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The Last Odyssey

(Sigma Force #15)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  290 ratings  ·  65 reviews
To save the world and our future, Sigma Force must embark on a dangerous odyssey into an ancient past whose horrors are all too present in this page-turning thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins that combines cutting-edge science, historical mystery, mythology, and pulse-pounding action.

For eons, the city of Troywhose legendary fall was detailed
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published March 24th 2020 by William Morrow
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Jul 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
Okay, for the first time in several recent years, a Sigma Force plot is finally sounding really interesting to me without being that same-old same-old "meh"... I mean, beginning with the mere mention of Troy, then typical James Rollins-ian historical mysteries and conspiracies based on freaking The Illiad and The Odyssey? Odysseus ship and his mythical epic voyage across the world?? Tartarus??? HOLY. SHIT.

P.S. I think the title could've been better, The Last Odyssey is a bit too derivative as
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 harrowing stars

Just as Homer did in his ancient poems, James Rollins has taken us on his own vision of a current day odyssey. Using as always tidbits of science, facts, conjecture, and derring-do, this author has once again created a story extremely enticing, alarming, and hair raising, especially for those of us who have loved his past endeavors. This is his fifteenth outing with the elite Sigma Force, and this reviewer has read and loved them all. Once more it is up to The Force to save
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Last Odyssey is going to blow your socks off!! OMG!! It was like reading one of the first Sigma books! Rollins put so much of himself into the research of the book and masterfully weaves in one of the oldest myths in mans history into modern-day bad guys wanting to bring about the end of the world as we know it. Of course, they envision that they will become the new order and have total control if they fulfill their mission. Thank goodness the Sigma Force and Darpa are there to take them on. ...more
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 9.5/10

Thanks to the publisher and author for an advance reading copy of The Last Odyssey (Sigma Force #15) for review consideration. This did not influence my thoughts or opinions.

The Last Odyssey is an absolute triumph of a novel. 0-60 in less time than a Porsche 918 Spyder, this novel never lets off the accelerator and shows off Rollins chops in a way everyone can appreciate. How in the world have I never given this series a shot until now?

From the brief blurb above, you can pretty
I'd like to extend a big thank you to the publisher, Harper Collins, for mailing me a physical advanced copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

James Rollins' Sigma Force is one of my favorite series. It's one I've followed for over a decade, and new installments never fail to have me tearing through the pages at a breakneck pace. This one was no different, and might have been one of the best in the series so far. I wasn't able to put it down... and I started it on a flight to Walt
How I love the Sigma thrillers! I look forward to them every year and this one, the fifteenth did not disappoint. This time the mystery concerns the fall of Troy and the great voyage of Odysseus, a voyage that must now be recreated to save the world. As usual with these novels, there's lots of detail, great locations and some fun set pieces. Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights.
Brittany ☾
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just won this book from a Goodreads giveaway! :) I'll update the review and rating when I finish reading.
Devin Drennen
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a Goodreads Giveaway win. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was the perfect mix of mythology and thriller
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, another fantastic book! Loved the Greek history and stuck, fantastic read! Loved it! Loved seeing the pair as parents!
J Garcia
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is a must read. First time reading books by this author. He is one amazing author.
Rebecca Minnock
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gray's parental leave is interrupted by a call from Crowe. Leaving their new baby with Monk, Gray & Seichan head to Greenland to start their mission. Kowalski & Maria play a big part in The Last Odyssey, and the more I see of Kowalski, the more I like him.

The Last Odyssey is Rollins at this absolute best - historical mystery, mythology and full of action from start to finish. I read it in a day! 
S Belcourt
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a thrill-ride. Rollins does again, only better.

Perfect as a stand-alone title, Rollins brings the new reader up to speed quickly,
while building on decades of character development within Sigma Force.

Fans of Rollins know that he weaves travelogue, science and history into each story, in varying proportions. Prepare for a history (and mythology) intro in The Last Odyssey, moreso than heavy science.

Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book from a goodreads giveaway. Ive read all of the Sigma Force books over the years. James Rollins is one of my favorite authors. This book was just as good as the others in the series. Rollins provides plenty of historical detail as well as ancient science and adds plenty of action as always. Overall, this is a good read. ...more
David V.
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Received as an ARC via my employer Barnes & Noble. Started 2-10-20. Finished 2-13-20. Mr. Rollins (my favorite author) has produced another fantastic "myth-adventure". This time the "what if"is, what if the Iliad and the Odyssey were based on real events, including automatons, fire that could not be extinguished by water, Cyclops, Minotaur,the gateway to Hell, and more other-worldly events. The Sigma Team travels from Greenland to Turkey to other parts of the Mediterranean area in order to ...more
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a Goodreads Giveaway Win and I was hooked from the beginning. I have read all of the Sigma Force novels and Rollins latest adventure did not disappoint. Always a perfect blend of history and the present with the fate of the world at stake! I would definitely recommend this book. ...more
Robert Bilyeu
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another thrilling tale in the Sigma Force series. Since I have an upcoming trip to Greece planned it made this story all the more fascinating. The weaving of history and mystery was expertly done in a way only Rollins can, leaving you learning more about our past and cautious about our future. Plus as a new parent myself it was great to share that bond with Gray and Seichan, making this one of my favorite entries into the story thus far.
Scott Caswell
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoyed previous books by James Rollins, this book will not disappoint! As usual Rollins uses history, and in this case, some mythology to weave a story that leaves you flying through the pages! Rollins always has a way of constructing a story that makes me want to grab his reference material and dig deeper into the background of the story! Also he blends in some new characters with the usual cast and leave you hoping these new characters have new rolls in Sigma in future novels. So sit ...more
Madeline Walz
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to win an advance copy, and Im so glad I did! This was yet another amazing Sigma adventure. What makes these books so good, I think, is that these lost worlds Rollins creates are completely plausible! ...more
This is probably my favorite Sigma Force Novel yet! I love it and I am still realing from emotions from reading this book. I got an advance readers copy. This book is amazing and I love it so much and can't wait to see what James Rollins will do next. If you want to know more about my thoughts on this book, check out my reading blog.
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The action was good and I love Greek history. So it was a great for me.
Read Dream
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An ancient middle-eastern vessel has been uncovered, frozen for centuries inside a glacier in Greenland. The cargo that remains is almost impossible to believe. Dr. Elena Cargill is called to the site for her expertise in nautical archaeology. She discovers on board a priceless map, along with a unique astrolable. The other "artifacts" on board are much more sinister. Barely escaping with her life, she is kidnapped by another party who also seems to be interested in the priceless cargo...and ...more
James Rollins usually does a good job straddling the line between history and fantasy, making us believe something could have happened or could be true, even though it is completely fictional. With this book, he went too far into the realm of the unbelievable.

The Odyssey has got to be one of the coolest subjects he's ever used for a Sigma Force novel, but he uses it in such a way that it actually was quite boring at times. It sounds really interesting: what could the true history be if the
Ray Palen
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There's a blurb on the bag of the latest novel by James Rollins, THE LAST ODYSSEY, in which he is referred to as 'the heir to the best of Michael Crichton'. I wish to make a slight alteration to this accolade. My personal impression, having read everything by Mr. Rollins, is that his work resembles a combination of the best of authors Dan Brown and Michael Crichton --- but infused with a lot more fun.

Having dozens of novels to his name, most of them being a part of the Sigma Force series,
Glenn Stenquist
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
exciting thriller that keeps you reading Mystery & Thriller
There is a blurb on the back of James Rollins latest novel, THE LAST ODYSSEY, in which he is referred to as the heir to the best of Michael Crichton. I wish to make a slight alteration to this accolade. My personal impression, having read everything by Rollins, is that his work resembles a combination of the best of Dan Brown and Michael Crichton --- but infused with a lot more fun.

Having dozens of novels to his name, most of them part of his Sigma Force series, Rollins has proven to be not only
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
The Last Odyssey by James Rollins is a very highly recommended thriller combining "cutting-edge science, historical mystery, mythology, and pulse-pounding action."It is always a celebration when Rollins releases a new novel!

In Greenland, researchers find a medieval ship trapped in the ice whose hold contains Bronze Age artifacts. A clockwork gold atlas embedded with an intricate silver astrolabe is found inside the captain's cabin, along with the remains of the captain. The intricate clockwork
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
James Rollins has always been the author I turn to when I need some escape from reality, and Ive never needed more escape than right now in the middle of the pandemic. And I got so much more from it than I expected.

Theres usually an equal amount of historical and scientific themes that play out in a Sigma Force novel but this was slightly different and I found that refreshing. This book takes the mythological route, concentrating on Homers The Odyssey and various other Greek myths and
Mar 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read a number of Sigma Force novels. Rollins is a master at combining history and science and imagination and a bit of fantasy. The result is an exciting and thoroughly engaging adventure.

This novel centers on a plot to bring about the end of the world, so to speak. Actually, the desire is to generate a global war Armageddon. A fanatic Christian thinks it will bring the Lord's return. Fanatic Muslims think it will identify their last leader. A rabbi thinks the Messiah will finally
Mariea Kohli
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I never thought I would say I've been to hell, but now I can. Rollins takes you on an Odyssey from Greenland to the Mediterranean and travels thru generations of historical facts & hidden hints to take us all on an unexpected trip to Hell.
We once again have the Sigma Force team working around the clock to save not only the world from war but 1 of their own. I was thrilled to see Kowalski & Maria back as well as seeing that Gray & Seichan are not going to stop saving the world even
I'm torn between rating this book 3 and 4 stars. I enjoyed it for the most part. The action was good and I really liked the storyline that revolved around the Odyssey. I thought that part was quite well done. It was the type of Sigma action adventure I've come to expect.

That said, what I didn't care for was the apocalyptic zealot aspect. I thought it was not well developed and failed to adequately explain the leaders motivation. It seemed like the author thought to himself "I've written this
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