Published: April 26, 2016
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?
An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by a quest for truth—and a fight for control of earthshaking power.
This book has been on my TBR list ever since it was released but I just never seemed to find the right frame of mind to read it or listen to it. But Friday afternoon I decided to listen to it and once I started I found it almost impossible to stop.
I’ve always been a fan of Sci-Fi, not the fantasy type but the alien monsters type, so this book hit my mark right away.
The author had a way with describing to the reader exactly how the pieces of the “Giant” looked and felt. I could see it plainly in my mind’s eye and I loved the use of interviews and journals to see into the minds of the characters.
There is a lot of covert actions and hide and seek with the “Giant” and it was fun to wonder what would happen next. At one point the “Giant” ALMOST walked across the border into North Korea (oh yes, it can walk) and started another World War. The author has an amazing imagination.
I was very surprised when one of the main characters was killed off but I figured she/he had fulfilled their part of the plot but at the end there is a GIANT cliffhanger and low and behold the character is back missing four years of her life.
Overdrive didn’t offer the second book, Waking Gods, in audio-so I used one of my Audible credits to buy it and will part it as soon as I post this to my blog. Can’t wait.