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This third book in the trilogy is so far removed from the feel of the first book I can't begin to imagine how the author drifted so far off course. Firstly - it's boring. Dull as dishwater. Secondly - there is too much sermonising and nonsense Alien Lives Matter tosh. Thirdly - I bought the original after doing a search for 'SCI FI' and 'Archeology'. The first book started off in this direction but by the third book, it was just a cop and secret service "thriller" (I use the term "thriller" loosely). A common problem with near future dystopias is that they are nearly always the same. The sci fi in this story was mainly just augmented reality, self drive cars and the same old mind control and virus's from the first book. And these were in fairly short supply. Oh, yeah - genetic memory. Yawn. Back again is the attempt to throw you into confusion about who is the goodie and who is the baddie. The trouble is, it is so badly written I can't believe anyone cares. I only read it to the end through sheer pig-headedness ignoring every cue to dump the book. If the CIA want to break the will of a 'extraordinary rendition' prisoner, they should make them read this crud.
This was a real disappointment as the first two volumes were so good. This one was more like a break- off novel...and was more like a detective story.....and a boring one at that. Try as I could, I got to the point where I put it down and could not bring myself to pick it up. Giving the author the benefit of doubt they made an error in not finishing it at the end of volume 2.: A more cynical view is that they tried to milk it for a bigger profit. As a result, rather than being left with a feeling if having had a really goo read, I am left feeling rather cheated
It's not often, as an avid reader of the sci fi and alien history genre, that I experience a totally new take on the idea nor the monolith of Mars given such an inventive twist. Joshua has managed to wrap a story of man's pre historical distant past into one of his distant future with such talent, creating a tale with breathless depth and breadth filled with action and emotion. A thoroughly enjoyable table that I read from book to book without stopping over 2 days! This trilogy is definitely one to be enjoyed by every lover of a well written romping good story and I look forward to more from this brilliant young writer
As a standalone novel not connected to the 2 prior books I'd give it 4 stars. But as a sequel 2 stars. This sequel never needed to be written, book 2 ended the story, this book changes things from the prior books, as if the author has forgotten what he wrote. Don't read this book leave it at book 1 and 2.
Another magnetic novel from the mind of Josh Calvert. The first few chapters took a bit of getting used to, ( the 20 year leap) but as always, the prose hooks you and you can’t put the book down- or phone in my case. Brilliant clever close to the fossil series - 👏👏👏👏👏