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Loved it! #4 in series & still going strong!
on March 2, 2003
Book #4, thought to be the "finale" actually will be followed by two more books, accourding to info in the author's website.
Atlantis Gate is very full of action, and is an excellent continuation of #3, Devil's Sea, which was also a great read. I recommend starting at the beginning with Atlantis, then reading Burmuda Triange, then Devil's Sea, and then this one--Atlantis Gate.
As I stated in my review of Devil's Sea, the story is far fetched, but hey, this is science fiction! It's a magnificent journey into another realm. I was so captivated, I read it in one sitting.
The characterization is really quite good for a science fiction action novel. The main character--Dane--is immensely likeable, and he's surrounded by other interesting characters. The parallel story line between the distant past and present made the book even more fascinating to me. There's also plenty of scientific fact and theory interspersed for plausibility.
The book had a satisfying ending, but clearly left room for a sequel, which is forthcoming.
I won't try to give a synopsis of the story, since that's been done umpteen times. I will say that if you want a pure, hard science fiction novel that is completely believable, you might find some of the elements of this story a bit too much. But, if you're willing to open up your imagination and enjoy the ride, this book is thoroughly entertaining!