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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: DLT Atlantis Publishing (July 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978527232
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978527235
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,160,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Speculative Fiction author JC De La Torre was born on September 4th, 1973 in Tampa, Florida. Author of the critically acclaimed underground success Ancient Rising, De La Torre has a special relationship with his fans, whom the author says he "loves dearly", and makes himself available to them via his website and email. De La Torre has a passionate interest in Speculative fiction - including Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, the Occult, Alternative History, and strange, amazing worlds. His writing will include all of these sub-genres and other interesting excursions. De La Torre also has a keen love for sports including american football (both professional and collegiate), NHL hockey, Major League Baseball, and college basketball. De La Torre currently resides in Wesley Chapel, Florida with his loving wife Rita, their new Yorkshire Terrier, Lestat (aka Mr. Poopenstein) and their two cats, Marius (aka Blackie) and Artemis (aka Arty). Rita and JC were married on Novemeber 17, 2001 and in 2006 Rita completed her own work of Fantasy fiction, Dark Dragon, which should be re-released soon.

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JC De La Torre is writer and creator of the IDW comics space and sorcery mini-series, Star Mage. He's the creator and co-writer of the vampire graphic novel White Chapel and creator/show runner/co-writer for the sci-fi audio creative presentation Continuum Force.

De La Torre has written two well reviewed novels, Ancient Rising and Rise of the Ancients - Annuna, as well as Nightmares from Eberus - A Speculative Fiction collection. He has also released to e-book the novellas for Continuum Force and the Serial Vampire series.

He is also co-host of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror podcast Transmissions From Atlantis and is a voice actor for the audio drama Doctor Geek's Laboratory of Applied Geekdom.

De La Torre is a columnist/blogger for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers blog site BucsNation.com. Previously, he served as a featured columnist for Bleacher Report on Tampa Bay sports, an editor and featured columnist for SB Nation Tampa Bay covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Gators, wrote for NFL.com's Blog Blitz and contributed to Pewter Report, one of the top magazines on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

De La Torre is married to his lovely wife, Rita, and their family consists of their Yorkshire Terrier, LeStat, and their two cats Artemis and Marius.

JC has a passionate love for Doctor Who, sports writing, speculative fiction writing, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Alternate Realities, and the Occult. His scripting will include all of these sub-genres as well as other interesting excursions.

JC's work features action, adventure, horror, Sci-Fi, a bit of the supernatural and essentially something for everyone.

Find out more about JC at http://jcdelatorre.com

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By grozny on April 2, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Or at least, fire the editor.
The editing in the kindle edition at least is either frustrating or entertaining. Throughout both volumes, words are hyphenated mid-sentence. Perhaps it is wrong to blame a human editor. More and more of kindle's inexpensive knockdowns seem to be done by machines. There are, however, some whoppers that should have been caught by an editor at some point. The word "rouse" is used for "ruse," not just once. The goddesses Artemis and Diana align on different sides of a dispute, even though they are the same being (Diana is the Roman name for Artemis). Characters who change go off on a different "tact." As in the first book, the writing is often sophomoric and sloppy. In the second book(not a spoiler comment)a "dead" character is reintroduced, improbably and ultimately uselessly, as a deus ex machina. It's one of many lazinesses that don't work.
The third volume eventually returns to some kind of meta-Christianity that really doesn't work. We can delight that he gets Yeshua's name right and rehabilitates Judas, but things sort of come apart at the "happy" ending, despite the extinction of a good part of mankind and the heroine's travels through something that resembles the Perils of Pauline.
YET the author has a potentially interesting idea, seems intelligent, and has a sense of humor, something that seems missing in most commentators on "speculative fiction." The hero's conversation with Satan in book 3 about the Return of the Jeda is rich. Much of his original idea is good. What he seems to have intended to do was entertaining and somewhat thought-provoking. That he sidetracked himself
in the last two volumes is somewhat unfortunate, but not uncommon.
If you enjoyed the first book, you will find some things to enjoy in this one.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 8, 2009
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The fate of humanity lies in the hands of bickering old Gods. "Rise of the Ancients Annuna" tells the story of Dan Ryan as he works with Prometheus to find the origin of mankind and the seal the safety of its future. Faced with the challenge of the Greek Pantheon, he must overcome legendary odds. "Rise of the Ancients Annuna" is a fine adventure of mythology and a welcome addition to the 'Rise of the Ancients' series.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on December 1, 2009
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"Ancient Destruction". The war of the Gods continues (see Ancient Rising) with Prometheus battling Zeus, Poseidon and other deities. Mankind's age appears precariously at an end as slowly but surely Prometheus, humanity's prime defender is losing the fight unless Dan Ryan can learn the origin of mankind in time. He has precious little left as once a favorite of the Gods, Atlantis is no more having been sunk beneath the sea.

"Rise of the Annuna". Ryan remains the only hope to save humanity. Prometheus recognizes him as the potential savior so keeps fighting the Gods to buy him some time. However, as the mortal learns the origin of mankind, he now must enter the Greek Pantheon filled with those in heaven and hell who want humanity extinct to reach the Annuna. If he succeeds at somehow reaching the legendary Annuna, he must persuade them that Man is worth saving.

Books II and III are exhilarating fantasy thrillers that continue the war of the Gods started in Rise of the Ancients. The story line is fast-paced throughout but also contains a frantic desperation as Dan knows he is out of time with so much to learn and do. Although it helps to have read the first entry to understand how humanity has seemingly reached the end of the road, Annuna can stand alone as it embellishes the De La Torre mythos.

Harriet Klausner
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By FireBird28 on August 3, 2009
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I greatly enjoyed reading Rise of the Ancients - Annuna. The title and cover is what first drew me to the book, but it is the way it was written that kept me reading.

I enjoyed the way Mr. De La Torre drew all the different mythologies and belief systems together. And the Atlantis legend was drawn into the mix? Excellent.

Will definitely keep on reading and will recommend this book to others.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 3, 2009
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i like it .It had action in it and all that stuff i give it a thumbs up
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