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- Publisher: inklingwell Press (July 4, 2016)
- Publication Date: July 4, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HZBUFBA
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(THE WATCHERS #1)
Mallory Jacks had been a staunch fan of Indiana Jones since childhood, and unlike many childhood enthusiasms, her interest in both archaeology and anthropology cemented itself and became her adult career passion as well. In company with her schoolmates Paisley, the two found a museum in their small Cornwall community. The turning point occurs with the uncovering of a henge stone. As the novel unfolds, Mallory discovers the existence of The Watchers. Such a discovery may well upend forever both established science, and accepted religions.
IF THERE BE GIANTS is a highly narrative archaeological suspense-thriller. It is first in THE WATCHERS Series.
I reviewed a digital copy generously provided by the author through the Goodreads group Shut Up and Read.
First and foremost, I will say that this novel is beautifully written. The attention to detail on the excavations made me feel as if I were a part of the team discovering the giants along with Dr. Mallory Jacks and Dr. Paisley Bourne. I also appreciated the complexity of the characters. Mallory’s calculated brain made her seem closed off from passion and love, which turns out not to be the case when she falls for her graduate assistant, Grey McKnight.
In regards to the overall plot of the novel, I was left confused and indifferent. I did not feel that the plot seamlessly flowed together. Rather, I found the storyline a bit jagged. The first 16 chapters of the book were tough to get through since there is not much action; it’s just the excavation. I felt like the story focused on the excavation in painstaking detail in certain parts, while the remaining was rushed and under developed. Even after completing the story, I don’t really understand the whole point of the giants being related to Nephilim. The reader knows the McKnight family is somehow involved, but again, it was quickly mentioned.
Disclaimer: this book was gifted in exchange for an honest review.
Perhaps the best thing about this book is that it combines aspects of "hard" scifi and myth-based urban fantasy. The main characters are all trained academics who approach the question of what they have discovered scientifically, and yet there are also suggestions that what they are dealing with has a religious rather than a scientific explanation, something that some of them, at least, are willing to consider. Although this is not that unusual for stories like this (Indiana Jones is explicitly referenced on multiple occasions), it is well-done here, giving realistic details of the excavation process and situating the story in the realistic here-and-now, even as it gives tantalizing hints of something more.
The main focus, though, is not so much on the science and mythology but on the interior life of the main character, the lead archeologist on the dig. A complex and compelling character, Mallory wrestles with the scientific and moral dilemma placed before her, as well as her personal tragedies, which, it turns out, are also linked to the project. A strong female lead who doesn't play into the stereotypes of strong female leads, Mallory is a welcome addition to the specfic genre. I definitely recommend this book for readers looking for smart, female-oriented speculative fiction.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I purchased this book two nights ago. Night 1- stayed up late to read (which I haven't done in a long time!) Day 2-I rushed home from work to continue reading. I just finished and I'm already ready to reread it just to be sure I didn't miss any tidbits. The author wrote the storyline beautifully. It had just enough detail to paint a picture without being so wordy that you find yourself skipping over parts. My mind is reeling with questions. What will happen to Mallory? How will the find affect humanity? What's the deal with Keaton? Grey?! I have so many questions that I want answered, I'm really looking forward to future books in the series.
WOW. This was a very interesting book set in the near future. It had lots of suspense and mystery with mythology and science thrown in. I was intrigued from the beginning and wanted to keep reading to find out what happened next. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. I definitely recommend.