The adventure begins with the wreckage of a sunken Nazi submarine and a shocking legacy of Hitler’s quest for Atlantis. Archaeologist Conrad Yeats discovers in the ruins of the Third Reich the key to an ancient conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of every major government. Suddenly Yeats is plunged into a deadly race across the Mediterranean, hunted by the assassins of an international organization that will stop at nothing to ignite global Armageddon and revive an empire. And only Serena Serghetti, the beautiful Vatican linguist he loved and lost, can help him save the world from the Atlantis Revelation. ??Jam-packed with political and prophetic intrigue and praised by the biggest names in thrillers, The Atlantis Revelation is an unforgettable blockbuster.
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.
worst of the trilogy, which is unfortunate. Hardly any surprises, no big mindblowing secrets, and the action is predictable. The scene descriptions are sub-par, and sometimes seem contradictory. Bad dialogue and cliched characters. The ending resolves almost nothing.
The Atlantis Revelation is the end cap of the Conrad Yeats/Atlantis trilogy, sadly however it's really not that good which is a considerable let down considering that the prior book Atlantis Prophecy seemed to have improved the shortcomings of Raising Atlantis.
Whilst we do get some more exposure of Wanda of Atlantis Prophecy it's rather brief and more of a side note which is disappointing as it seemed like there was more her character could have added to the atmosphere. The whole plot itself though, other than involving the globes found in Prophecy seems almost like a side note to the events in the first 2 books. The mysterious Alignment seem to have gone from wanting to rule the world to a bit of war profiteering and an overly complicated Bond-esque villain plans.
The flow of the novel also seems a little disjointed at times with some rather abrupt transitions between chapters. It's almost as if Greanias had run out of steam but had committed to a three book deal with his publisher so had no choice but to squeeze out this average piece of literature - now that's not to say it's terrible, if you look at it on it's own it's got quite a bit of action and adventure which could keep your attention on a long trip yet compared to the earlier 2 books it pales in comparison. Which is sad considering the directions the trilogy could have gone, but didn't.
Primero hablemos de los personajes centrales de la novela para que podamos entender un poco mejor de qué va todo ésto.
Dr. Conrad Yeats, astroarqueólogo que ha perdido parte de su respeto en la comunidad científica por cuestiones que lamentablemente en este libro no se describen (éste es el último de la trilogía al que se le suma un spin off). Fue encontrado en la antártida, congelado en el hielo por el Griffter Griffin Yeats, quien lo adopta como su hijo y lo lleva de regreso a América. Según el Griffter, Conrad es descendiente de los atlantes, no es un chico de este mundo, porque mientras el ADN de todos los seres vivos gira hacia la derecha, el de Conrad lo hace hacia la izquierda. Yo creo que ya desde el momento en que lo encontró congelado en la antártida y lo trajo a la vida sólo descongelándolo, he de suponer (en este libro no se explica eso), podemos decir que Conrad es un ser extraño, a menos claro que sea una cucaracha que puede permanecer congelada un buen tiempo y después del descongelamiento seguir viva. Es un tipo pagado de sí mismo, un poco divertido, demasiado inteligente, intuitivo y con unas excéntricas amistades.
Serena Serguetti, monja, lingüista, ambientalista y jefe de una organización secreta del vaticano, el Dominus Dei. Es hermosa, inteligente, se mueve en los más altos círculos sociales, tramposa aunque de un modo justificado (creo); está enamorada de Conrad (y él de ella, aunque de nuevo es algo que no se explica en este libro) y hará un montón de cosas para protegerlo, mientras permanece fiel a sus votos religiosos.
Roman Midaslovich "Midas". De origen ruso y dueño de Minería y Minerales Midas, es el hombre más rico del mundo en cuestión de minerales y metales. Ha sido nombrado Caballero, por parte de la reina de Inglaterra. Un hombre sin escrúpulos, arrogante y decidido a todo con tal de tener más y más dinero para él. Está metido hasta los dientes en negocios turbos y con gentes nada benevolentes, por motivos puramente egoístas; padece un enfermedad degenerativa desde hace varios años.
La historia está dividida en cuatro partes: Corfú (isla griega en el Mar Jónico), que es en donde se desarrolla la primera parte, con un capítulo situado en el Círculo Ártico. En Bakú (capital de Azerbaiyán), con algunos capítulos ubicándose en Italia, París, Londres, Suiza. La tercera parte se sitúa en Rodas (isla griega) con un capítulo situándose en Creta. Y la última parte se sitúa en Jerusalén.
¿Por qué les cuento todo ésto? Es necesario para ubicar mejor la historia, aunque si algo le ha fallado gravemente al autor, es la ausencia de fechas al inicio de los capítulos, porque en un capítulo Conrad está en Corfú y al siguiente está en Suiza (bueno, algo así, ustedes me entienden) y uno no sabe ni cuántos días han pasado, además de todos los rollos legales de entrada o salida de un país y más aún si se tienen líos con la justicia. Y también la cuestión de que el autor presupone que hemos leído los libros anteriores, de modo que los datos que nos da aunque suficientes para hacer de este libro una novela que se puede leer independiente, si nos deja con algunas lagunas cuando tratamos de profundizar en la historia de vida de los personajes o en el amor que sienten Serena y Conrad.
Todo empieza cuando Conrad está intentando sacar del mar el secreto que el Barón de la Orden Negra se llevó con él, cuando su submarino quedó perdido para siempre en la Sima de Calipso. Conrad escapa de sus perseguidores, llevándose consigo únicamente el cráneo del Barón Von Berg y logra sobrevivir a una explosión de forma más que milagrosa. Con ayuda de ese cráneo descubrirá una clave para sacar una caja de seguridad de un banco en Suiza, el objeto misterioso que se relaciona con los globos (uno muestra la superficie de la tierra y el otro el cielo), que parecen contener algunos secretos anteriores al Génesis.
Si bien la historia me gustó y me mantuvo entretenida unas buenas horas, en términos de thriller, los hay mejores. El apocalipsis de la Atlántida es una buena historia, hay intriga internacional en la que están metidos desde los masones, el vaticano, personas de Oriente Medio, gente de Rusia, Estados Unidos y demás; tenemos tanto intereses políticos como religiosos, y el fin del mundo (en un término muy metafórico) para ciertos sectores de la sociedad. Creo que es una novela que pudo dar para más, y que en el último capítulo nos da la pista más grande de lo que viene en el último, arruinando así el final de esta trilogía, a la que se le ha agregado un spin off llamado The Atlantis Legacy.
Si disfrutan de los libros de Dan Brown, creo que esto les puede gustar.
Tras leer los dos primeros libros de esta trilogía sobre la Atlántida de Thomas Greanias, necesité bastante tiempo de reposo antes de acometer la lectura del que pone punto final a la serie, El apocalipsis de la Atlántida. Si se dieron así las cosas no fue precisamente por el buen impacto provocado por los dos anteriores sino por la decepción que me causaron teniendo en cuenta que un libro de acción, aventuras y la legendaria Atlántida como objetivo, parecía una gran premisa para una serie de novelas que además se anuncian como Best Seller. Pensé que esta tercera parte sería capaz de dar explicación a algunos de los sucesos bizarros de las entregas anteriores y borrarme el mal sabor de boca pero me temo que finalmente esta esperanza ha quedado muy lejos de la realidad.
De nuevo el "astroarqueólogo" (me sigue fascinando este concepto desde que lo leí en el primer libro) Conrad Yeats se enfrenta a una de sus aventuras cuando descubre un submarino nazi donde supuestamente descansa algún tipo de tecnología relacionada con la Atlántida. Pronto descubrirá que él no es el único interesado en esta reliquia también buscada por los poderosos miembros de la Alineación para sus fines orientados a crear un nuevo orden mundial. En su andadura contrarreloj contará de nuevo con la ayuda de la hermana Serena Serghetti, ahora líder del Dominus Dei.
Si bien el argumento a priori no parece carecer de atractivo, a mi enseguida ha conseguido aburrirme a golpe de introducir con calzador hilos diferentes, conjuras completamente desmedidas y por supuesto, olvidarse continuamente de la Atlántida en una dinámica que ya empieza a parecer una tomadura de pelo si tenemos en cuenta que en principio se nos vende como una saga que versa sobre ella. Por otro lado, me gusta que las tramas avancen a buen ritmo pero cuando es algo tan extremo y tenemos a los protagonistas en una punta diferente del globo prácticamente en cada capítulo, me llega a desorientar y, por consiguiente, a sacar de la historia.
Finalmente, me dio la sensación al empezar el libro, que el autor iba a prescindir de algunos elementos que introdujo en el anterior (como los globos armilares) y que parecían salirse completamente del argumento inicial. Sin embargo, según fui avanzando por sus líneas, me di cuenta de que de nuevo había sido muy ingenua y que, si bien no hace uso de tantos recursos astrológicos ni del espacio exterior, parece que no puede resistir la tentación de ir complicando la trama innecesariamente hasta pasar de la Atlántida a una conspiración mundial que trata de descubrir (a golpe de violencia, explosiones y barbarie general) las puertas del Jardín del Edén. No obstante, para los incondicionales de las novelas de acción que tratan sobre tesoros y lugares legendarios (así en plural, todos juntos en una misma trilogía) puede que la vocación del señor Yeats como "astroarqueólogo" destructor de yacimientos (no hay enclave ni tesoro que le sobreviva) y James Bond a tiempo parcial, no le resulte tan disparatada como a la escéptica que escribe.
I think I gave one of the other books in the series the benefit of the doubt and went with a four star instead of a three star, so here I am going to go with a three star. It is not a true three star rating but I can't give it a four star either. There was just something a little lackluster about it.
To begin with, as entertaining as I think all three books were, it bothers me that I didn't get the 'Atlantis' that I was hoping for. Book 1 was Atlantis-y but not really, book 2 was American history and book 3 was Middle East. They tied together nicely but because book 3 didn't deliver the 'Atlantis' goods, it is receiving more negative vibes from me than it should.
Same characters, same type of mysteries. What once worked before is feeling a little stale now. Except I am left with a lot more questions...Nothing new about Yeats' DNA? Really? Nothing other than Atlantean technology? OK. It is a sore spot. What of the Alignment?
Not a fan of how the relationship ended. The last third of the book felt rushed. Enjoyable but not a satisfying conclusion.
This is the first book I've read from the author, Thomas Greanias, and I really enjoyed the read. His main character, archaeologist Conrad Yeats, discovers a skull with a metal plate attached, in an old sunken Nazi submarine. Unbeknownst to him at the time of discovery, the inside of the metal plate has an inscription that will lead him on a deadly mission, against foreign enemies, to find and stop a weapon that could mean the end of the world as we know it. Dr. Yeats and an old partner of his, Serena Serghetti, race to stop the weapons use before his enemies can release it into the world. The book was nonstop action and kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next. I will look forward to reading more books from this author.
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As I was reading this, I just kept thinking that I have read this before. Several key pieces of it were incredibly similiar to other books that I have read from different authors. I understand that this is a third installment and that once again, I am entirely out of order, but I am not sure that this is what caused all the difficulties.
I bought this series recently and read all three consecutively. I so wanted to love it and was certain that I would, but it just fell flat in too many aspects. The story line and the action were all good, and all the books definitely kept my attention,but something was missing One glaring problem for me was the vague description of the main character, Conrad. I really could not ever get a firm grasp of who this guy is. And specifically physically, I never had any idea of what he looked like. I like to be able to envision somewhat a leading character, but there were so few references to his looks,and those could be contradictory at times. The biggest problem of course,as any one who has read these, is the fact that there were too many loose ends left hanging. You cannot tease us with Conrad's unique DNA qualities, and then just never mention it again or resolve it. That's just mean. And his father, well, first he took off in an Atlantean starship;then he was buried at Arlington with absolutely no explanation of how he was recovered;then it was hinted at that his remains may or may not have been his. And that's it. No resolution to that. I don't always have to have all the answers wrapped up in a nice pretty package, that would be dull. But I have to be left with some interesting hints to ponder and make my own deductions.In this case, there were none. The characters of Conrad and Serena have returned in another unrelated book released earlier this year, but I do not have a desire to continue their adventures with them. I don't regret reading this series,but it won't make it to my top ten. For a riveting three part adventure series, I will always recommend Patrick Lee's The Breach.
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The Atlantis Revelation caps a very entertaining trilogy
I was already a fan of Thomas' previous two books, Raising Atlantis & The Atlantis Prophecy - both of those were rollicking fun, totally entertaining, and a great way to escape on intriguing adventures for a few reading hours. I am happy to say that The Atlantis Revelation is a worthy successor in the Atlantis trilogy. It is smart, well-researched, has loads of action, and presents fascinating concepts that kept me interested the whole way through. It takes the reader on a whirlwind journey to interesting places - from Corfu & the Calypso Deep to Azerbaijan to Rhodes to Jerusalem and more.
Mr. Greanias is a talented thriller author who never disappoints. His characters are well-fleshed out & jump off the page with life. His storytelling skills are solid. I have read thrillers and adventure novels where authors got so engrossed in the details of place and technology that they let the story drop, drag, and sometimes nearly evaporate. A thriller needs to be fast-paced with enough detail to make the setting come alive for the reader, but always keeping the story strong and at the forefront of the reader's attention. Thomas strikes that balance perfectly. You can rest assured when you pick up any of the books in the Atlantis trilogy that you will be turning pages super fast.
As a thriller novel this book was an excellent page turner, however as the final book in a series it was a sorry disappointment. After devouring the first two books early in the summer I immediately went online to see how long I had to wait for the third. In anticipation of the release in August I started reading up on some of the details and found hints like “mysteries surrounding Conrad finally explained” or “romance between Conrad & Serena explored” but unfortunately none of these hints came to fruition in this book. The story line independent of the other two books would have been interesting but as part of the series it provided zero character development and took the easy way out at every opportunity. Rather than developing satisfactory explanations for these intriguing mysteries the author simply employed a strategy of complete avoidance by just not addressing anything that did not have a neat bow for an answer. Anyone else spend the remainder of their day wondering where Conrad came from or what became of Conrad’s father?
Summary: Great read but do not expect any answers. You will finish this book disappointed & wanting more but now there is no hope for more books that may contain the answers. Enjoy!
This is a book that I found in the way I find many of my books- I was browsing through a used book store, and saw one titled Raising Atlantis. I had been reading many books that involve Atlantis, and after reading the summary on the back, I bought it. After reading it, I found that it was very much to my liking, so I looked for the next. This is the third book of this set, the most recent that I have read. I liked this book a lot, mostly because it involves an alternate-history style story. The book takes place in the year it was wrote, and the protagonist of the story is Conrad Yeats. This story follows him and Serena Serghetti as they investigate the Third Reich's investigation of Antarctica-looking for Atlantis. Of course, they are not the only ones looking for the secret Nazi base, for it holds a weapon that could change the face of the earth... I found this to be a great book, with history and fiction interwoven in a way that makes for a brilliant story. The story has more religion in it then the stories that I usually read, but these books have it in such a way that even I can find interesting. Overall, it is a five star book.
End of the Atlantis trilogy. Conrad again miraculously defends the forces of the Alignment saving the world and winning the girl.
Biggest thing I didn’t like about this is other than Conrad possibly being an Atlantian, there’s not much connection to Atlantis.
In spite of the obviousness of the plot and unrealistic, unexplained ability of the hero to escape certain death and outwit them all, I did enjoy the story which contained some interesting scenes, information and dialog. Reminds me of a 007 movie.
After all the fuss, I think Conrad forgave Serena way too easily, but then that’s the way the plot had to go for a final book. He could have let her squirm a bit more though.
Roman was an idiot and too bloodthirsty. He never would have made it in the Alignment. They have to be more subtle about how they do things. But Serena’s connection was interesting.
Footnote: 1) The supposition as to the history of the 30 pieces of silver was creative. I never though beyond the fact of it being used to buy a pauper’s field.
2) Fish soup with tiny squids sounds awful.
Fave scenes: von Berg’s skull, the steps of reconciliation, Wanda’s manhole cover trick and Conrad waking up in the trailer.
While I didn't win this in a Goodreads giveaway, Greanias sent a signed ARC copy of the second novel by mistake - and then a signed copy of this one as well- after I won another one of his novels. It sounded interesting, so I took the first out of the library and it was great.
I enjoyed this more than the second, but I think I'm done with Conrad Yeats. Actually, I'm more done with Serena. She's...manipulative, but my feelings for her extend beyond that. I don't like how callous she is, and how she's a liar and cheat in certain ways.
At the end of "Prophecy" it seemed as if the globes were insanely important. And they DID play a large role here, but not so much until the latter half. Yeats barely thought of them until then.
I had to chuckle and roll my eyes at Bill Gates being impressed by Yeats. Not that he wouldn't be, but that he was in the novel.
I WAS very glad to see Wanda back. And I was QUITE upset about Benito.
The plot around Judas' coins and the Dei was crazy but it was another thing that seemed lacking in information.
Pretty good thriller. Seems to follow a similar plot formula to many of the other thrillers I've read lately: guy with some unusual knowledge set, girl who ends up being a past love interest or something develops during the course of the story, and some type of far-fetched conspiracy the protagonist must thwart.
Not going to repeat the synopsis from the back of the cover, but this novel succeeds at what it's trying to do and keeps you reading and wanting to find out what will happen next and even involves opening a secret Swiss bank safety deposit box using a secret code found on the reverse side of a metal plate in a dead Nazi's skull. The guy also happens to be buried at the bottom of the ocean in a sunken World War II submarine.
Anyway, it was an entertaining read and I would recommend it to someone who likes to read this type of book.
Well it was the same book as the other two. Unrequited love, physical angst and international intrigue. I enjoyed this book and the precedeing books but I really hate the ending and the set up for a fourth book as well as the introduction of the new character for the Book that is a spin off. I am as always a harsh critic and although I personally could not create and write a book of fiction I wanted something more from this one. The plot development was lacking and made me assume alot, which is I guess the point of the reader. The author really presupposed that I had read the preceding books and there was not much in the way of good explanation of the past except in the way of flashback type snippets of information. I would still readily recommend this book as the premise is still in a weird way tangible.
Its a good conclusion to the trilogy even though I liked the first two books better. This one feels a little tired as if Greanias energy ran out somewhat. But it is still an exciting read with Conrad Yeats getting out of many complicated situations and exotic places around the world. The story is decent and the action is good but I have to say that Yeats isnt the most interesting hero I have encountered. The most fascinating character is still Sister Serena which has a complicated past and present which maker her more interesting than the other characters. But with that said its a better book than Dan Browns latest which was a huge dissapointment and Brown almost used the same story as Greanias did in the Atlantis Prophecy. But Greanias did it much better.
I have only read this part of Greanias' series on Atlantis and its role in this series is kind of interesting. I am more interested in the previous books in this series; although I did enjoy the read.
The seed bank in Norway is part of this book and Greek Fire and a beautiful linguist from the Vatican. A definite page turner (although I listened to the book). Once again as in many books like this there is this shadowy international cabal filled with Billionaires that is trying to take over the world because they know what is best for all of us.
I will read at least one more of the books in this series since I was entertained.
NO SPOILERS!! The story picks up with Conrad immediately doing battle with the Alignment. This story was slightly better than #2 but I felt like some of the action was just a bit too easy/simple for both the good and bad guys to get in/out of - just like in the 2nd book. Mr. Greanias' writing was excellent and he did a nice job at describing the environments, the action, the geography. One of the most enjoyable parts of these books is the global conspiracy piece - Mr. Greanias does an excellent job of weaving the story around this grand-scale concept. Overall - this was a good book and I look forward to reading Mr. Greanias' next novel - The Promised War.
I couldnt get past the first 50 or so pages. It was just too contrived and far fetched even for a novel of this genre. I just couldnt suspend disbelief which is something that the writer should be able to facilitate for the reader. It was so ridiculous it seemed as if the writer was literally making it all up as he went along, like a nine year old writing a story in a hurry for a class assignment. Austen Powers wouldnt feel out of place as a character in this story its so absurd. Its probably enjoyable enough in its own right but it reads like a spoof of The Da Vinci Code.
I suspect that it would have been better to read the previous Atlantis books. The book has a lot of parts and complexity put it is a fairly simple story where the good guys and bad guys are easy to see, and you know from the beginning that everything will work out for our hero. The Alignment is a centuries old group wanting to take over the world. They are after technology from Atlantis to make their dreams come true. The story takes us over Europe, the Meditarian, and Israel. Quick read, but not much depth.