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The gripping final instalment in the Sleeping Giants trilogy - perfect for fans of Ready, Player One, The Martian and Transformers.
We always thought the biggest threat to humanity would come from the outside.
We were wrong . . .
Ten years ago, alien robots descended to Earth killing one hundred million people. And when they retreated, they took brilliant scientist Dr Rose Franklin and her team with them.
Now, after nearly ten years on another world, Rose and the Earth Defence Corps manage to escape - only to find that a devastating new war has begun. This time, between humans.
As the human race looks set to destroy itself, Rose and her comrades must find a way to unite Earth.
The stakes couldn't be higher, as the aliens intend to finish the annihilation they started . . .
Praise for the Sleeping Giants trilogy:
'This year's The Martian. So good and so eerie' Buzzfeed
'Pure, unadulterated literary escapism. In a word: unputdownable' Kirkus Reviews
'A sheer blast from start to finish' Blake Crouch, author of the Wayward Pines series
'Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z' Pierce Brown, author of the Red Rising series
An action-packed tale with apocalyptic stakes' Publishers Weekly
In the exciting conclusion to Neuvel's Themis Files (after 2017's Waking Gods), scientist Rose Franklin is back home on Earth after she was marooned for nine years on the planet Esat Ekt. Her giant robot, Themis, was summoned home, with Rose, linguist Vincent Couture, his 10-year-old daughter, and Gen. Eugene Govender stuck inside. Rose loved studying alongside the humanoid Ekt and would have been happy to stay, but Vincent was desperate for home. When they return, it's to an entirely too plausible war-torn Earth that's in the grip of racial hatred (especially of Muslims) and violence, and Russia and the U.S. are butting heads. Russian agent Katherine Lebedev wants to use Themis to combat the U.S., but she needs pilots to do it, and she'll stop at nothing to get Rose to do her bidding. The story, entwining past and present, is told in the same style as the first two novels, using interviews, diary entries, mission logs, and covert recordings. Lebedev is cartoonish at times, but that makes it even easier to root for Rose and co. This action-packed tale with apocalyptic stakes is a fitting finale to this wonderfully cinematic series.