Nine years after humans discovered the robot they named
Themis, another metallic figure has appeared, this time
in London. What alien beings guide this new robot and why
are they here? The answers may prove to be both
intriguing and deadly as more robots are coming... and no
one knows how to stop them.
WAKING GODS is the second book in the Themis
Filesseries but can be read on its own merits.
suspect that you\'ll instantly be hooked and want to know
more about this intriguing science fiction mystery. I
was a little nervous that WAKING GODS couldn\'t top the
intrigue of the first book but oh boy was I ever wrong!
Sylvain Nuevel immediately ups the stakes in WAKING GODS.
While the first book reminded me a bit of the X-Files
with the mysterious interviewer behind the scenes (a la
the cigarette smoking man), WAKING GODS is full on
action! From the very first news snippet, it\'s very
apparent that Sylvain Neuvel is putting the whole world
in jeopardy as diplomacy is out the window. Instead, Rose
Franklin, Kara Resnick, Vincent Couture, and a host of
other characters will have to use every bit of their
ingenuity if earth is to survive the onslaught.
WAKING GODS, like the first book SLEEPING
GIANTS, is told
through an epistolary style. We see snippets from the
news media, interviews, personal journals, and various
other formats as Sylvain Neuvel creates a stunningly good
science fiction thriller. If you read just one science
fiction book this year, then WAKING GODS is the perfect
In the gripping sequel to Sleeping Giants, which was
hailed by Pierce Brown as “a luminous conspiracy yarn . .
. reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z,” Sylvain
Neuvel’s innovative series about human-alien contact
takes another giant step forward.
As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery:
a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As
an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career
to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why
was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces
around the world? Years of investigation have produced
intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions.
But the truth is closer than ever before when a second
robot, more massive than the first, materializes and
lashes out with deadly force.
Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made
real, as more colossal machines touch down across the
globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps
refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can
unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology.
The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-
or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even