The Mayan Prophecy : The Mayan Trilogy Book 1 Paperback
by Steve Alten
On 21 December 2012 the ancient Mayan calendar will complete its thirteenth cycle.
Archaeologist Julius Gabriel dies certain of one fact: that, on this date, the human race will cease to exist.
Mankind's salvation lies in a millennia-old code. Ancient legacies - from the pyramids of Mexico and Egypt to the Nazca desert drawings - are key to preventing the imminent global holocaust.
Only Julius's son, Michael Gabriel, can decipher this puzzle.
Michael is incapable of action, locked in an asylum where he has been wrongly incarcerated for the past eleven years.
But now he has been assigned a new psychiatrist, Dominique Vazquez, upon whose actions the fate of the world will soon rest.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 20/11/2009
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9780857381699
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Review by adpaton
With 2012 near at hand and the awakening interest in the Mayan Prophecy that the world will end come next year’s summer solstice, it is only to be expected that writers would try to cash in with a spate of end-time books. Be warned: this book is just a renamed reissue of The Doman, originally published by Tor books ten years ago and sadly dated by recent events. Michael Gabriel, the one man with the knowledge to possibly avert global holocaust, has been incarcerated in an asylum for 11 years until he persuades young and beautiful psychiatric intern Dominique Vazquez to help him escape. Will they save mankind from hostile invasion? Obviously, since the sequel is due out later this year. Do we care?
Review by nwdavies
Very good science fiction thriller. My only complaint is that there are times when the wealth of detail goes beyond being interesting to feeling like the author is just showing off how much research he did on the subject. There is such a thing as too much information. And one personal niggle, and it is a purely personal thing: I don't like narrative written in the present tense. But these are small matters in a big book, both in pagination and scope. This is the second book I have read by Steve Alten (the other being The Loch) and I thoroughly enjoyed both. Looking forward to reading the second book in the Mayan trilogy (and all his other books) soon.