Wasps and Prehistoric Myths: The Demon Crown by James Rollins

Wasps and Prehistoric Myths: The Demon Crown by James Rollins

What do you get when you cross dinosaurs, prehistoric wasps, and Alexander Graham Bell? Your next favourite adventure novel.

The Demon Crown is the latest from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins, who has penned over twenty adventure novels. It’s the thirteenth in the Sigma Force series, which follow a secret American agency that deal with threats to world safety. Picture Dan Brown crossed with Indiana Jones. That’s the kind of fast paced and thrilling adventure we’re talking about.

The novel begins in 1903 with Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, excavating the grave of James Smithson, the man who donated his life’s savings to the Smithsonian Museum – despite never having set foot in America. Sounds strange? It’s actually true. What happens next deviates from fact and into wild, glorious fiction.

Later, in 1944, a Japanese spy breaks into the Smithsonian and steals something from the grave of Smithson, getting away before they can be apprehended. And it’s only in the modern day that we find out what they stole: an amber fossil, containing the body of a never-before-seen wasp. A huge drove of them descends upon Hawaii, but they’re not any old wasps – these are killer wasps, with intoxicating poison that threaten the very life of those who are stung. And it’s up to Sigma Force commander Grayson Pierce, and his partner Seichan, to stop it. What a way to have your holiday interrupted…

Rollins has taken several plot points that you might think would never go together, but has spun them together masterfully. You’re never going to see a novel incorporating wasps, American history, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, and Estonian salt mines all in one, but that’s because no one’s mind works quite like Rollins.

While the Sigma Force novels are intended to be read chronologically, each deals with a new adventure that threatens the globe. While you might not recognise certain characters from earlier in the series, Rollins writes such gripping plot that you’ll be drawn in instantly.

The best part? Once you’ve finished The Demon Crown, you’ve got twelve other adventures to lose yourself in.

About the Author

James Rollins is the author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the “hottest summer reads” (People magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets—and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight. He lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Publisher details

The Demon Crown
Author
James Rollins
Publisher
HarperCollins
Genres
Adventure, Fiction
Released
18 December, 2017

Synopsis

Buried beneath the National Mall lies a terrifying secret, dating back to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution: a cache of bones preserved in amber. The artefact was hidden away by a cabal of scientists led by Alexander Graham Bell to protect humankind. But they dared not destroy it, for the object also holds an astonishing promise for the future: the very secret of life after death.Yet nothing stays buried forever. An ancient horror dormant in the marrow of those preserved bones is free once more, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.To be there first has always been the core mission of Commander Grayson Pierce and Sigma Force. But this time, even Sigma may not be able to decipher the deadly mystery. With each new discovery, the menace they hunt is changing adapting and surviving every attempt to stop it from reconquering a world it once ruled.Running out of options, Gray will be forced to make an impossible choice. To eradicate this extinction-level threat, he will have to join forces with Sigma’s greatest enemy the newly resurrected Guild even it if means sacrificing one of his own.
James Rollins
About the author

James Rollins

James Rollins is the author of seven previous bestselling novels. An amateur spelunker and scuba enthusiast, he also holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine. He currently lives and writes in Sacramento, California.

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