James Rollins is a pen name of James Paul Czajkowski an American veterinarian and writer of action-adventure/thriller. Much-loved thriller author James Rollins is about to release the next book in his Sigma Force series. BLOODLINE features the Guild. In a thrilling masterwork that will make you rethink your perceptions of life and death, #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes you to the.
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Everyone that knows me knows that, normally, I would pick a fantasy book over a thriller without much of a thought. However, there are some thrillers that I really do enjoy. The Sigma Force series by James Rollins is one of them. I have been since eighth grade, when one day, during class, my chemistry teacher came vy to me and said: Did you understand everything? I loved that teacher, and after I read The Last OracleI agreed with him too, at least to a certain level.
The book starts out inwhen one of the original nine Knights Templar — a woman, believe it or not — discovers an ancient artifact, the Bachal Isuthe Staff of Jesus, in the hands of a man who claims to be centuries old. A millennium later, a pregnant American woman on a yacht is kidnapped by Somali pirates off the coast of the Seychelles.
Oh, did I mention that the baby that Amanda Gant-Bennet is carrying holds the key to one of the greatest mysteries of the world and whose very existence raises questions about the nature of humanity and whether or not we can be immortal? Like, nail-biting, toe-curling, sit-on-the-edge-of-the-seat exciting, right? Yeah, I thought so too. Then I read the book, and I found myself feeling a bit disappointed. One of the main things that made me not like this book as much as the others was the writing.
You know what they say whoever they are: With James Rollins, it seems to be the other way around. Now, you might say: I am serious, there are parts in the book where a character says something or does something that makes me go: The only significant character development that we see in the characters that we already know is the Angst Mode that Seichan suddenly sprouted out of nowhere.
Now, with the problems of the writing and the character development, to me the book was not as interesting and exciting as the synopsis above induced me to believe it was. Like I said, there is action, but bang, bang, bang! The plot also takes part in that process. Bloodline is fairly fast paced, and the theme of the novel, immortality, is a good one, however, the plot did nothing for me. Seriously, James Rollins, are you freaking kidding me?!
Are you seriously going to do this?! So combined with the less-than-great writing and the character development, there are times when you feel that the plot, like the writing lacks a certain luster that was present before. However, for all its problem, its less than good writing, character development and plot twists, Bloodline does have its fair share of good stuff.
I have no means of knowing if the portrait of their dog-master relationship is accurate or not cat person hereI just know that the things that Tucker does for his dog are highpoints of the story in my book.
They are absolutely adorable together! But what I liked the most about this relationship in this particular book is the way that Painter behaved.
Painter Crowe, who has been my favorite character since Sandstormis a romantic, and he is heads-over-heels in love with Lisa.
Bloodline by James Rollins, or “Sigma Force is falling down, my fair Lady” | The Pencil’s Edge
Also, James Rollins had the brilliant idea of using characters bloodlihe had been, until now, severely unutilized: Lisa Cummings and Captain Kat Bryant. To see these two ladies take such active parts in the story is not only very clever, but also a breath of fresh air.
Both of them are complete bad asses, for one.
Thumbs up for them! Not to mention that James Rollins is, pure and simple, a master of cliffhangers. He knows exactly what to say at the end of each chapter to make you continue reading the book, even if you are feeling disappointed.
And the end of Bloodline …Oh My God! I loved it, absolutely loved it, it was, without any doubt, my favorite part of the whole book. In my opinion, one of the best plot twists and cliffhangers in the entire Sigma Force and, even though I ended Bloodline not feeling very enthusiastic about the series, that end made me want to read the next novel. Now we have finally arrived at the end jamez my freakishly long review.
But before I go, the closing statements: Would I recommend the series, Sigma Force, to someone? Even with James Rollins recent faux pasI still love it. Would I recommend this particular novel, Bloodlineto anyone, outside of the series? However, thanks to that wonderful end, I will still read the next one, and hope that it will be better than this one. Better luck next time!
Bloodline: A Sigma Force Novel
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