Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1)
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- Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Publisher: Random House Audio
A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.
Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.
But some can never stop searching for answers.
Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?
I really enjoyed this book a lot! It was extremely smart, believable and the character’s chemistry were all spot on. It gives us a great view into how the US military and government agencies would handle such a secretive endeavor. The endless government funds, the cover ups, international relations, it was all so well done! The movie rights for Sleeping Giants sold before the book was even published and let me tell you, this would be an amazing action packed, smart and brilliant film! I am eagerly awaiting book two, Waking Gods, and will definitely be picking it up! I rated it 4 stars.
Edit: I forgot to add that I recently bought the hardcover for Sleeping Giants. I really wanted to own it and see how the formatting looked inside. The cover and jacket are gorgeous!