by David L. Golemon

Reminiscent of the works of James Rollins and Matthew Reilly comes the latest in an action-packed series about the nations most secret agency---the Event GroupTen thousand years before the Roman Empire marched great legions across the known world, there was a civilization dedicated to the sciences of earth, sea, and sky.

The great weapon of the Ancients has been uncovered in the South Pacific, and it is being deciphered by men of hatred---by an evil once thought banished from history.

The world starts to tremble under the power of the ancient science.

The seas rise, the earth cracks, and entire cities crumble to dust as the evil plan mapped out thousands of years before takes shape.The Event Group, the most secret department of the United States government, staffed by the most brilliant men and women of science, philosophy, and the military, must take the lead and try to stop the power of the Ancients.

With a presidential mandate to discover the truth behind the myths and legends of history, the Event Group fights to ensure that mistakes from the past are never repeated.

The Event Group is the world's only hope as they search and battle for the lost power of the Ancients.Heart-pounding action combines with historical adventure as the Event Group discovers that some myths never die.

  • Series: Event Group Thriller
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thriller
  • Rating: 4.06
  • Pages: 352
  • Publish Date: August 5th 2008 by Thomas Dunne Books
  • Isbn10: 0312352646
  • Isbn13: 9780312352646

What People Think about "Ancients"

Questionable writing and poor character development bogged down the first two books. In this installment, it was as if James Rollins and Matthew Reilly edited the early drafts of the novel. If you are looking for some rousing action adventures with some minor sci-fi elements, this is the book for you. The first two books lack from a deficiency of character development. A little bit of this and a little bit of that If you are a fan of the Action Adventure genre you have probably read Matthew Reilly or James Rollins. While this installment reminded me of the both Reilly and Rollins at time, it sets itself apart by including elements of Sci-Fi into the equation. While there was significant improvement in the writing, character management and story structure, I still expect improvement later in the series. I enjoy the mixture of AA and Sci-Fi elements as well as the concept of the event group. Scale 1 - Lowest 5 - Highest Sex - 1 As in the majority of AA novels, there is no time for sex while trying to save the world.

This time around, The Group faces off against a secret society descended from Atlantis with a plan to bring the world to its knees and take control.

The writing is terrible, the plot is terrible.

The Juliai Coalition is a secret organization of the descendants of the City of Atlantis who have carefully preserved their bloodline while they wait for the opportunity to control the world. First, the idea of villains using sound waves in their attempts to control the world is not new. There are only three women in the Event Group, and even they were so flat it was hard to tell them apart. Overall, it just felt like the author tried to cram too many ideas into this novel, and none of them got enough attention. The Event Group and the United States military were always a step or two behind, and always managed to be understaffed and outgunned, no matter how many times they were attacked by the Coalition. It felt like a high school student followed an adventure novel how-to flow chart, and what could have been an intriguing storyline missed on all counts.

Ancients by David Lynn Golemon is the third book in his Events Group series. This secret organization of Atlanteans has discovered an ancient secret weapon and is using it in an attempt to take over the world. While Ancients does seem much more formulaic than the first two novels in the series, there is a surprise ending this time.

Richard Poe is a great narrator but what amazed me the most was how emotional he made it (and this is the spoiler part so you have been warned) - Despite knowing that both Sara and Jack survive the book, I found myself sucking back tears from the moment Jack thought Sara was dead, all the way to the end of the book.

You know when you are Reading a book and you get one huge and exciting battle after the other to the point that you need to pause and take a deep breath?

The last chapter was so horrible that I refuse to read the rest of this series from this point forward. And to think that this ricochet was the most plausible part of the ending of this book?????!!!!!!

Golemon (a.k.a. David Lynn Golemon) is the author of the Event Group Thrillers, including Event, Ancients, Leviathan and Primeval.