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Alternate cover edition for B00GR5JZHQ A PANDEMIC 70,000 YEARS IN THE MAKING... WILL CHANGE HUMANITY... FOREVER. ____________________________________ In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis P Alternate cover edition for B00GR5JZHQ A PANDEMIC 70,000 YEARS IN THE MAKING... WILL CHANGE HUMANITY... FOREVER. ____________________________________ In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve. As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease. Immari International offers a different approach: do nothing. Let the plague run its course. The Immari envision a world populated by the genetically superior survivors--a new human race, ready to fulfill its destiny. With control of the world population hanging in the balance, the Orchid Alliance and the Immari descend into open warfare. Now humanity's last hope is to find a cure, and Kate alone holds the key to unraveling the mystery surrounding the Atlantis Plague. The answer may lie in understanding pivotal events in human history--events when the human genome mysteriously changed. Kate's journey takes her across the barren wastelands of Europe and northern Africa, but it's her research into the past that takes her where she never expected to go. She soon discovers that the history of human evolution is not what it seems--and setting it right may require a sacrifice she never imagined. ____________________________________ "The human race must remain as one. All other roads lead to ruin." - The Orchid Alliance "Evolution is inevitable. Only fools fight fate." - Immari International ____________________________________ ABOUT: THE ATLANTIS PLAGUE is a story of human survival and perseverance in the face of extinction. This global adventure takes readers back into the world of The Origin Mystery, which began with A.G. Riddle's debut sci-fi thriller, THE ATLANTIS GENE. THE ATLANTIS PLAGUE delivers the same kind of little-known science and history readers applauded in THE ATLANTIS GENE and deepens the core mystery many can't stop talking about. NOTE: The Atlantis Plague is the second book in A.G. Riddle's Origin Mystery Series. Readers are strongly advised to read The Atlantis Gene (Book 1) before "infecting themselves" with the plague. In this series, it seems, it's survival of those who read the first book.


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Alternate cover edition for B00GR5JZHQ A PANDEMIC 70,000 YEARS IN THE MAKING... WILL CHANGE HUMANITY... FOREVER. ____________________________________ In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis P Alternate cover edition for B00GR5JZHQ A PANDEMIC 70,000 YEARS IN THE MAKING... WILL CHANGE HUMANITY... FOREVER. ____________________________________ In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve. As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease. Immari International offers a different approach: do nothing. Let the plague run its course. The Immari envision a world populated by the genetically superior survivors--a new human race, ready to fulfill its destiny. With control of the world population hanging in the balance, the Orchid Alliance and the Immari descend into open warfare. Now humanity's last hope is to find a cure, and Kate alone holds the key to unraveling the mystery surrounding the Atlantis Plague. The answer may lie in understanding pivotal events in human history--events when the human genome mysteriously changed. Kate's journey takes her across the barren wastelands of Europe and northern Africa, but it's her research into the past that takes her where she never expected to go. She soon discovers that the history of human evolution is not what it seems--and setting it right may require a sacrifice she never imagined. ____________________________________ "The human race must remain as one. All other roads lead to ruin." - The Orchid Alliance "Evolution is inevitable. Only fools fight fate." - Immari International ____________________________________ ABOUT: THE ATLANTIS PLAGUE is a story of human survival and perseverance in the face of extinction. This global adventure takes readers back into the world of The Origin Mystery, which began with A.G. Riddle's debut sci-fi thriller, THE ATLANTIS GENE. THE ATLANTIS PLAGUE delivers the same kind of little-known science and history readers applauded in THE ATLANTIS GENE and deepens the core mystery many can't stop talking about. NOTE: The Atlantis Plague is the second book in A.G. Riddle's Origin Mystery Series. Readers are strongly advised to read The Atlantis Gene (Book 1) before "infecting themselves" with the plague. In this series, it seems, it's survival of those who read the first book.

30 review for The Atlantis Plague

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ron Smith

    I enjoyed reading this book very much. I did some side research on the information referred to and found much of it was at least seriously discussed in the science world, much of it seemed to be serious science. The most unbelievable parts were based on real science. That added a lot of credibility for me, dispensing with the disbelief thing, helped me get in to the story better and added a lot of interest. I now want to follow up on some of the ideas just because its so interesting. The story co I enjoyed reading this book very much. I did some side research on the information referred to and found much of it was at least seriously discussed in the science world, much of it seemed to be serious science. The most unbelievable parts were based on real science. That added a lot of credibility for me, dispensing with the disbelief thing, helped me get in to the story better and added a lot of interest. I now want to follow up on some of the ideas just because its so interesting. The story continued from the first book in the series very well and the characters were believable or fun, sometimes that is just as good. I've read a lot of science fiction in my life and this series is one of my favorites. It is well thought out and developed, I can't wait for part three to be released. Great read, highly recommended.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Caprice Hokstad

    I rate it about 2.4 I spent 75% of this book confused and millimeters away from not finishing at all. The plot is convoluted. Too much to try to keep straight. The sci-fi gets so "advanced" that it's more like magic and with about the same amount of explanation. It was a bit too convenient that one of the main characters was an Atlantean (alien) and KNEW just about everything the plot sought to answer, but didn't happen to remember whatever Very Important Point until some dramatic moment (when th I rate it about 2.4 I spent 75% of this book confused and millimeters away from not finishing at all. The plot is convoluted. Too much to try to keep straight. The sci-fi gets so "advanced" that it's more like magic and with about the same amount of explanation. It was a bit too convenient that one of the main characters was an Atlantean (alien) and KNEW just about everything the plot sought to answer, but didn't happen to remember whatever Very Important Point until some dramatic moment (when the clock ran out). Said character basically solves everything with a wave of a wand at the end, with no real plot reason it couldn't have happened sooner. All the running and fighting and struggle and death were somewhat suspenseful, but in the end, rather pointless when all they needed to do was just let this character remember. That said, I -did- care enough to keep reading. The ending, while a bit disappointing (see above) and not quite enough (because: sequel) was still at least satisfying enough that I didn't hate it. I am not sure I have the will to read book 3. While this series started out with a good deal of likeable characters, almost all of them (except the 2 protags) are dead now and the main bad guy has already been killed twice, but keeps getting resurrected. I am curious, but I will have to be quite bored or without other options to read the last book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Timothy Miyahara

    A.G. Riddle’s second offering in The Origin Trilogy again offers a fast-paced adventure wrapper around a complex plot weaving fiction with hard science and true history into a story delivering more twists than a bag of taffy (the Berlin Patient cured of HIV is factual). Fans of science-fiction will want to not miss this debut trilogy from a writer who will become a major player in the genre. The Atlantis Plague picks up right where The Atlantis Gene left off, and is just as complex, meaning the r A.G. Riddle’s second offering in The Origin Trilogy again offers a fast-paced adventure wrapper around a complex plot weaving fiction with hard science and true history into a story delivering more twists than a bag of taffy (the Berlin Patient cured of HIV is factual). Fans of science-fiction will want to not miss this debut trilogy from a writer who will become a major player in the genre. The Atlantis Plague picks up right where The Atlantis Gene left off, and is just as complex, meaning the reader cannot pick up the thread of the story without reading the first book. Historical events in humanity’s ancient past and recent past are tied to the present in rather ingenious methods. Some readers have complained about the historical and scientific references making the story difficult to follow. I won’t lie. The story would be confusing to a person without an interest in history and science even though explained in the text of the story. If you read deoxyribonucleic acid as “de-blah-blah-blah,” you probably won’t enjoy the story. Most aficionados of the genre will probably be delighted with the combination of reality and fiction, but purists may be irritated by the artistic license taken with some matters. It was difficult to really empathize with the protagonists because the characters were not developed enough in the first installment. That flaw was somewhat rectified in The Atlantis Plague, but some of the characters still felt two dimensional. I became a little distracted with the romantic element of the story, and the frenetic pace was almost too much action leaving me feeling I was reading a movie script rather than a novel. Between the romance and action, I felt certain required “formulas” almost detracted from the meat of the story. As our protagonists are searching for a cure for a pandemic threatening the human race, they are dealing with the apocalyptic chaos, confusion and conspiratorial factions ripping apart the fabric of human society. The saccharine-sweet aspect of the romance seems a little out of place. Most readers enjoyed the second book of The Origin Trilogy more than the first. I’ll admit I hit one or two spots in the second book where I wasn’t certain I would persevere. I’m glad I did. Although this debut work is not spotless and portions felt they could use more polish, the storyline is imaginative, and I’m certain that as A.G. Riddle grows as a writer, we will be rewarded with first-class thrillers and science-fiction. The readers who liked the first installments of the trilogy will be delighted by the climactic and unpredictable ending of the series which makes it all worthwhile. ************* Fact vs. fiction http://www.agriddle.com/Atlantis-Plag... A.G. Riddle's commentary on what is real and what is fiction in The Atlantis Plague.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cathrine Takazaki

    I would call this book a guilty pleasure. The author does keep the pace up so that I found myself reading the book at 4 a.m. just to finish it. I call it a guilty pleasure because the plot line is rather fantastic and the villains are too two dimensional, but it was a good read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Annmarie (Annie) Kostyk

    Second book in the trilogy. Not usually a sci-fan fan, but this is a great story. It has it all - history, science, and on the edge of your seat, page turning excitement. Self-published too.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Glenn O'Bannon

    Muddled story, boring plot. I really liked the first book in this series so I am shocked at how BAD this one is. The story just drones on and the plot is often overly-detailed and your attention tends to drift while reading it. There is very little action. The author knew where he wanted to take us but did a poor job of taking us there. The characters I liked so much in the first book changed significantly, often for the worse. Their jobs changed significantly. The evil people didn't seem to have m Muddled story, boring plot. I really liked the first book in this series so I am shocked at how BAD this one is. The story just drones on and the plot is often overly-detailed and your attention tends to drift while reading it. There is very little action. The author knew where he wanted to take us but did a poor job of taking us there. The characters I liked so much in the first book changed significantly, often for the worse. Their jobs changed significantly. The evil people didn't seem to have much effect on them. Suddenly, I didn't care that much what happened to them. The conspiracy was revealed in the first book, so the author seemed to have trouble figuring out what the characters should do and talk about. Too bad. I had high hopes for the series but I'm stopping here.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Olga

    Second book in series, follows The Atlantis Gene. When I finished reading The Atlantis Gene, I thought: Wow, I want to know what's next! I checked A. G. Riddle personal site for updates at least couple of times a month, until I saw that the second book was available on Amazon! Overall, the ending of the Gene (I'll call The Atlantis Gene so) was in my opinion, a bit hurried, like the author didn't have enough time to finish the book. So that several important events were described on the last coupl Second book in series, follows The Atlantis Gene. When I finished reading The Atlantis Gene, I thought: Wow, I want to know what's next! I checked A. G. Riddle personal site for updates at least couple of times a month, until I saw that the second book was available on Amazon! Overall, the ending of the Gene (I'll call The Atlantis Gene so) was in my opinion, a bit hurried, like the author didn't have enough time to finish the book. So that several important events were described on the last couple of pages (I'll try to avoid spoilers for the readers who haven't yet got their hands on the books). The second book starts off even more rapidlyю The reader knows that the world is going to end because of the plague, and Kate is working on a cure (unsuccessfully). David experiences some very disappointing events (no spoilers!). And as a matter of fact, we become aware that the chain of events that caused the plague leads to the alien race, who interfered with our genes. I must say, I'm not a big fan of aliens in books. More so, the first book made the described events very realistic, so that I could even imagine something like that happening. But the aliens? Come on. It just puts me off, since I find that hard to believe. The scientific explanations make the matter even worse. First, they appear more frequently than in the first book, and are quiet lengthy, and seriously, if I wanted a lecture on the cure for HIV, I could just visit Wikipedia. Second, science in the book supports the plot, gives a basis to the events and justifies actions of the characters. But when the science becomes entangled with the aliens, whom you cannot doubt since they ARE the main characters, this what I find irritating. Overall, if you ask me, I would read the third part. And this is going to be a third part. Do I think that the second book was bad? Not, of course it wasn't. Continue reading on bookgeek.ru!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tyler Moore

    Incredible This was a book that got better and better page by page. The true definition of a page turner. Can't wait to read the final book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    George Mazurek)

    Worse than Atlantic gene. I couldnt finish it... Worse than Atlantic gene. I couldn´t finish it...

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jestin VanScoyoc

    Yes its full of cliches. Yes its a fast paced hollywood script style of flashing one scene to another. I enjoyed it though so who cares about its faults or short comings - on to book 3

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tory Michaels

    I couldn't put these books down and had to keep going until I devoured this book. Probably this is my favorite of the three.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Cherie

    It was hard to keep up with all of the players and the different sides of the activities, but it was a wild, wild ride, and I absolutely cannot wait to see what is going to happen in the final book. I what to see David and Kate again. I am glad I had the ebook at my finger tips as I was listening to Stephen Bel Davies narrate the audio version to me.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kelli Starick

    This was another free book from the Kindle lending library. I enjoyed the first book enough to finish it and read this one but my interest quickly faded. The 2nd book dragged on for me seemingly forever in the middle but picked up a bit near the end just enough for me to stick with it but I'm not sure I need to see where book 3 ends up. There were some neat ideas but many of them were just a bit too far fetched for me to believe. Things started to get a bit too cliche/predictable for me as well This was another free book from the Kindle lending library. I enjoyed the first book enough to finish it and read this one but my interest quickly faded. The 2nd book dragged on for me seemingly forever in the middle but picked up a bit near the end just enough for me to stick with it but I'm not sure I need to see where book 3 ends up. There were some neat ideas but many of them were just a bit too far fetched for me to believe. Things started to get a bit too cliche/predictable for me as well giving me too few surprises for a supposedly super advanced alien species.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Cara Hulett

    Great read! Couldn't put it down! I absolutely loved this book. It was just as good or better than the first book. It had everything a great story and adventure needed: suspense, the perfect amount of romance, action, mystery and thrills. I can't wait to read the end of this trilogy. If you liked Dan Brown's, The Davinci Code or Digital Fortress, you'll love this series. Thank you to the author for allowing me to experience your wonderful story.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Olivia "Don't Blame Me I Voted for Hillary"

    This book wasn't as good as its prequel The Atlantis Gene, which was wonderfully weird. The first half of The Atlantis Plague was slow. While it did pick up in the second half of the book the slow first half made this book not good enough to give five stars to.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Leni

    3,5 Stars Find it on Dog Eared Book It took me a bit longer to get through this ones… Once again we have a Science Fiction Novel, heavy on the Science Part. This was again a part I really enjoyed but one had to concentrate, so one would not miss an important sentence or explanation. In addition to scientific explanations we get a lot of historical background about Malta where I just kind of started to zone out… As in Part 1 we do have a lot of characters which is sometimes a big confusion to actual 3,5 Stars Find it on Dog Eared Book It took me a bit longer to get through this ones… Once again we have a Science Fiction Novel, heavy on the Science Part. This was again a part I really enjoyed but one had to concentrate, so one would not miss an important sentence or explanation. In addition to scientific explanations we get a lot of historical background about Malta where I just kind of started to zone out… As in Part 1 we do have a lot of characters which is sometimes a big confusion to actually keep all story lines in your head and remember who is striving for what goals…. The characters grew a little distant for me. I really liked David in Book 1 but here he just became this super dude who was quite arrogant and could do pretty much everything. There was no one really left who I really cared about…. (view spoiler)[ I did not like the ending. What I understood about the plot (please tell me if I missed or misunderstood something) was that the Atlantians had been attacked by some superior race who wanted to kill all and anything Atlantian so sooner or later they would come to earth and kill all humans, because of their Atlantis Gene that was given to them thousands of years ago. 1. So Dorians Plan was to activate this Gene to build his super army to fight against this superior race. 2. Kate just wanted to save everyone. 3. Janus wanted to deactivate this gene to save everyone but with this devolving humanity back to the stone-age. My thoughts about their plans: 1. Seriously Dorian? Your race wasn’t able to defeat them, what makes you think humans are able to do against them? If you activate this gene I think every one would be totally overwhelmed with your technology and wouldn’t know what the hell to do 2. Okay maybe you saved everyone for the moment bus you just prolonged everything. Dorian is still out there trying to build his army and this other superior race is looking for you and wants to kill you. So yeah…. 3. Seriously? This would have promised a really interesting book three!!! Humans that were devolved back to the time of the stone-age living in a world created by a species higher on the evolutionary ladder? I would have read that book!! Yes, I hoped Janus would achieve his goals just because it would have been really interesting to read what would have come after that! (hide spoiler)] So… Book 3 is on my TBR and I will pick it up in the next months to sea how this will work out but the epilogue already gave me a pretty good idea about what to expect.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

    Not easy to read. The writing did get better in the second book and the characters improved as well. But there were some that seemed that they would be important to a story line that weren't, so the introduction of so many at the very beginning was confusing. The action lines go on too long without contributing anything additional to the story or characters. The basic mystery of the plot is the main thing that kept me reading although not enough to care about any further novels, at least not unt Not easy to read. The writing did get better in the second book and the characters improved as well. But there were some that seemed that they would be important to a story line that weren't, so the introduction of so many at the very beginning was confusing. The action lines go on too long without contributing anything additional to the story or characters. The basic mystery of the plot is the main thing that kept me reading although not enough to care about any further novels, at least not until the writing improves.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Gina Briganti

    Riddle went from a good writer to a great writer with The Altantis Plague. What was started in The Atlantis Gene picks up fantastic momentum and nuance in this story. The book is both character and story driven. So many are one or the other. This sci-fi thriller has it all - action, adventure, alien technology, twisty plots and intrigue. Riddle is one of my favorite new writers. I forgot that I was reading the story. It felt like I was in it. I highly recommend this series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Bud

    Just finished this book. Like it's predecessor, The Atlantis Gene, I was unable to put it down and looked forward when I had 15 or 20 minutes to read more. It is a good follow on to the first part of the trilogy and you get to learn more about the characters involved. You also get some suspense. Mr. Riddle does a good job of making you attempt to figure out who the bad guys really are. Can't wait for the third book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Abduraafi Andrian

    Akhirnya pekerjaanku selesai. Dengan ini, aku menyatakan untuk memasukkan genre fiksi-ilmiah ke dalam rak bukuku. Entah bagaimana, walaupun sering kali tidak mengerti dengan apa yang dijabarkan, aku menikmati setiap kalimat yang ada di dalamnya. Ceritanya tak membosankan, dan alur cepat dan tak mudah ditebak menambah kenikmatan membacaku. Kate dan David bisa menjadi pasangan favorit.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sam Miller

    Another great book This was just as captivating as the first. I can't wait to start the Atlantis World and see what happens next. I know I won't be disappointed. I highly recommend this to anyone with a passion for science and the unknown.

  22. 5 out of 5

    cynthia

    Good read The second installment of the trilogy did not disappoint. Loved the historical and anthropological references would highly recommend it to everyone. And I cannot wait for the movie!

  23. 4 out of 5

    James Bauer

    Love this series It will really make you think. Very well written and the author did some home work for the story line. Great series and would highly recommend.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Philip

    This one sat and sat in my book drawer. Why was that you old twit eh ? I'd realised early on that by adopting a scatter gun approach to picking up books when I came across them, I ended up with volume 3 of this, volume 2 of that and so on. And so it was to prove in this instance. No idea where I found this copy, more than likely a Oxfam or a Screw Ryder shop I suspect. It was like new. Don't think it had been read. I wonder why. I liked the cut of it's jib. Interesting cover, interesting screed on This one sat and sat in my book drawer. Why was that you old twit eh ? I'd realised early on that by adopting a scatter gun approach to picking up books when I came across them, I ended up with volume 3 of this, volume 2 of that and so on. And so it was to prove in this instance. No idea where I found this copy, more than likely a Oxfam or a Screw Ryder shop I suspect. It was like new. Don't think it had been read. I wonder why. I liked the cut of it's jib. Interesting cover, interesting screed on the back. Apocalyptic it said. Ah, we are in Walking Dead territory then. Worth looking for the first one in this trilogy. I was still recovering from the awfulness of Steve Alten's second bite in his horribly boring Mayan Trilogy so I chickened out and headed for the relative safety of Christian Cameron's Greek series. So the first novel in this series' was acquired (from Amazon, where the postage costs are more than the book itself and it takes about 2 weeks for the sender to find the dang thing and stuff it in the post). Jimmy's, I mean A.G Riddle's first volume, The Atlantis gene, wasn't actually that bad. There were two protagonists, an autism research Doctor called Kate and an intelligence officer, from some outfit called the Immari whose existence was never really made clear, who single-handedly try to stop er....something.....from somebody. Yeah it was that good. The early action is quite fast-paced and I got an air of FPS Computer game. Something along the lines of FEAR or maybe Deus Ex. This limps along after the initial flurry of action and ends up in caverns somewhere under the Antartic and Rock of Gibraltar. There doesn't seem to be any exciting aliens or, indeed, shape-shifting or mind altered zombies or monters appearing anytime soon, but nonetheless I decided to plough on with this one, the second in the trilogy. It started well enough after the closing moments of the first volume, what with Nazi submarines stuck in the ice and tubes containing Neanderthals, but then we discover that our hero, Paul is aparently somebody else and is a superman of some kind who gets shot yet still carries on remorselessy. Kate has become some sort of snivelling whinger obssessed with two noisome kids who were part of her research project. At this point I was so exasperated by these stereotypical characters and their tedious 'journeys' that always seems to be the core plot of this kind of novel, and just gave up. I don't normally, but this was just so ghastly and predictable that I found I just didn't give a damn about their shenanegans let alone the equally predictable love angle that was hinted at in the first book and sure to appear at some point here. I may come back to this, but I won't be making it a priority anytime soon.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jeremysw

    Woah! Second book, better than the first! How often does that happen?!? I struggled to put this book down. It's still got some of that 'made to be a movie' feel to it, but I still stand by that not always being a bad thing. It continues to gluttonously feed that 10 year old part of my brain that could never seem to get enough of the idea of a lost ancient civilization. If that over-caffeinated, sugar-addled brain had been able to focus enough to write the coolest story about Atlantis ever, this Woah! Second book, better than the first! How often does that happen?!? I struggled to put this book down. It's still got some of that 'made to be a movie' feel to it, but I still stand by that not always being a bad thing. It continues to gluttonously feed that 10 year old part of my brain that could never seem to get enough of the idea of a lost ancient civilization. If that over-caffeinated, sugar-addled brain had been able to focus enough to write the coolest story about Atlantis ever, this is what he would have written. Probably with less girls, though. I'd say you could read it out of series, because the author does provide most of the background information (mostly in ways that move fluidly, though there's a few that feel a little "in last week's episode") you need to engage in the story, but you're just cheating yourself if you don't. You'll be so much more floored by the sheer scale of this story and the tangled webs the author manages to weave right behind your back. The second installment of this story made me eat some lines from my review of the first book. This book really got my brain spinning pretty often wondering about the origins of life, intelligence, and what human nature really means. The author weaves a vast knowledge of history (and artistic manipulation) into science, evolution, and genetics, then bundles it all into an action thriller that will keep you turning pages well past bed-time. If you like wondering about the origin of life, and occasionally like it spiced up with some sci-fi, seriously, pick up this series. It's a lot of fun. Despite being the second book in the series the plot all felt new, even while retaining the majority of the main characters from the first book. The sheer number of cool discoveries the plot ran through makes me wonder how Riddle has anything left for the third installment. The romance turned up a couple notches, much to my chagrin, but it's still bearable/skimable. I'm just not a fan of that element in most stories; I feel like it's been written well enough for something I dislike, though. Otherwise expect more action, more intriguing details, and a story that really comes into high gear in this book. Dan Brown, eat your heart out. Atlantis trumps DaVinci every time.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Joan Schumacher

    Book 2 of this series did not disappoint. I fond it hard t put down. A must read for people who are interested in anthropological history. A wealth of knowledge intertwined into this sci-fi-fi thriller. Moving immediately into Book 3.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nadjab

    Erste Sätze Die Forscherin schlug die Augen auf und schüttelte den Kopf, um die Benommenheit loszuwerden. Das Schiff hatte den Aufwachprozess beschleunigt. Klappentext Das tödliche Erbe von Atlantis Einst starteten die Bewohner von Atlantis ein genetisches Evolutionsexperiment ... Heute ist unsere Welt eine andere ... Seit 78 Tagen breitet sich die pandemische Atlantis-Seuche mit rasender Geschwindigkeit aus, hervorgerufen durch den mysteriösen Immari-Geheimbund ... Millionen von Menschen sterben .. Erste Sätze Die Forscherin schlug die Augen auf und schüttelte den Kopf, um die Benommenheit loszuwerden. Das Schiff hatte den Aufwachprozess beschleunigt. Klappentext Das tödliche Erbe von Atlantis Einst starteten die Bewohner von Atlantis ein genetisches Evolutionsexperiment ... Heute ist unsere Welt eine andere ... Seit 78 Tagen breitet sich die pandemische Atlantis-Seuche mit rasender Geschwindigkeit aus, hervorgerufen durch den mysteriösen Immari-Geheimbund ... Millionen von Menschen sterben ... Die verdeckte Organisation Clocktower versucht im Kampf gegen Immari, das Geheimnis um Atlantis zu lüften ... Auf Malta wird ein Steinsarg aus uralter Vorzeit entdeckt ... Der Schatz von Atlantis kann die Menschheit retten – oder ihren Untergang beschwören ... Meine Meinung Das Buch ist aus der Sicht eines auktorialen Erzählers geschrieben und berichtet aus der Sicht verschiedener Personen. Eine davon ist Dr. Kate Warner. Kate ist eine Wissenschaftlerin, die eigentlich nur ein Mittel gegen Autismus finden wollte, aber nun als die Schuldige angesehen wird, die das Atlantis-Virus freigesetzt hat, auch wenn es in Wahrheit die Immari waren. Sie ist stark, mutig und entschlossen für die Menschen einzutreten, die ihr etwas bedeuten und ein Heilmittel zu finden, auch wenn sie sich selbst dabei verlieren könnte. Ich konnte mich wirklich gut in sie und die anderen Charaktere hineinversetzen und fand ihre Gedanken und Handlungen nachvollziehbar. Die Charaktere entwickeln sich weiter, geraten an ihre Grenzen und wachsen über sich hinaus. Dieser Teil setzt kurz nach dem letzten Band an. Auch diesmal wird stark ins Detail gegangen, was technische, medizinische und historische Fakten angeht, was aber wichtig ist, um den gesamten Hintergrund zu verstehen, der hinter dem Atlantis-Virus und dem Experiment steckt, was gestartet wurde. Man bekommt mehr Hintergrundinformationen und es werden wieder einige Fragen beantwortet, was mir gut gefallen hat. Das Buch konnte mich von Beginn an fesseln und mitreißen. Es gibt überraschende Wendungen und Entwicklungen. Der Schreibstil der Autorin ist angenehm und flüssig zu lesen. Bewertung Eine gelungene Fortsetzung, die dem Vorgänger in nichts nachsteht, daher gibt es auch diesmal 4,5 von 5 Würmchen

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Hmm. This installment in the series really upped the "weird". The first book was a race to stop an outbreak, with a tiny splash of aliens, and of course Nazi bad guys; it was still grounded in enough reality that you could easily accept the plot. Book 2 introduces a lot of strange things and unreal technology quickly at the beginning and doesn't really stop. Now we have a lot of aliens, spirit possession/reincarnation, a bad guy that can't be killed, and the human population of the world is deci Hmm. This installment in the series really upped the "weird". The first book was a race to stop an outbreak, with a tiny splash of aliens, and of course Nazi bad guys; it was still grounded in enough reality that you could easily accept the plot. Book 2 introduces a lot of strange things and unreal technology quickly at the beginning and doesn't really stop. Now we have a lot of aliens, spirit possession/reincarnation, a bad guy that can't be killed, and the human population of the world is decimated yet stuff like food and transportation still works. I felt like I was being asked to believe in too many things at once. Bless the romance subplot, because if it weren't for wanting to find out if my characters were ever going to find each other again, I don't know if I would have continued.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    I thought this series was a thriller series along the lines of the Sigma novels by James Rollins or the Pendergast books from Preston and Child. But it isn't. This isn't the author's fault, of course, but I feel slightly misled. The first book was much more biological thriller, in that it contained mostly stuff the actually happened on Earth as the basis for the science in the story: Toba, autism, evolution, etc. Yes, there was a bit of alien/outer space stuff, but I felt like that stuff played I thought this series was a thriller series along the lines of the Sigma novels by James Rollins or the Pendergast books from Preston and Child. But it isn't. This isn't the author's fault, of course, but I feel slightly misled. The first book was much more biological thriller, in that it contained mostly stuff the actually happened on Earth as the basis for the science in the story: Toba, autism, evolution, etc. Yes, there was a bit of alien/outer space stuff, but I felt like that stuff played well with the actual historical and scientific stuff. In this book, all that history is thrown by the wayside as it's all seen to be the machinations of crazy aliens. And the dreamwalking, the gaining of someone else's memories, all that really weird stuff was too far away from science for me to be interested. Putting all of this aside and taking the book for what it was based on what I had thought/hoped it was, the book still wasn't that great. It was very slow in the beginning, with action scenes that served no purpose except to make things more exciting. (I got the impression that a beta reader said, "I think this book is too short and not exciting enough. Take every scene where something actually happens and make it harder." No bueno.) Action for action's sake is never enough for me. And a lot of the book was short on the revelations which made the first book exciting: all the "wait, that person is really who?" It was just random stuff happening, people shooting each other and running from the bad guys. However, the final 1/3 of the book was fairly exciting and held my interest way more than the first 2/3. And the story itself is really cool. Kinda makes me wonder if all this stuff is really how/why we evolved. I just wish this science fiction weighed a bit more on the science side than the fiction.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Eeva Lancaster

    The Atlantis Plague continues the story of The Atlantis Gene. The plague has spread and mankind's population is seriously depleted. The 2nd book delves more into the battle between the Orchid Alliance and Immari, and Dr. Kate Warner's quest to find a cure, and to do that, she has to look into how mankind evolved and moved to the top of the food chain. What I love about this series is how it tackles and tries to connect different legends and mysteries. It's fascinating to read how the author imagi The Atlantis Plague continues the story of The Atlantis Gene. The plague has spread and mankind's population is seriously depleted. The 2nd book delves more into the battle between the Orchid Alliance and Immari, and Dr. Kate Warner's quest to find a cure, and to do that, she has to look into how mankind evolved and moved to the top of the food chain. What I love about this series is how it tackles and tries to connect different legends and mysteries. It's fascinating to read how the author imagines and interconnects the events described in the book. Sometimes, it can get too much and starts to sound preposterous. But you have to remember, it's a fantasy, and the existing theories, facts and fiction are so intermingled they're almost believable. I mean, we really DON'T know what THE truth is yet, so it's nice to imagine the What Ifs. There are parts that will make you go "huh?" I suppose, with the scope, it was inevitable that there would be some confusion somewhere. However, for ancient mystery buffs, it's satisfying enough to be a page turner. Just go with the story and let it entertain you. Which is what a good fiction strives to do. It's not a scientific journal. And I did buy Book 3, which is supposed to give us more back story on the Atlanteans.

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