subplot is possibly the most important event in the novel! Nestled deep within the shadow of mankind’s greatest crisis, a new life form becomes conscious. Artificial Intelligence becomes self-aware.
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Zachry Wheeler
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to end-of-the-world stories, we are conditioned by Hollywood to expect certain tropes. A hero will save us, a villain will be revealed, and a fanatic will throw a wrench into the whole thing. Eric Michael Craig knows this, which is why he flipped the table on that script, ripped it in half, and set it ablaze.

Humans are fallible to the bone, no matter where they fall on the societal spectrum. Prometheus and the Dragon, book two of Craig's Atlas and the Winds series, explores this re
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Joyce Hertzoff
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Prometheus and the Dragon by Eric Michael Craig is the sequel to Stormhaven Rising. In this one, the meteor Antu is approaching Earth and various groups are building colonies of the moon for as many people as possible. The U.S. and China have different approaches for dealing with Antu - to destroy it or deflect it. Neither works. There are threats on Earth, too, from those opposed to the colonies.

This is a fast-paced story, made even more frenetic by the frequent changes in scene. To accommodate
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Eric Michael Craig is a "harder-edged" Science Fiction writer living in the Manzano Mountains of New Mexico. He is the former Director of Research for a private consulting laboratory in Phoenix, where he experimented with inertial propulsion and power generation technologies.

Eric is a founding member of the SciFi Roundtable. The SFRT is an active online group dedicated to supporting indie and tra
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