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World Without End by Molly Cochran
  • Author: Molly Cochran
  • Title: World Without End
  • Size PDF ver: 1228 kb
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  • ISBN: 0812534271
  • ISBN13: 978-0812534276
  • Pages: 480
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  • Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Subcat: Fantasy
  • Language: English
  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Votes: 285
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc (April 1, 1997)
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In a new version of the myth of Atlantis, the lost continent is home to the Olympian gods and is located in the Bermuda Triangle, and one man holds the key to its survival


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Bralore
This is one of the most unique takes on Atlantis you are ever likely to find. The characters are so immersive and the world created around them is beautifully described. A must read for anyone passionate about Atlantis, Greek mythology or science fiction.
Went Tyu
What I enjoyed most about this book was its bringing the legend of Atlantis to life. In current times, a few humans are "called" together to finish the conflict which began many thousands of years ago. As if moving through a timewarp, our heroes return to those ancient days and we, the readers, are treated to the life and death of Atlantean civilization, replete with such legendary figures as Poseidon, Aphrodite, Hades, Ares etc.. We discover that the conflict among those legendary giants plays out today, as they each have their representatives among us.

While most of us are familiar to some extent with the Atlantis legend, the authors have really put some meat on those bones. Aside from just being an interesting story, the authors have successfully woven a wonderful tapestry, while drawing on the many myths surrounding the subject. A good read! Thank you.
Doktilar
First, to be clear, Warren Murphy, creator of the Destroyer series, is one of the most compelling writers of our era. When he chooses to co-write with his wife the result is fiction of a degree of magnitude considerably higher than what passes for "airport reading" today. However, the "kicker" here is that, in a clever way, the writing duo are telling a tale of an ongoing war between the forces of Good and Evil that has been waging for 10s of 1000s of years. If you want to take this as fantasy, have fun, it is great reading. But if you dig deeper (Google FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGY, PATH OF THE POLE -- intro by Albert Einstein -- Robert Schoch's dating of the Sphinx, Edgar Cayce on Atlantis; the Creation Myths of the Maya; or Dan Brown's novels dealing with the influence of the Egyptian-spawned Secret Societies on the founding of the US) you will find 100s if not 1000s of sources suggesting there is more here than meets the eye. Did Murphy and Cochran write a novel that is not merely entertaining but also explains the age-old war between the 1% and the 99% that has been testing our collective mettle for most of recorded history? Does this novel explain why reality as we know it is not unlike the world in the Matrix, where nothing is quite what it seems? Read it and decide.
Ausstan
Not a bad book concerning Atlantis. I really liked the idea of ancient gods were based on even more ancient rulers and heroes. Poseidon was a master sailor respected around the world. Hades was a high priest of a dark order that pleased their gods with human sacrifice. Zeus a formerly powerful king that saw the world with his brother Poseidon. I would like to have seen inclusion of other gods than just the greek and Quetzalcoatl. Tying the whole thing with reincarnation and psychic ability was a nice touch. Along with the idea of time being cyclical, what has happened before will happen again. Not bad and worth reading.
Kecq
This engaging enough Atlantis fantasy reads extremely well for the first half, bogs down badly in time-traveling/reincarnation problems for the remainder, and suffers from a weak deus ex machina ending.
Orphan Sam Smith has suffered from psychic phenomena his entire life, unsure how to interpret it and frequently thought crazy by those who witness it. Adopted by seaman Darian McCabe, Sam hears a siren's voice calling to him from the underwater reefs, and cannot resist it. He retrieves an oddly shaped diamond from the ocean bottom - and his life will never be the same.
A wealthy industrialist wants the diamond. He belongs to the Consortium, a group who tracks down psychics with Sam's unusual blood type and kills them. The Consortium knows that those like Sam are reincarnated Atlanteans, and fears their potential power should they ever come together. The Consortium heads are aware reincarnates, themselves - of those who were responsible for the original decline of the civilization of Atlantis.
Up to this point in the story, everything is quite gripping and exciting, but then Sam makes another dive, travels through a time portal, and ends up in Atlantis before its fall. His modern-day doctor, Cory Althorpe, is the reincarnation of the woman who was known as the goddess Athena, an Atlantean noblewoman whose voice was the siren call fetching Sam back. The two fall in love, endure some ugly adventures in the shifting Atlantean political base with Hades gaining ascendancy over Zeus and Poseidon, and escape to their separate destinies - which, of course, again intertwine, in the future - before Sam and the other Atlantean reincarnates in his own time gather, regroup, and dispatch their enemies with what might as well be a magic wand.
The first part of the novel reads like an action-adventure/spy thriller, and is very good. The second half reads like a soap opera, and is too clever for its own good - it delivers too many pat explanations for the gods, the origins of various Flood myths, and the like. The psychic-bloodline angle is quite interesting, but makes most of the past Atlantean plot fairly unbelievable - these "gods" would sooner (and better) have utilized their power, and if not, the explanation for why not is simply not apparent.
Not a bad read, just be aware what you're getting into before you start.
Velan
I read this around when it first came out and it's a rarity that I will remember a book so clearly and always think of throughout the years. But this popped again in my thoughts and wow, still as good.
mIni-Like
I love it! Molly and Warren know just how to interweave time, mythology, and legends. I loved how they make old ideas fresh. This is the first of their books I've read and I'm now on book 3 -that was 8 days ago. I've since read The Forever King (I finished it in 4 hours). I'm now on the Broken Sword the continuation of Forever King. Molly and Warren know how to grab you from the first page to the end. I recommend all their books.

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