Sleeping Giants: Themis Files Book 1 - Themis Files (Paperback)Sylvain Neuvel (author)
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What happens when you make a discovery that changes everything?
Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger.
That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklyn, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered.
An enormous, ornate hand made of an exceptionally rare metal, which predates all human civilisation on the continent. An object whose origins and purpose are perhaps the greatest mystery humanity has ever faced.
Solving the secret of where it came from - and how many more parts may be out there - could change life as we know it.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
'As high-concept as it is, Sleeping Giants is a thriller through and through. . . . One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory.' - NPR
'This stellar debut novel . . . masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. . . . A page-turner of the highest order.' - Kirkus Reviews
'This year's The Martian.' - Buzzfeed Summer Reads
'It bursts at the seams with big ideas. This book is a sheer blast from start to finish. I haven't had this much fun reading in ages.' - Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter
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“Utterly engaging and addictive. Reads like a graphic novel.”
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Absolutely loved this book. I was a little uncertain about the way the story is actually told, but it worked brilliantly. I can't wait for the next one.
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