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Monday, January 20, 2020

The Last Odyssey

Title: The Last Odyssey
Series :Sigma Force #15
Author:James Rollins
Pages:448
Genre:thriller
Rating:5
  To save the world and our future, Sigma Force must embark on a dangerous odyssey into an ancient past whose horrors are all too present in this page-turning thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins that combines cutting-edge science, historical mystery, mythology, and pulse-pounding action.  For eons, the city of Troy—whose legendary fall was detailed in Homer’s Iliad—was believed to be myth, until archaeologists in the nineteenth century uncovered its ancient walls buried beneath the sands. If Troy was real, how much of Homer’s twin tales of gods and monsters, curses and miracles—The Iliad and The Odyssey—could also be true and awaiting discovery?  In the frozen tundra of Greenland, a group of modern-day researchers stumble on a shocking find: a medieval ship buried a half-mile below the ice. The ship’s hold contains a collection of even older artifacts—tools of war—dating back to the Bronze Age. Inside the captain’s cabin is a magnificent treasure that is as priceless as it is miraculous: a clockwork gold map imbedded with an intricate silver astrolabe. The mechanism was crafted by a group of Muslim inventors—the Banū Mūsā brothers—considered by many to be the Da Vincis of the Arab world—brilliant scientists who inspired Leonardo’s own work.  Once activated, the moving map traces the path of Odysseus’s famous ship as it sailed away from Troy. But the route detours as the map opens to reveal a fiery river leading to a hidden realm underneath the Mediterranean Sea. It is the subterranean world of Tartarus, the Greek name for Hell. In mythology, Tartarus was where the wicked were punished and the monstrous Titans of old, imprisoned.  When word of Tartarus spreads—and of the cache of miraculous weapons said to be hidden there—tensions explode in this volatile region where Turks battle Kurds, terrorists wage war, and civilians suffer untold horrors. The phantasmagoric horrors found in Homer’s tales are all too real—and could be unleashed upon the world. Whoever possesses them can use their awesome power to control the future of humanity.  Now, Sigma Force must go where humans fear to tread. To prevent a tyrant from igniting a global war, they must cross the very gates of Hell

My thoughts
Would I recommend it: yes
Would I read more of this series ? Yes ( it's one of my favorite series by him)
Would I read more by this author? Yes, in fact his one of my all time favorite authors to read over and over again.
 No matter what type of day I'm having I can always count on James Rollins and his Sigma  Force series to help take my mind off of my troubles, because as soon as I pick up one of his books wither it's a new Sigma Force book or a re read ,I get lost in the story as well as the characters . I love how he mixes into his stories history and science of the past and present so much so that they blend together beautifully. And this one was amazing because this  time the mystery had something to with  the fall of Troy and the great voyage of Odysseus.So with that being said to find out more you have to read it for yourself also I want to thank Edelweiss and the Publishers for letting me read and review it.

10 comments:

  1. It is good when you can find a book that is so engaging you forget your troubles.

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  2. I love when I find an author I love!

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  3. Love it when you can find an author you love, great review

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  4. This is a new one to me. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. Sounds good. I have this to review as well.

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  6. I might enjoy this.. though have not read books like this for a long while now.. And this author is new to me ..

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  7. gosh book 15 there are a lot of book in this series. Great review.

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