“All of us, every single person on Earth, were related, however remotely, with the handful of aliens who chose love over duty, back when the Titans walked the Earth.”
Oh man, I am so bummed to say that I was disappointed with the final installment in the Themis Files Trilogy. I felt like this book didn’t have any redeeming characters and it felt like old characters were brought back unnecessarily. I couldn’t stand Katherine Lebedev and thought Vincent’s daughter Eva was a whiny brat. I was also let down with the details provided about Esat Ekt, the planet where the Ekt are from. I wanted to feel as though I had been there on an alien planet with Dr. Franklin, Vincent, Eva and Eugene but I didn’t. Since the story is broken up in “Files”, the details are all over the place. For some reason, the jumping around in the story bothered me this time. Not having a linear story hadn’t affected my reading in first two books, but this time it was part of the challenge I had in connecting to the story. Although I didn’t enjoy the final book, the first two of the series were very good. I especially LOVED the second book. I tore through that one and gave that book the highest rating of the three. Below are the summaries of all the books in the series so that you can make a decision on your own whether or not to read them.
In the first novel Sleeping Giants, A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.
Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.
But some can never stop searching for answers.
Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?
As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.
Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars.