Katherine Coble's Reviews > Antarktos Rising

Antarktos Rising by Jeremy Robinson
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Apr 02, 2011

liked it
Read from April 02 to 07, 2011

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-style Michael Chrichton, the thrill is in the journey to discover what exactly the bogeymen of the story are. But once we meet the cryptozoological / mythological baddie, it becomes a dull run here run there tale with no sense of where the characters are in place. I was also disappointed that the cleverness behind the baddies devolved into the tropes that are so familiar to anyone who watched Stargate SG-1. All in all, though, it's a fun way to spend an afternoon or a plane ride.
1 like · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Antarktos Rising.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.