Imagine coming across a thriller that captures your attention and imagination as well as the best of stuff by Crichton, Rollins, or Koontz; an unknown work of great potential that has not yet been discovered by an agent, a major publisher, or Hollywood. Antarktos Rising is such a book, but don’t look for it in brick and mortar stores just yet; Antarktos Rising is available only from Amazon.com beginning August 1, 2007.
The book begins with mysterious global climate changes as they impact the lives of various characters including Mirabelle Whitney and her partner and lover Dr Merill Clark. Separated by thousands of miles, she survives a tsunami in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, only to be trapped in her own house by arctic cold that follows the apocalyptic deluge; he, living on a research station in the Antarctic, finds that after a massive earthquake the continent of Antarctica has inexplicably thawed.
Something has happened to the earth, and the unveiling, by the titanic geological forces, of Antarktos has a lot to do with the frightening alterations. But the same forces that have rearranged the world have also caused billions of deaths, dislocated countless others by the hundreds of millions, and sparked an all or nothing race by the survivors to claim the new continent for living space.
Maribelle Whitney and her lover Dr. Clark become key players in this survival game, thanks to their expert knowledge of the new continent. But fools rush in where angels fear to tread; as the would be explorers trespass to stake out their claims, they come face to face with an unexpected danger from the Earth’s Biblical past, a danger that no one imagines possible—the Nephilim.
One cannot help but be impressed by the work that Robinson has put into this book: the internal layout is the same as you’d see in a major mainstream novel; the writing has been edited to the point where the text seems to become invisible as the story action rushes before the reader; the plot, characters, and dialogue—all these are all top of the line, too. Even the cover is mainstream.
As unbelievable as it may seem, Antarktos Rising is nearly a perfect blend of science, Biblical creatures, human drama, and suspense as a book in this genre can be; it is certainly the best disaster/apocalypse POD novel reviewed at the PODler so far, hands down. A well tuned, smoothly running, never boring, world class masterwork of suspense and thrill, this one gives mainstream apocalyptic disaster thrillers a haircut and gets away with it. Robinson is writing with the assured mastery of a best-selling author, crafting a story that every apocalyptic disaster thriller should aspire to. If you plan on buying only one POD novel this year, make it Antarktos Rising.
On August 1, 2007, you can be a part of history by purchasing Antakrtos Rising on Amazon.com. Why August 1? Jeremy Robinson plans to get enough grass-roots support to catapult Antarktos Rising to the top of the Amazon.com bestseller list by having thousands of fans purchase this book on that day. If he succeeds, pod will never be the same. So, even if you don’t like thrillers, buying Robinson’s book is worth it because you get to be part of history, and that’s always exciting. Visit his website for more information about this talented and visionary writer as well as for sample chapters of the book.