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Primeval the Lost Island by Paul Kearney

Primeval the Lost Island (edition 2011)

by Paul Kearney (Author)

Series: Primeval (2)

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Title:Primeval the Lost Island
Authors:Paul Kearney (Author)
Info:Titan (2011), Paperback, 320 pages
Tags:time portals, conner, abby, nick cutter, arc, lester

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The Lost Island by Paul Kearney



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This is the second book in the Primeval series, based on the TV show. After being very impressed with the first book of the series, I was very optimistic about the premise of this book--an island in the North Atlantic, disputed territory between the UK, Ireland, and France, and the risk of a diplomatic incident becomes very real as the ARC team continues to try to keep the anomolies a secret.

As the book opens, an attack is taking place on the high seas, and it was very easy to imagine that it's the opening sequence of the actual TV series, and that feeling continues as the team mobilizes and makes its way to the island, where things start to not go according to plan.

Unfortunately, from this point on in the book, I start to get very confused, and it seems that the team is actually spending many, many days on the island. It seems that the team will wake up, travel a little bit, and then make camp for the night again. And this seems to continue for a good portion of the book--very little actually happening and then camping for the night. While there were some very interesting concepts presented in the book, I think they were very poorly hashed out in the book, and the story was overall very poorly written.

And considering the ending, or the lack of an ending, also helped to hurt the book. I hope the next book in the series, which I will be ordering very shortly, is more like the first book and less like this one. ( )
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With a cough and a mutter, the engine died. They were 300 nautical miles out into the North Atlantic.
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"Anomalies are starting to appear, doorways in time to worlds we can barely imagine. The anomalies ore conclusive proof that the past exists in a fourth dimension as real and solid as those we already know. Our job is to predict and contain them."

A trawler is torn to pieces by an enormous sea monster off the Irish coast. Meanwhile, Connor's anomaly detector goes off the charts: half a dozen rifts in time have appeared, all on one deserted -- yet politically contentious -- island...

While Lester struggles to hold on to his career as the story edges ever closer to the front page, Cutter and the team battle through a deadly storm to reach the island, only to find themselves fighting to survive amidst the terrifying creatures roaming the harsh landscape...
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When strange anomalies in time start to appear, Professor Cutter and his team have to help track down and capture a multitude of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and its terrifying future.

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