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The Atlantis World (The Origin Mystery, Book 3) Paperback – May 15, 2014
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A.G. Riddle spent ten years starting internet companies before retiring to pursue his true passion: writing fiction.
His debut novel, The Atlantis Gene, is the first book in The Origin Mystery, the trilogy that has sold over two million copies in the US, has been translated into 18 languages, and is in development to be a major motion picture.
His recently released fourth novel, Departure, follows the survivors of a flight that takes off in the present and crash-lands in a changed world. HarperCollins published Departure in hardcover in the fall of 2015, and 20th Century Fox is developing the novel for a feature film.
Riddle grew up in a small town in North Carolina (Boiling Springs) and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. During his sophomore year of college, he started his first company with a childhood friend. He currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, who endures his various idiosyncrasies in return for being the first to read his new novels. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, on September 2, 2016.
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Human civilization is still reeling from the massive flood unleashed by Ares and is not much of a factor in the story.
Throughout the book, Dorian Sloane (the embodiment of Ares) is chasing Kate Warner (the embodiment of Isis) and David Vale to kill them. At each stage in the pursuit, we learn more about the Atlanteans and the enemy that destroyed them. A new faction, the Exiles, also appears.
While it's nice to have all the mysteries resolved and all the pieces of the puzzle revealed, most of the book is pretty much just a replay of the Atlantean memories of Ares and Isis. Sure, there's the ongoing chase between Dorian and Kate/David to add a bit of tension, and there's the climax where Ares' plan against the Serpentines comes to fruition, but in my opinion it isn't really that good of a book. Obviously you have to read it to get closure on the series, but... bleah.
Interesting, believable characters, with a lot of background revealed for the Atlanteans, although once in a while I didn't think one of the leads could be so dumb with a decision. A couple of things were confusing, as they seemed to contradict earlier facts in the previous books, but I probably just mixed some things up. It will make you think and it may twist your beliefs about certain characters. Are they unredeemable? Can you sympathize with them? Are you behind anyone 100%?
I hadn't read sci-fi in many years, but I'm glad I gave The Origin Mystery Trilogy a chance. It's a very good story and it can appeal to several types of reader.
That being said, I could recommend this series as a fun, fairly light Sci-fi series. The historical "facts" for the basic "human extinction" events recored in the story are for the most part real events with some merit in the historical/scientific record. I enjoyed that part. As far as writing goes, it was done well and appeared well edited. This is one of my main beefs with much of what is being published today, either as self-published or through an agency. This series passed muster in this area.
The 3rd book in the trilogy really pulls the 1st and 2nd together giving all the history and background of what you read in the first 2 books.
I think the best compliment I can give the author is say: I am really looking forward to your next book! Thank you for taking the time to share your imagination and writing skills with all that care to read them. I hope you never get writers block.
Yes, the book is interesting. The author talks about genetics, astronomy, history, aliens, exotic animals, and several other crazy sub-plots. Although I found the book extremely interesting and can honestly say I did enjoy reading it (and would recommend it to friends) it can get a little "out-there" and unrealistic.
It got so complicated in some parts that I actually had to take out a pen and paper to draw myself a time-line from the 3 books. There are many characters introduced throughout the trilogy that it's difficult to keep up with who is who. Also, there are several sub-plots thrown in which would not have made a difference to the main story had they been included or not. (911 conspiracy in the first book).
All in all I enjoyed reading the books, was it crazy and extremely confusing at times? YES, but enjoyable nonetheless.
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The ending was like the end of a thrill ride and you know you are sliding into the station.