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This review is from: Ancients: An Event Group Thriller (Event Group Thrillers) (Hardcover)
David lynn Golemon's 3rd novel, although not as good as his first two, still manages to be a pretty solid and fun thriller to read.
Yes, it is full of grammatical errors, but still was chock-full of James Bond-like characters and out-of-the-ordinary situations that are just as good as such writers as James Rollins and Matthew Reilly, to just name a couple.
This is fun escapism, with over-the-top sci-fi-ish/military action and adventure that will make you stay up at night turning the pages. However, being the weakest of the three books thus far, it has a surprise ending that makes us anticipate the next book to see what happens to a major character that is believed dead.
There have been numerous thrillers about the lost city of Atlantis, but this one was fresh and inventive. Yes, the major characters could have been fleshed-out more here, and the love for Collins and Sarah is finally shown here, as it is forced from them, but Ancients still becomes somewhat too big for its britches, especially at the last 1/3rd of the book. Hard to picture the immenseness of the devastation that movies can now show with state-of-the-art special effects.
But despite its problems, Ancients is worth the read. Legend is the best thus far, with Event a close second. Ancient fits nicely as being 3rd. Hopefully the next novel will be placed firmly more in line as being the best thus far.
But if you like solid thriller escapism, then this one is for you.