Thursday, August 15, 2019

Cover Reveal: 'The Last Odyssey' (Sigma Force Series) By James Rollins

I am solwly burning my way through the Sigma Force series by James Rollins. I am became fan of his when I first read Demon Crown a couple of months ago. Since then I bought all hardcover books in the series, and is eagerly awaiting for the next and fifteenth book. And come early next year The Last Odyssey by James Rollins will be in our hands.

It seems a long wait, but don't worry: the official cover of the said book has just been revealed! This consistenly OCD-compliant cover (a design pattern which I am loving so much since the earlier books don't have matching covers) will at least temporarily fill the void of anticipation.

Check out the cover of The Last Odyssey by James Rollins.

The Last Odyssey by James Rollins

Synopsis

To save the world and our future, Sigma Force must embark on a dangerous odyssey into an ancient past whose horrors are all too present in this page-turning thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins that combines cutting-edge science, historical mystery, mythology, and pulse-pounding action.

For eons, the city of Troy—whose legendary fall was detailed in Homer’s Iliad—was believed to be myth, until archaeologists in the nineteenth century uncovered its ancient walls buried beneath the sands. If Troy was real, how much of Homer’s twin tales of gods and monsters, curses and miracles—The Iliad and The Odyssey—could also be true and awaiting discovery? In the frozen tundra of Greenland, a group of modern-day climatologists and archaeologists stumble on a shocking find: a medieval ship buried a half mile below the ice. The ship’s hold contains a collection of even older artifacts—tools of war—dating back to the Bronze Age. Inside the captain’s cabin is a magnificent treasure that is as priceless as it is miraculous: a clockwork gold atlas encircled by an intricate silver astrolabe. The mechanism is signed with the name of its creator, Ismail al-Jazari, a famous Muslim inventor considered to be the Da Vinci of the Arab world—a brilliant scientist who inspired Leonardo’s own work.

Once activated, the moving globe traces the path of Odysseus’ famous ship as it sailed away from Troy. But the route detours as the map opens to reveal an underground river leading to a hidden realm underneath the Mediterranean Sea. The map indicates that this subterranean world is called Tartarus, the Greek name for Hell. In mythology, Tartarus was where the wicked were punished and the monstrous Titans of old, imprisoned.

When word of Tartarus spreads—and of the cache of miraculous weapons said to be hidden there—tensions explode in this volatile region where Turks battle Kurds, terrorists wage war, and civilians suffer untold horrors. The phantasmagoric horrors found in Homer’s tales are all too real—and could be unleashed upon the world. Whoever possesses them can use their awesome power to control the future of humanity.

Now, Sigma Force must go where humans fear to tread. To prevent a tyrant from igniting a global war, they must cross the very gates of Hell.

The Last Odyssey by James Rollins will be released on March 10, 2020.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

'Dead Astronauts' By Jeff VanderMeer Gets Official Cover

If you are eager for some new weird SciFi read from Jeff VanderMeer, then worry no more. Before the current year ends the author will be publishing his latest offering titled Dead Astronauts. Expect a thrilling ride with a blend of the preternatural and wonderful that only he can offer.

To preempt the release months ahead the new book's official cover has been released and it is a melting pot of bright and gorgeous colors. It features a few astronauts as you can expect and it greatly reminds me of a video with a scientific scenario: If a human falls through the atmosphere of Jupiter, will he survive the encounter?

Check out the official cover of Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer.

Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

Synopsis

A messianic blue fox who slips through warrens of time and space on a mysterious mission. A homeless woman haunted by a demon who finds the key to all things in a strange journal. A giant leviathan of a fish, centuries old, who hides a secret, remembering a past that may not be its own. Three ragtag rebels waging an endless war for the fate of the world against an all-powerful corporation. A raving madman who wanders the desert lost in the past, haunted by his own creation: an invisible monster whose name he has forgotten and whose purpose remains hidden.

Jeff VanderMeer's Dead Astronauts presents a City with no name of its own where, in the shadow of the all-powerful Company, lives human and otherwise converge in terrifying and miraculous ways. At stake: the fate of the future, the fate of Earth―all the Earths.

Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer will be released on December 3, 2019.

Monday, July 22, 2019

See The Eye-Catching & Eye-Popping Official Cover Of 'Imagine Me' By Tahereh Mafi

It's only a few months ago that I took the courage to buy and read books in the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. It was only then when I could see the finale (or is this a finale to the arc only I am really hoping there's more) -- titled Imagine Me -- on the horizon. So you could absolutely say I am a noob on this one.

Noob as I might be I am glad to share to you official cover of Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi and should you love the covers of the previous books you'll love this one as well. It is eye-popping, eye-catching and eye-centeric to say the least. You've got to thank Jenna Stempel-Lobell for the design and Colin Anderson for the art.

Check out the cover of Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi.

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi

Synopsis

The explosive finale to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Shatter Me series.

Juliette Ferrars.

Ella Sommers.

Which is the truth and which is the lie?

Now that Ella knows who Juliette is and what she was created for, things have only become more complicated. As she struggles to understand the past that haunts her and looks to a future more uncertain than ever, the lines between right and wrong—between Ella and Juliette—blur. And with old enemies looming, her destiny may not be her own to control.

The day of reckoning for the Reestablishment is coming. But she may not get to choose what side she fights on.

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi will be released on March 31, 2020.